Taipei : Two Best Ramen Places (So Far)

I’ve been avoiding noodles for these past months. If i happened to go to some restaurant that have noodle and rice, i’ll go for the later option. Why so? Because i gain weight easily after i eat noodles. Yes, any type of noodles. I hate it so much when i need to avoid the things that i love. =(

I still remember there were times that i ate noodles (spaghetti, ramen, local singapore noodle and instant noodles) almost everyday in that week, and i gained 3 kgs by the end of the week. Gosh.. ~.~” And then someone told me about ‘Blood Type Diet’ and said that Type A Blood should eat more vegetables, fruits and grains than carbs and meat. Seems like a very tough tasks to do when you love noodle so much and have low blood pressure at the same time (since you need to eat meaty stuffs in order to increase the blood pressure)

After suppressing my hunger for noodles, I finally could not resist it anymore and start to eat noodles again. But this time i limit myself to once a week. So, this past few weeks ive been going to many noodle places, from local noodles, pasta house and japanese ramen. and guess whatt.. The Japanese Ramen won my heart!

– Nagi Ramen

Ximen MRT – Ximending (Located at Cinemark Movie Theater Buidling – 6th Floor, Besides Uniqlo)

They have 4 types of Ramen Based that you can choose from.

The Original , The Spicy ones, The Squid Ink-ed ones, and the Seaweed ones. What i love the most from this place is you can choose your noodles thickness, your broth thickness, your type of meat and vegetables, spiciness etc. I just love ramen places that can be customized.

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*The Original King (Butao) – the safest choice if you cant eat spicy and dont really dare to try the other soup-based. This Butao bowl of goodness is an award winning. The broth is pretty thick and a bit salty as well. So if you like flavourful soup (since most of Taiwanese cuisine are pretty bland) you definitely should try this one out*

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*The Black King (Kuroo) – If you are someone who has a very adventurous taste buds, you can try this squid-ink soup based. I totally could not enjoy this black king, cause they have a fishy smells (for me). Yeah, i got a bit sensitive when it comes to seafood. But my friend love it, so i guess you can try it as well if you want too*

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*Red King (Akao) – This bowl of red noodles really won my heart. Well, maybe because i love spicy food in the first place, and this Akao has satisfied my taste buds. I chose normal for the richnessof taste, normal special sauce, light garlic, shoulder parts for the pork meat, green onion for the vegetables, level 4 of spiciness (you can choose level 1-10), and thick normal noodles for my ramen. And i loveee thiss so soo muchh..

The thickness of the noodles is not that thick as i expected, but it’s chewy enough for me to enjoy. The broth itself is a bit salty and spicy at the same time, since i love both, so the soup are just perfect for me. Love the shoulder pork-meat as well, cause when most other ramen house use very thick cha siew (shoulder pork meat), they use thin sliced that makes it less fats and they are pretty generous in giving the meat. Really love it to the bits.

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Price : 3/5 – NTD 200-240 (SGD 8-10) *wouldnt get any nice Ramen in Singapore with this kind of pricing. haha*

Ambiance : 3/5

Taste : 4/5 – For Spicy Based

-樂麵屋 (Le Mian Wu)

No. 7, Lane 10, Yongkang St, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106

(Dongmen MRT – They have 2 outlets in the same street, one outlets has break time from 2-6pm, and the other one open all the way from 11-10pm)

They have many options to choose from (Original Tonkatsu, Soya sause based and spicy based) and they can customized our bowl of ramen as well.

  Even though i love spicy noodle so much, i decided to skip it this time. Why so? Because they mixed the spicy broth with some seafood based soup. So this time i play it safe and so satisfied with my Original Tonkatsu based soup.

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Chosen a normal broth for its thickness with normal thick noodle. They have less options than Nagi Ramen, which makes it easier for some people. Love the broth so much, cause it’s thick enough but not makes you ‘sick’, the soup is like ‘indomie kuah ayam’ but less salty and just so much nicer. haha. If you like to drink soup, i guess you can finish up this bowl of goodness. I think Nagi Ramen’s noodle is thicker, but this one is good enough for me too! *guess im easy to please as long as it’s not too thin and soft. haha* Also, I recommend you to order the one that has double pork-meat, because the pork meat is soo good, it literally melts in your mouth.. *slurpp*

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Quite a fan of Japanese Gyoza, but i found this one is just normal towards not-so-good-for-my-tastebuds. So, if you are not into Gyoza, you can skip it.

