We had seen so many restaurants and stalls advertising the signature dish of 香川県 Kagawa Prefecture, 骨付鳥 Honetsukidori, or roast chicken on bone, everywhere we went in 高松 Takamatsu, that we decided that we had to try it!
Ms V discovered the must-go place to have this chicken is 一鶴 Ikkaku, so off we went for our early dinner, only to find a snaking queue out in the cold 😮
There was a take-away option, but we wanted to have our food on the spot while piping hot, and since we were not too hungry, we decided to join the queue with at least 17 people in front of us… Cold burns more fat and calories = more space to eat more, right? 😀
We left Kyoto early, after yesterday’s satisfying 紅葉 koyo experience, to 岡山 Okayama, dropped our bags at the hotel, and went straight to take the train to 姫路 Himeji (since we had activated our JR Pass).
At the station, we met a very helpful information counter staff who spoke Mandarin, and gave us some advice for our day trip, and also directed us to the popular タコピア Tako Pia at グランフェスタ Grand Fiesta, which was just in front of 姫路駅 Himeji Station.
Categories: Hyogo, Japan, Travel
Tags: akashiyaki, anago, castle, egg, Himeji, Japanese, restaurant, rice, unagi
Gyu Suji Omu Rice
We were wandering within Liang Court and found Pecori Japanese Egg Restaurant rather appealing, with the huge omu rice menu!
The staff offered us samples of the cream, curry and mentai sauces so that we knew what we might be getting ourselves into 😛 Finally, we decided on a Gyu Suji Omu Rice ($16.80, inclusive of GST) and a Roast Demi Omu Rice ($15.80).
Roast Demi Omu Rice
The tomato rice with the slightly undercooked omelette was quite delicious! The beef stew chunks had looked quite tough, but was much softer than it looked. The beef pieces were quite fatty though, so the meat with fats was quite a good combination for hubby, but I was not such a fan. The roast demi omu rice was 3 deep fried items – prawn, mashed potato, and fish fillet. Eaten while still hot, they were delicious!
For this price, we also had free flow salad (+$2 during lunch), soup and coffee/tea. Really quite value-for-money! The salad bar was quite simple, with lettuce, seaweed, corn, shredded cabbage and spaghetti, and today’s soup was seaweed soup. The salad was a good complement to the omu rice, and we enjoyed the meal!
Note: The shop accepts cash only.
- Location: 117 River Valley Road Liang Court Shopping Centre #B1-50 S(179030)
- Website: www.facebook.com/PecoriSG
- Hrs: 11am – 10pm
[Here is the photostream of Ho Chi Minh City 2015, for those who prefer pictures to tell a story. 🙂]
Tickets to War Remnants Museum
After a very sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, we made our way to the War Remnants Museum and spent the remaining morning there.
This is a museum on the Vietnam War, and it is a rather emotional exhibition to us, and it serves to remind us of the cruelty of war and the selfishness of people.
Categories: Ho Chi Minh City, Travel, Vietnam
Tags: egg, grapefruit, Ho Chi Minh City, latte, pork, rice, sausage, spa, war
Lots of dishes to pick
We read about this place in the Tiong Bahru Heritage Trail guide (it’s both a walking guide and a food guide) and we absolutely had to try it!!
The stall is located in a coffee shop just opposite Tiong Bahru Food Centre. Although there are other stalls in the coffee shop, none had the long queue! Seems like everyone was here specifically for the curry rice! And who can fault them? Curry rice with the famous Hainanese pork chop, huge piece of bean curd and braised cabbage, all for the price of $4.20!