Futako Tamagawa (Part 2 of 2)

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Read Part 1 of Futako Tamagawa here.

After browsing the goodies at Tsutaya, we decided to have dinner before heading back home. Rise, a typical Japanese mall, houses the restaurants at the 7th or 8th floor. We randomly chose one and waited to be seated.

Kobe Motomachi Doria serves their food in hot bowls and plates. I didn’t know that “doria” is a thing. A little googling told me that doria is basically a gratin but with is rice based; dorias are typically topped with bolognese sauce and cheese then baked.

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Chicken broccoli gratin and bacon doria set

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Futako Tamagawa (Part 1 of 2)

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We found ourselves in Futako Tamagawa one afternoon after running an errand. And since we were already there, we figured we might as well explore the area. According to the hubby, the place was once a desert. I’m kidding! He said there wasn’t much going on a few years ago but now it’s a-bustling.

The top attraction of Futakotamagawa is how family friendly it is. And not just the humankind either- lots of people come with their pets (but usually stay outdoors)

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Ikinari Steak

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Japan will spoil you with its food choices. Whatever your budget, you will find some delicious food to match it. For 100yen or so, onigiris would tide you over until your next meal. For 30,000yen, you can eat your Jiro sushi dreams.

While I daydream about sushis though, my tummy grumbled (and found) its way to Ikinari Steak. Think of it as a fastfood steak place. Why isn’t it a fine dining place? Because there aren’t any seats!

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A Birthday Celebration, 2015

We celebrated Little A’s birthday recently.

In the morning, we had the compulsory birthday misua.

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With mushroom and boiled egg

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We spent the day here.

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Played in the ball pit with 80000 balls!

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They had a market place. You can be a fruit and veggie stand vendor…

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And sell takoyaki…

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Soon after, the tummies are a-grumbling.

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We went to Coconoha, with a semi-open kitchen.

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Grandpa H might have been a little surprised with japanese style pastas. I know I was when I first came to Japan. This one is mushroom asparagus spaghetti.

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Salmon and tomatoes.

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Because it was scorching hot, we had these delicious drinks

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And then, we had to have dessert, too!

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And this!

We explored the skytree mall but decided we better eat some moaaaar!

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So we let Grandpa H try this fresh chips with Royce chocolate

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Then we figured why not stay in their resto. We ordered the sampler chips with curry, cheese and mayo dips.

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And then we chanced upon a robotics and space exhibit. That’s Little A on the moon and a view of the Earth. It’s a small yet fantastic exhibit!

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And we ended the day with fireworks!

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And birthday pie!

Happy birthday!

J.s. Pancakes and more!

I have been bitten by a bug. The pancake bug!

The lines are always longish but there was one mid afternoon we found ourselves in JS Pancakes.

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Window seats

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The creme brulee pancakes was a winner! It was warm and oozy which made it much more yummy!

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We ordered the macadamia and cream pancakes. There was a mountain of cream on top of very fluffy pancakes and lots of nuts.

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Chuo cream with maple butter

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It looks weird I know but it’s a 2 level chou cream; one is filled with custard cream and the other is filled with maple butter cream.

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Home made pancakes are great, too!

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That’s homemade peach jam. Not too syrupy but sweet enough to eat with the plain pancakes.

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Definitely not photogenic but tasted awesome. Bluberry pancakes!

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The best part is Little A helps make the pancake batter.

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This one looks horrific! But, bacon! Why? Bacon!

Seriously, had leftover bacon and leftover batter. What’s a momma got to do?!

Note to self, mix stuff in batter. Might look better, no?

Next time, I’ll try mixing in chocolate chips and nuts.

Commune 246, Omotesando

Tokyo. What’s not to love?

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Rare to see these which makes it a bit artsy when you do.

We headed to Commune 246 at Omotesando. It’s a space with 17 or so establishments- food trucks and fixed shops.

We tried so many!

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Brooklyn Ribbon Fries

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Small order of All Spice. Thin and fried!

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Dote cafe

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Steak was a bit tough (ugh, wagyu has ruined all other steaks!)but it was tasty and meal was teeming with veggies. The various beans cup were good, too!

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Cori. Vegan food stand

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Hummos with bread. The bread wasn’t toasted though which I would’ve prefered.

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Ichizu

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Cold Soya. Very smooth. Little A liked this. Lemonade from Dote cafe with honey in the bottom.

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Fish coop

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We ordered Mentaiko Mayo fries. Remind me to make at home! Should be easy enough. Piping hot fries enough to burn your tongue (it did!)

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Breton

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Rib! We had to wait for 20 minutes for this but tender and flavorful.

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Tonpai Kitchen and others. We didn’t get to order from them. Coz we were soooo full!

You will find a food truck Avenue B soup and veggies. Don’t ask for soup. They don’t have soup. 😂😂😂

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When we visited, they were having a spice event.

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We were given samples for these curry rice in cute spoons!

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If you go up the stage, they will play a short light projection show. The plates are plain white. Then….

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The little chef will cook curry for you….

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Tadahhhh! Brought to you by Bon Curry Neo. They give you a 500yen coupon afterwards which you can use in Commune.

11am to 10pm
Www.commune246.com