They have the normal spicy based soup and sort of special edition spicy soup with some prawns, and other types of pork-meat. My friend chosen the later one, and it comes like this. Looks so appetising, but she said she prefers the original better. So original wins for this Ramen shop!

Price : 3/5 – TWD 190-260 (SGD 7.8-10.5)

Ambiance : 3/5

Taste : 4/5 for Original Tonkatsu Based

TAIPEI : Best Beef Noodle – Lin Dong Fang (VLOG)

Taipei is so famous with Stinky Tofu (Chou Dou Fu), Xiao Long Bao and Beef Noodle (Niu Rou Mian). and Talking about Beef Noodle, im gonna take you to Taipei’s Best Beef Noodle!

Lin Dong Fang is located near Zhong Xiao FuXing MRT station. I guess some of you already know or even tried it out already. But there are still some people (even the taiwanese) who doesn’t know that this small great stall is exist.

I have been here 4 years ago, but that time i wasn’t passionate enough about travel writing. so here i am now, writing my heart out about best noodle in Taipei city. *psstt..* even CNN said that this is a must try when you are in Taipei !

Well, i guess enough of introduction. It’s picture time now! haha.

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I ordered a small bowl of ‘Ban Jin Ban Rou’, which means Half Tendon and Half Beef. I really love everything inside that bowl, the soup are just nice, the Noodle is chewy or CNN said it is Al dente. haha. The Beef is so soft that it melts in your mouth, and the Tendon is just so delicate, not hard at all, and doesnt have any funny smells.

This portion of goodness cost me (TWD 190 // SGD 8), and as for normal Beef Noodle cost (TWD 140 // SGD 6). If you want small bites like Tofu Skin Pig’s ear or others, you can grab it for (TWD 30 // SGD 1.2) for one small bowl. Actually It is considered not cheap, cause normally most meals in Taipei is around TWD 40-120 max (not restaurant). But when you convert it to SGD, it is just soooo worth it!

Ohh, actually i made my first VLOG on this ! hehehe. It wasnt on purpose. Suddenly i just have this though when we were on our way to Lin Dong Fang. It is NOT as good as the other travel blogger, i cant do video editing, guess this one is my best already. haha.. but hopefully i can make the next one better and i hope you can enjoy this one! =)

P.S : All pictures and Video is taken by IPhone 6, with no edit. Thinking to buy new mirrorless camera with tilt-able or articulating monitor, so i can do self-recording. hahaha.  Any recommendation? =)

Lin Dong Fang

274 Bade Road, Section 2, Zhongshan District, Taipei City.

+886 2 2752 2556

When Typhoon Hits Tokyo : Day 8 & 9

4th October, after eating Mutekiya Ramen

** beep beep **

Thirza : Jen, dont go back so late. typhoon is hitting Tokyo soon.

Jend : What?? are you serious??

T : *sending me some news link*

J : oh noo.. tomorrow is our Fuji trip. =(

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when we were back to our hotel, we saw the news are all about the typhoon. so basically the typhoon already hit other places in Japan, and it’s coming towards tokyo. we can just pray that our Fuji Tour would turn alright, since we did not have any notification of cancellation.

before we sleep, the heavy rain was already pouring like mad, i can say it was the most bad-ass rain ive ever seen.

Day 8 – Mount Fuji Trip

The tour guide pick us up on the dot that day, before we are going to Fuji, we went to some other hotels to pick other peoples up. The rain still pouring heavily that day. Me and 3 others already have low energy, since we know that we cant see mt Fuji greatness on that day.

It took 2 hours to drive from Tokyo to Mount Fuji.. on the way up, the tour guide was trying to tell us story about  Mount Fuji or Fuji San. there’s a few meaning behind that Fuji San name. Firstly is “No Equal”, so there’s no other mountain like Fuji San, been there for soo soo long since more that 100,000 years ago. Secondly is “No Ending”. and the other meaning is “Abundant” and “Wealthy”. so that’s why many Japanese using Fuji name for their company. Like Fuji Film, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Fuji Trading, etc etc.

while he was still explaining, suddenly he ask all of us to keep quite and listen if we can hear any sound ??

all of us kept quite for a while, and we did hear something.. it’s like a whale / dolphin sound for me.. *yeap.. beneran kyk suara lumba2 ato paus yg kita suak dnger di tv2. haha*.

