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Loving Hut: Vegan Restaurant

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Went to the Loving Hut: Vegan Restaurant for Dinner.

 

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They serve Vietnamese influenced Vegan cuisine, which is the predominant style of food around the area. The menu does contain things such as chips, and vegan burgers though.

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Duck (fake meat) wraps with pickled cucumber and carrot with coriander to start. Very delicious. Didn’t realise I wasn’t eating meat.

 

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Vegan Pho Noodles with copious amounts of bean sprouts served on the side. Normally I get the “special beef” Pho noodles, and in comparison the Vegan alternative doesn’t quite match up. They are o.k but not quite as good. I think they tried to intensify the flavour by adding heaps of cardamon which was quite off putting.

 

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Vermicelli Noodles with spring rolls and shredded pork.

Quite tasty. A little dry. Which is offset by some sauce served on the side. Maybe some extra vegies/salad to offset it would be better?

I will be conducting more reviews on this restaurant in the future. ūüôā

 

 

Green Tea Cafe – Tsujiri Honten

During my trip to Japan this was one of my must-do places to visit.  This place in located within the Main Streets of Old-Gion , Kyoto. The place is pretty easy to find because around lunch time you see a massive queue  of people lining up Р extending from upstairs to the outside of the cafe.

 

Tsujiri Honten

 

This had green tea soft serve, normal green tea ice cream, kiwi, green tea biscuit, glutonous balls,  green. tea jelly, and bananas.

 

Tsujiri Honten

 

The Green-Tea Noodles!

 

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How pretty is it? I think that is how far it got with me. The desserts were all very nice to look at but they all had an odd sour taste to it. Maybe I chose the wrong one? The Green-Tea noodles were lovely though. Especially on a really cold day.

 

Worth visiting for the novelty of it though. ūüôā

 

Tsujiri Honten

 Location:

573-3 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0074, Japan

 

Chicken Rice at Glutton Bay Singapore

Singapore is one of those must-do-stopover-type places when travelling overseas. I would recommend giving yourself at least a day or 2 to be able to relax and take everything in.  We had about 6 hours to get from the Airport and back, so we were a little confined to a tight schedule.

We decided to head to Glutton Bay in Marina Bay. Heaps of Hawker style fooderies in an outdoor area overlooking the water. Ridiculously cheap food too, very very friendly people, and if you are concerned about language barriers – pretty much everyone who lives there speaks clear english.

Glutton Bay- Marina Bay Singapore

 

How can you go past Chicken Rice with some iced-tea in Singapore? I eat this in Sydney all the time and just had to try it in Singapore. Very delicious.

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Dezzatto

 

Buying dessert in Japan is really a special experience. We found this place inside a large supermarket/ Myers type place in Hiroshima not too far from the JR station. From what I remember there is a  whole section of different vendors, dedicated to sweet stuff. It comes served in  heart shaped   crockery. Cute!

Ice cream :)

Ice-Cream!

Ice cream

Breakfast in Kyoto

Following up from the previous post. Here is our breakfast the next day.

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Yakiniku: Japanese Charcoal BBQ

We were in Ikebukuro on a cold night so we decided to have something hot to eat. Our choice was a Japanese Charcoal BBQ restaurant. Also very easy to order. Just point to the pictures, and you cook the meat yourself on the charcoal grill on your table.

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I can’t remember exactly what we had but what I remember is: intestine, heart, liver, corn, pork sausages, pork ribs, ¬†thinly sliced beef, bacon etc. I grew up eating the ‘regular’ pieces of meat as well as the other stuff, so the notion of eating ¬†something like chicken liver is not off putting to me. It’s such a waste to just eat particular parts of an animal and not eat the rest, because they tend to be the more tender, and less bland cuts of meat.

 

Yakiniku

 

Yakiniku

 

Yakiniku

 

We finished the meal with some berry ice cream and a sundae in waffle cone.

Berry Ice-Cream Ice cream Sundae

Soy Sauce & Butter Popcorn

I was at Disneyland, Tokyo and could not resist but try this. Sounds strange. Tastes pretty good.

Soy Sauce and Butter Popcorn

Soy Sauce and Butter Popcorn