Posts in category Japan

Shinjuku, Tokyo – Fuunji, best ...


Ever since my first trip to Japan, I’ve discovered the amazing alternative to ramen – TSUKEMEN. What is this? Basically tsukemen is ramen lor with their broth and noodles served separately, then dipped and eaten. The broth of a tsukemen tends to be richer and more concentrated, to the consistency such that it’s kinda like […]

Kura Sushi @ Tokyo – Conveyor B...


Explodingbelly recently went on a short getaway to TOKYO, Japan.. again!!! Okay, this time round, the queues were equally insane – for toilets, fitting rooms, Disneyland, and food, the only different thing was, the crazy hot weather and insane perpetual rains. I’ll rant more in the travelogue but for now, let’s get to the point. […]

Gudetama Cafe Arrives in Singapore @ ...


The only thing that can get me zooming out of my office at 6pm on the dot since I started working is the opening of the ONLY GUDETAMA CAFE IN SINGAPORE! I was definitely thrilled because as you guys can tell, I’m a HUGE fan of this lazy egg.. Just look at my room, really. […]

Japan: Totoro Cream Puffs – For...

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I guess most of us are no strangers to this furry little… Thing (?) – Totoro. Even if you didn’t know what it was called (now you know), you might have seen it somehow or somewhere! Totoro is a character from Studio Ghilbi’s film – My Neighbor, Totoro and this place (白髭のシュークリーム工房, a.k.a Shirohige’s Cream […]

Japan: Cup Noodles Museum @ Yokohama

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For those who are planning your trip to Japan and are having difficulties in deciding whether to head over to the cup noodles museum or not, I hope this post comes in handy! Also, if you’re expecting to read about the DIY cup noodles experience here, no, it’s not in this post because we arrived […]

To all matcha lovers, here’s yo...

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Matcha lovers,  you’d be green with envy throughout this entire post. Wow, that was a bad joke ain’t it? HAHA! But here’s something you guys NEED to know, and be on your bucket list. The WORLD’S RICHEST MATCHA is a REAL thing now, it’s not a fantasy, IN TOKYO. Yes, Tokyo. Nanaya from the Shizuoka perfecture, […]

Japan: Red Rock – The MUST-VISI...

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This was one of my must-go places, however, we didn’t manage to visit them on our previous trip  because we were still in the midst of figuring out how to use the Japanese train system. Now that we are more experienced, coupled with the fact that this is just located TWO train stations away from where our […]

Japan: Bills @ Omotesando (Harajuku)

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Bills at Tokyu Plaza Omotesando is Australian famous chef’- Bill Granger’s 4th venture in Tokyo. I’ve heard raves about how good the brunches here are, afterall Bill Granger is known for being the King of breakfasts. Putting 2 and 2 together – Australian breakfasts + breakfasts by the king of breakfasts, it’s no wonder this outlet could […]

Japan: Luke’s Lobster @ Omotesa...

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This was probably THE best “stumbled upon” find we’ve ever had in our lives. If you’ve read my travelogue – here, we were just walking around the omotesando/harajuku area when my mother spotted her favorite word – LOBSTER, followed by a ridiculously long queue. A short history of Luke’s Lobster, which would give you an […]

Japan: Ichiran Ramen 一蘭

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The grey skies and cool weather these days may be “sweater weather” or “cuddle weather” to many others, but to Explodingbelly, it’s “ramen weather”. All I think about when it’s dark and cloudy outside is how good it would be to have a piping hot bowl of ramen. Maybe that’s why I’m fat. And speaking of ramen, my […]