“if you hear that.. it’s the song of Mount Fuji,” he said. He explained that sometimes when we drove at certain speed, the friction will give us a beautiful sound, and it the sound never come up the same. it’s like a beautiful melody, and that’s why they said it’s a song of Mount Fuji.

so excited to know and listen to the sound.. haha.. *norak* well. i dont know if other mountain can produce that kind of sound. but for me it’s just too cool! haha.. so sad that i did not record it.. it happened so fast, and normally it just ‘play’ for a few seconds only.

our first stop is Mount Fuji 5th Station 

since it’s still raining, we cannot enjoy the Mount Fuji sceneries, it supposed to be the photo spot. so we just went in to the gift shop for a while to warm ourselves..

Mount Fuji itself is very cold eventho you are going there in the summer. so we were so freezing since we went during autumn accompanied with the rain and wind from the upcoming typhoon. =(

20141005_115623inside the shop was sooo soo crowded, i think everyone just wanted to warm themselves up. haha.. *ohh btw, all pictures are taken by Samsung S3, since i was too lazy to take out my camera again. haha. and below is Mount Fuji dessert, so cute yaa. haha.. too bad that time we dont have any appetite to eat this.. because we are too frozen and just wanted to drink some warm things. haha. 20141005_120852 and finally, the misty-foggy-hazy Mount Fuji.. huaaa..20141005_122537

i can only send a postcard to myself that i should go back here again someday to see the majestic of Mount Fuji. haha..

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*the post-card is so cute yaa.. hehe.. i sent one to Bern as well, and he took such a nice picture of the postcard. haha*

after this, we are going to Hakone, a city nearby Mount Fuji. and the second stop of the day is Lake Ashi Cruise.

This is a crater lake that formed by powerful eruption more than 3,000 years ago. and before we take the cruise, the tour send us to a restaurant to eat our lunch first. they actually offered us 2 options of the tour, to go with lunch or to go without lunch..

the price different is about 2,000 Yen. and 4 of us decided to sign up without lunch, since the lunch that they offer is only some grilled chicken set.. and we wanted to try some other foods. so for us who sign up without lunch package, they send us to Togendai View Restaurant.

it’s quite a beautiful restaurant i may say, because it’s facing the Lake Ashi itself.

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well. to be honest, this restaurant is a bit expensive.. the port-cutlet curry chicken cost us about 3,000 Yen per set ? if im not wrong.. 1,000 yen more expensive than the grilled chicken set. haha. but well, at least we tried the real Japanese curry. haha. and it was super nice.. i think all food in Japan are all super nice! haha.    20141005_150122

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and it’s cruise time now.. still raining. =( Below is how the cruise likes from inside 20141005_15051220141005_152155

The misty lake, make me Feels like in “Pirates of Caribbean” movie where the haunted ship suddenly appears from the fogs. hahaha.

The third stop is Hakone Sky Gondola. This trip supposed to be a pretty sightseeing trip, but too bad, we cant see any pretty things at all =( i’ll show you how pretty the gondola trip is supposed to be.

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taken from the visitor’s centre, and below is what we got

20141005_162028such a huge different right. hahaha.. before we left Hakone, the tour guide told us that Hakone is famous for the black egg, that is literally turn black because they boiled it with Sulphur from the lake. Old people said if you eat one of the black egg, it will add up 7 years of your life.

One Australian lady gave me 1 of her black egg. she said it tastes like a normal boiled egg. only smells a bit funny. haha.. since i dont like boiled egg as well, so i gave this to the 3 others, but they didnt want it as well, so this 1 boiled egg gone to waste.. =( it supposed to be darker, just that it has been passed on to many hands, so yeahh the colour become not so black anymore.

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and that was the last stop of the day. The tour took us back to Odawara station to take bullet train back to Tokyo station. Because the rain was still pouring that night, Thirza said just go to Vimon restaurant at Tokyo station, so we can go back easily to our hotel.

so, we followed her suggestion and felt so satisfied with the hamburger! *yuuummm yummmm*

Me and Yana shared 1 Hind-Shank Hamburget Steak set (2,280 Yen) & 1 Fatty Hamburger Steak Set (2,580 Yen).

