Kyukyoku at JaBistro

If you don’t already know, my favourite type of cuisine is hands down, Japanese food. I’m always on the scout for the best izakaya or best sushi restaurant in Toronto. My favourites so far are Fin Izakaya, Guu Izakaya, and Inakaya.  Let me know what your favourites are!

One day in the midst of a sushi craving, Adrienne and I decided to finally check out the famous JaBistro. What intrigued me most about JaBistro was the fact that other than Omakase they offered what they call “Kyukyoku” on the menu, which is 12 pieces of market fresh sushi. Continue reading “Kyukyoku at JaBistro”

Tokyo Day 5 – Tsukiji Fish Market & GIANT GUNDAM

It was our 3rd last day in Tokyo (2nd last full day) and we still had much we wanted to do. As we were not able to fit it all into our agenda, we decided to cut out the shopping (as we’ve shopped quite a bit to the point the credit cards had to come out) and focus on the tourist activities.

We originally intended to go to Tsukiji Market at 4am. Yes, 4 AM which is when you must arrive to be able to view the fish auction!! I saw it once on TV and it looked pretty fun so I definitely wanted to see it in person!  That plan got pushed aside almost immediately as we started to lose our jetlag, stay out later, and sleep in. We ended up arriving around lunchtime. Supposedly, there is an inner (better one) and outer market, but we had lots of difficulty even finding the “market” that we just stuck to whichever we found. To this day I still don’t know which one it is…probably outer.  My hairstylist in Toronto suggested for me to go to “Sushi Big” because that’s the one he likes, but it had a very long line. After much deliberation, we ended up picking one that had a cute old man out front as the greeter. Continue reading “Tokyo Day 5 – Tsukiji Fish Market & GIANT GUNDAM”

Osaka 2013 – Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori & Kuromon Market

For the Japan part of my trip, it was only Adrienne, Orson and I because Alvin unfortunately had to go back to Hong Kong since he didn’t have much vacation days 😦  Since it was my first time in Japan I wanted to maximize the places I visited so we decided to go to Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. Continue reading “Osaka 2013 – Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori & Kuromon Market”