corn chowder at soup spoon

Out for lunch with colleagues – Grilled corn chowder champon style at Soup Spoon today. It’s good, sweet corn with a tinge of spicy kick due to the red chilli oil.

crack phone . chef avenue

Stopping by here to record a first time in my life.

I cracked my phone screen. 😓

Luckily, only the edge is affected. There seems like a very fine crack across at the top but so far so good. Not obvious.


Dinner at Chef Avenue, give some support to TC’s relative.

I’m having the Okinawa-style curry, it’s really quite good for the price. $6.80 for the chicken katsu curry rice, too bad the braised pork is sold out. The chicken is really juicy and tender.

TC has no idea what to get, so I helped him to choose this, Thai grilled pork with butterfly pea noodle.

It’s alright. Pork not as good as what I have in Bangkok.

They serve coffee with this wooden tray.

japan hokkaido, day 4 – lake toya

Buffet breakfast in the hotel. This is different from the other buffet breakfast that I’ve had in Japan. There’s more focus on seafood here.

Mini squids stuffed with glutinous rice.

Shio ramen.

Items I have picked out. Things with milk and cheese are not included.

Not forgetting to add more fibre.

Off we go to our next destination. Lake Toya!

Have more vitamins, our body is not used to the cold and dry weather.

One last time.



Check in.

We’re pretty much devastated after we saw our rooms.

Too sweet for one person to finish.


Dinner buffet at the hotel.



japan hokkaido, day 3 – hakodate asaihi (morning market), red brick warehouse, motomachi

Starting our day at the market.

There are loads of seafood sold here but we do not think the prices here are good. There are stalls that mark up the prices and when you pass by, they will offer you the original price and claim it as a discount.

We bought a slice of melon to share and I almost dropped it. 😅

Cool drain cap.

Found a place for lunch.

I had the scallop, uni and fish roe rice bowl! It was good but just somehow not as good as the one I had at Tsukiji Market.


Hakodate Bay’s Red Brick warehouse.

It’s a really beautiful place for picture taking.

Most of the shops here sell home decorative items or gifts, like musical boxes, dream catchers, famous cartoon characters collectables…

Ice-creamed at Lucky Pierrot.

Headed to the Motomachi area, went pass a few pretty houses.

Visited an owl shrine, the view here is pretty.

Continued walking to a church.

It’s very very pretty inside the church but do keep very quiet and no photography is allowed.

Going back to the car.

Lunch at Kantaro Sushi.

Many choices to choose from.

Green tea powder.


Back in hotel for a nap.


Dinner at the restaurant opposite our hotel, The Very Very Beast. The rating looks good.


Moved to Hakodate Beer Hall next.


Ice cream again!


Up we go to Mount Hakodate!

Be careful went going up or down the hill, there was a fox in the middle of the road while we were going down.

random musings

I’m going to see the doctor again, think there’s a tear in my throat or something due to excessive coughing. Third time this month, almost once every week.

Spend my first longest time in the clinic and the doctor has determined that my cough is caused by my sensitive nose. I have to use the nasal spray everyday until everything is gone.

TC has gotten the flu bug too. Tifa has an appointment at the vet for her nose infection. All of us has got nose issues.

Lunch before the vet.

Made dinner after my drowsy nap.

Really like this snack and TC has his first taste of beef even though it’s not actual beef. Lol.

random musings

A colleague from India gave me this candy. It’s green mango flavour with a random Indian sauce in the middle. Really weird but fun at the same time.

Had lunch at Wheat. The grilled salmon with soba is good.

Assam fish head with the parents.