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The hind-shank is a bit chewy and dry, but of course its still nice.. hehe.. where the fatty hamburger consist of ground beef and beef ribs, so it’s more tender and juicy.. both is super nice i may say. haha.. somemore if you deep a bit of your hamburger to the reddish sauce.. it’s a bit salty, but it enhances the beef taste.. yumss.. hehe.. you also have the choice to change your plain rice to garlic rice with some additional (that i already forgot).. if you willing to draw somemore money for your dinner, i suggest you to change to the garlic rice cause it’s so savory. hehehe.

Steak & Hamburg Vimon (at Tokyo Station)

1-9-1 Marunochi | Tokyo Sta. 1F Kitchen Street, Chiyoda, Tokyo Prefecture 100-0005, Japan
+81 3-3283-1841
 
Day 9 – Last day
actually we  wanted to go to Shinjuku or Ikebukuro to walk around. but the weather was still as bad.. the bad weather caused chaos in the train stations. because many trains got cancelled and dont know what time it will resume =(
as much as we wanted to pro-long our holiday, we did not want to miss our flight back home as well. so, we decided to go super early to Tokyo Station to book the shinkansen back to Narita airport. since we have plenty of time at Tokyo Station, we just grab our lunch at some random restaurant that turns up to be awesome. haha..
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Finally, i took the Beef Udon (small portion) and feel so satisfiedd.. ahhh.. so grateful we chose this restaurant to have our last meal at Japan.. =)
Trying to find the full address of this Nanba Sennichimae Kamatake Udon restaurant, but could not find it . huu..
after this good meal, we tried to go down to check the Shinkansen schedule, so shocked when the officer asked us to board now because the next train (which is our schedule) is cancelled. we ran and ran to catch that Shinkansen. luckily we went and ask the officer.. else, we really need to extend our holiday. haha.. 
the thing that i learned here is, dont be shy to ask things.. hahaha. 
the great udon and the running marks our last day in Japan. hope to see you again, Japan! 
much Love,
Jend
 

Best Ramen in Ikebukuro – Tokyo : Day 7

oh gosh.. time flies just like that.. it seems like i just celebrated Christmas and brave myself to enter 2014.

and now, it that month again whereby you need to re-think what you have done in the past year and write your plans for the year ahead..

well. well.. been back from the Japan trip 2 months ago, yet have not finished all the blogs yet.. =(

but good news, only left with 2 post to go (this post and our Mount Fuji Trip)

So, after exploring the 2 shrines in Kyoto, we were back in Tokyo. since we reached there almost 4pm. We decided to have early Diner at Mutekiya Ramen (at Ikebukuro)

one of the reason that we decided to reach early is because most of the review said it will be a long Q after 5pm.. and to skip that Q, then we need to reach there before 5.

we reached at Ikebukuro station around 4.50pm. we followed the direction that one of travel blogger given to us.. but we still cant find our way out. haha.. so we tried to use our googlemap to find the way.. since our dataplan is already low, the googlemap didnt help much.. so, we just tried to walk around and try to find below signage.

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after 15 minutes of walk. finally we found it!! *berhasill.. berhasill. hore! gaya dora the explorer. haha*

it was around 5.10pm, and luckily the Q was not that long yet.. we waited for around 2o minutes before we can savour the best ramen at Ikebukuro area.

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well. bassically they only have a few types of ramen.. and their bestselling ones are the 3 ramen above. *sorry for the blurry pictures. =(

Favorite Menu for Mutekiya’s first timer :

1. Nikutama Men

2. Tokumaru Men

3. Umakara Men – spicy soup
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guess all ramen shop in Japan is only limited for 20 person or so.. and all of it are bar tables.

the first difference between Ichiran Ramen is their tables, in Mutekiya, they give you a range of sauces that you can add in to your ramen – pepper, soya sauce, vinegar, chili oil, tonkatsu sauce, garlic, some other things that im not sure what it is. haha.

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The Gyoza came the first

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This tastes like normal Gyoza, nothing in particular.. it’s just simply a nice companion for eating the ramen..

and introducing you the Best Ramen at Ikebukuro!

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I chose the Umakara Men – the spicy soup based noodle.

owhmaigod! it was just super nice and super spicyy.. *gw sampe keselek gt pas pertama kali makan*

if you order this, you must slowly slurp the soup for the first sip. i was too excited and just gulp the first spoon until i was choking like crazy. hahaha..

okay, what i love about this?

