What I love about Japan

How is it that we’re able to forge such strong friendships when we were younger, able to accept each others’ flaws and agree to disagree? It seems like the older I get, the harder it is for me to make true friends. My definition of true friends, people whom I will turn to when I need them. Acquaintances are a penny too many. Okay there’s no such saying, a penny too many, but it does sound nice. =P

To conclude, growing up has made me too skeptical with too much expectations. Grateful for the handful of people who have stuck with me through the years. Yeap, you. Thank you.

Moving on, what I love about Japan! FOOD! Glorious food. Can’t recall a meal which wasn’t at worse, above average. Oh I do, the Macdonald’s there was’t that fantastic (surprise surprise) especially the chocolate pie which tasted like… nothing. It was tasteless.

Starting of with the best ramen ever! Chawanmushi Ramen at Osaka. Cosy little traditional shop, eccentric chef, GG signs and the best ramen ever. Both the bf and I could see the effort the chef took to prepare our meal, not the usual style in Singapore where the ‘chefs’ would basically heat up all the ingredient together and call it a day. It was so good we finished it all up despite feeling full, well, and also cause we were afraid that the eccentric chef might scold us if we didn’t. Hahaha.

No mobiles allow. Just like at Luke’s (Gilmore Girls =P)

Loved that food and drinks were allowed on trains. Despite that, the trains remained clean with no weird odors or wrappers stuffed in between seats.

Super yummy beef rice ball with half an egg, the kind where the yolk isn’t fully cooked. YUM.

Breakfast from a convenience stall at the train station. Simple but nice!

Being typical Singaporeans, we queue when we see one. The BF joining the queue.

What we queued for.

Snacks we got mainly from convenience stores.

Awesome giant macaron from 7-11.

Snacks from Starbucks, damn nice. WHY are they not available in Singapore!!

Freshly baked Japanese crackers!

Tako balls tasting unlike any from Singapore.

Random shop selling only plain udon where you get to choose your add ons, in my case, a prawn tempura. NICE!

From some train station. Tastes as good as it looks.

Again, crazy queue at a crepes stall we found in Shinsaibashi so we joined in and it was damn awesome! So awesome we queued again. Perhaps it was the additional sanitizer they had rubbed on their hands before each preparation of a new order? Hahaha.

Way too many photos of the awesome food we had so I’m gonna end this post with a (very cute) shot of the bf and our expensive bubbletea! The only store we found selling bubbletea, costed us about SGD6.50 for a tiny cup.

With the flight prices relatively low for Tokyo, I’m so tempted to plan another trip there just for the food!

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