japan day 2 – kyoto . elk cafe . kitano tenmangu . kinkaku-ji . sushi no musashi . mcdonald’s . premium cup noodles

On our way for some yummy food.

At ELK Cafe, they serve soufflรจ pancakes. The place may be a little too cosy. ๐Ÿคฃ

Order croque monsieur and chocolate cookie & banana pancakes. Had coffees too, which I think you can skip.

Pancakes are very very soft and airy, like clouds. I loved it!

Everything in the croque monsieur works so well together, even that little bit of spinach on top adds a good tinge of flavour. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Another hit! Although the chocolate wasn’t sinful, it was just nice. That whipped cream surprised me, I thought it was ice cream but not cold??? Hahaha! Creamy, airy and smooth, best part is there’s no milky smell. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


We’re taking the public bus to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, following Google’s direction of course.

There’s a festival every 25th of the month at the shrine, hence the crowd. There’s flea market along the way selling food, crafted items and second-hand stuffs.

What a long queue to see geishas! All the way in. ๐Ÿ˜…

Can you spot the geishas?

There’s even a long queue for praying. ๐Ÿ˜“

Can’t finished the food but I don’t want to waste it. This is what I do. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Got my fortune! Luckily it’s good.

Plum blossoms everywhere. If you can’t go for cherry blossoms season, come earlier to see plum blossoms instead.


Decided to walk to Kinkaku-ji Shrine


Stopped for a quick rest before we step inside the Shrine. Takoyaki in soup ๐Ÿค” and croquette. Never had soaked takoyaki before, still tastes like it but just wet.


They give amulets as admission passes. Haha! That’s nice. ยฅ200 per adult.

Here’s the famous golden shrine.

Gold carp in the lake.

Other things around the shrine.

Bought a few charms, all they need to do is sell one that says ‘good health for pet’. Take my money.

Also bought my stamp book here; ยฅ800 for the book, ยฅ300 for the stamp. The calligraphy is really nice to look at.

Got my fortune here too! It’s still good. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ


We’re having sushi tonight! Sushi no Musashi, Foursquare recommended this place to us and it has a score of 8.8/10.

After seated, we were quite surprised because the servings aren’t as generous as the ones we have been to before. Oh well.

Mentaiko is salty. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Scallop is sweet but I think it’s only half scallop each.

I never like tuna until I had this fatty tuna. ๐Ÿ˜

Just look at the grain and fats.

Uni sushi. Another love. Can never find a good one in Singapore. It’s like creamy egg yolk.

On to the sweet stuffs; beancurd skin, tamago and sweet potato.

We only had 12 plates, it’s quite affordable.


Shopped at one of my favorite place, Flying Tiger Copenhagen. Only managed to get 2 items for the house though, the selection is not as much as the last time I was here which was 2 or 3 years ago?

Got this for TC from Loft. He can be batman for 15 mins. ๐Ÿคฃ


Headed to McDonald’s for some food because laoniang’s gastric is acting up.

Shared a Chicken Tatsuya burger meal. It was damnnnnnnn good. Omgawd. Well marinated, full of flavour and tender. Can Singapore McDonald’s bring in this???


Late night supper! Everything from 7-eleven.

Cup noodles from their premium range. Obviously, I wouldn’t know what’s the flavour.

Has little packs of oil which has to be added after the noodles are cooked.

Don’t know why TC always somehow has a lot of green onions in his food. ๐Ÿคฃ

Anyways, the yellow one. Noodles are thick and chewy. Soup is thick. Really good. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Brown. The oil has this salted fish smell which I hate because I don’t like salted fish. Doesn’t smell that bad when eating. Noodles are thin. Soup wise is just salty? Can’t really comment. Haha.

Added vegetables to the diet because we hardly had vegetables. The vegetable is very good because it has a natural sweetness.

Guess it’s the peach season? Yes to Calpis Peach Soda. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ No to Peach Coke, it’s like have soap fragrant drink. Ewww… I threw the wjole bottle.

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