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Japan 2016: Day 11 (Back to the food life)

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Waking up early stopped being easy. Ugh…lazy. We trampled to Shibuya to check out a nail shop and it is easy to miss. The sign is small, but the inside is heaven. PS, don’t know if I mentioned, but I kept bashing my lens and broke the darn thing so that’s why there’s a weird zoom blur around the outside.

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TAT Nail Shop

TAT Nail Shop | www.rubyyee.com

Polish heaven

We were killing time by looking for a theme cafe and there was a cat cafe nearby, so we went in! Those damn cats are so lazy and omg they’re so fat and cute. It was ¥1,050 for a half hour with a drink and biscuits.

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ハピ猫

ハピ猫 | www.rubyyee.com

Cat stew

ハピ猫 | www.rubyyee.com

Cat

After some shopping and bumming around (read: buying unnecessary Sailor moon goods), we were after a light lunch, and it just so happened that the Tokyu Hands in Shibuya has a cafe on the top floor with cool gyu toasties!

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Lunch at Tokyu Hands

Now that lunch was out of the way, it was time to go on the hunt for some ice cream! That would be IC#16 HM#8. This thing is icy! I guess that’s the only way they can stack it so high.

白一 渋谷店 | www.rubyyee.com

白一 渋谷店 | Shiroichi

白一 渋谷店 | www.rubyyee.com

Cone コーン [¥390]

白一 渋谷店 | www.rubyyee.com

黒蜜抹茶 [¥680]

After this I decided to make our way to the Dominique Ansel Bakery in Jingumae and we walked through some really cute street that seemed out of place from everything else around it. We didn’t stop at any of the shops, but the whole atmosphere felt really bright and fun.

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Bright street

We also pit stopped at Kiddy Land, and by pit stop, it was more like we spent an hour in there. Oops

Kiddy Land | www.rubyyee.com

Sailormoon goodles at Kiddy Land

Finally, we arrived at the bakery.

ドミニクアンセルベーカリートウキョウ DOMINIQUE ANSEL BAKERY | www.rubyyee.com

ドミニクアンセルベーカリートウキョウ DOMINIQUE ANSEL BAKERY

Ugh, the hype is hype. Yeah, the frozen s’more was kind of cool, but the flow of this place is stupid. If you buy stuff downstairs you can’t sit upstairs. The cheesecake was such an immense let down – it was gritty and heavy. Not cotton-soft at all.

If you sit at table before your stuff comes out of the counter, you’re kicked off because “you don’t have food”. So you’re left standing there with a tray of food until someone vacates their table…all because you couldn’t find a table first. Stupid gimmicks..why am I such a sucker? I’m also counting this damn s’more as IC#17.

ドミニクアンセルベーカリートウキョウ DOMINIQUE ANSEL BAKERY | www.rubyyee.com

Frozen s’more [¥750] + ‘cotton-soft’ cheesecake [¥680]

Dinner took us back to a very traditional Japanese restaurant in Akasaka and a walk down some pretty funky streets.

Everything on the menu was Japanese – not a lick of English – so thank you Dad Yee for organising this awesome experience.

四季の味 あかさか弥市 | www.rubyyee.com

四季の味 あかさか弥市

四季の味 あかさか弥市 | www.rubyyee.com

Tiny bowl and oolong tea at every opportunity.

四季の味 あかさか弥市 | www.rubyyee.com

Most delicious agedashi tofu I’ve ever tasted.

四季の味 あかさか弥市 | www.rubyyee.com

Beautifully plated. Even my dad was surprised.

四季の味 あかさか弥市 | www.rubyyee.com

Beef tataki

四季の味 あかさか弥市 | www.rubyyee.com

Shishamo

四季の味 あかさか弥市 | www.rubyyee.com

Fish?

四季の味 あかさか弥市 | www.rubyyee.com

Loving my cold udon.

四季の味 あかさか弥市 | www.rubyyee.com

Cold soba for Chen

四季の味 あかさか弥市 | www.rubyyee.com

Ochazuke for Mum Yee

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