– it’s broth.. the broth is so thick and creamy and so tasteful.. eventho it is spicy, but it’s still enjoyable. not those kind of spicy that makes your bowel suffer. they said they

– it’s noodle… ahhh.. how i love thick noodle.. it’s so yellow and chewy. *lebih seru aja gt makan noodle gendut2. haha*

– it’s pork meat.. muahhaha.. *maafkan daku yah buat yg halal, tapi ini enak bngt menurut aku.. huhu* the meat is just super thick, juicy, tender and doesnt make you sick of eating it again and again.. it just melts on your mouth..! if you compared the thickness and juiciness with Ichiran Ramen, i think Mutekiya has better meat.. well again. this is personal preference.

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owh goshh.. this is just too sinful! this is a must go ramen shop if you are going to Tokyo!

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After eating this, my Ramen standard is going up to the next level. hahaha *gaya pisan* hahaha.. *tapi bener.. beberapa minggu lalu gw dapet free ramen di Santouka Singapore gara2 pas lagi bday month.. Santaouka itu udah memuaskan bngt biasanya buat gw.. menurut lidah gw sii.. lebih enak si Santouka ini daripada Ippudo.. tapi setelah makan Mutekiya sama Ichirann.. wahh.. rasanya si Santouka udah kyk makan mie-instant biasa aja. kurang greget gt. hahaha.. sok bngt yee gw.. tapi gw tetep royal kok sama Santouka. since mrk suka kasih grastisan sidedish buat member. ahahha.. dan emang gw suka ramennya dia juga sii.. just that standard gw buat ramen enak sudah meningkat aja.. hehe.. *

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The Ramen shop is somewhere along Meiji dori Ave.. if you see the that green Tonkudo building, it’s just somewhere across there.

Mutekiya Ramen 麺創房無敵家
1-17-1 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku 東京都豊島区南池袋1-17- (Ikebukuro Station East Exit), Tokyo, Japan. Tel: + 03 3982 7656
Opening Hours: 10:30am-4am

Ohayou Tokyo! Day 1

Emang holiday itu selalu berasa cepet bngt ya.. ga nyangka 9 hari udah berlalu.. dan waktu.nya kembali ke realita kehidupann.. *noooo!!!*

but before im coming back to reality.. let us relive the trip.. hehe..

We went to Tokyo by Delta Airlines 6 o clock in the morning. *it was the same flight that took me to USA for my school trip 4 years agoo.. ahh.. another good old memories*

Thankfully it was a pleasant flight, and get to reach Tokyo by 2.30 in the afternoon. Since we only booked 7 days of JR pass ticket, we bought a limousine bus ticket to get to the apartment where we stayed for 3 nights in Tokyo.

nothing fancy about the limousine bus.. it’s just a normal bus that will drop you to some hotels. since we are staying in an apartment, we took the bus to the nearest hotel from the apartment.

the bus was our very first encounter with Japan public transport. and it really amazed me they are really on time.. when the ticket said that the bus leaving at 3:15pm. it will really leave on the dot.. *pokok.nya pas jem.nya berubah jadi 3:15, lansung tancap gas tanpa nungguin siapapun.. beneran ga lebay.. haha*

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this limousine bus service cost us 3100 yen/person, which means around 36 SGD. The bus ride took about 90 minutes from the airport to Excel Hotel Tokyu in shibuya area, the nearest hotel from our apartment.

once we reached there, we immediately walked to our apartment. luckily it’s only 10 minute walk from the hotel. *kan cape juga boo jalan sambil narik2 koper. haha*

finally we reached to our lovely apartment named ‘Feel A Shibuya’. we booked this small room from Airbnb, and we loved it so much. it is near shibuya crossing, small but cozy for 4 of us, provided us with portable wifi and all amenities are ready to use.. feels like our own home for that 3 nights. hehe..

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since we reached apartment about 5pm. we quickly go to Ichiran Ramen for dinner because we didn’t want to queue so long.

all bloggers, trip advisors and other social media said that Ichiran Ramen is a must go place when you are in Tokyo / Osaka.. *hits banget deh ceritanya ini tempat.. haha*

from our place to Ichiran, we must across the road via shibuya crossing.

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shibuya crossing is just so happening.. *jadi ini kyk perempatan dimana semua orng bisa nyebrang kemana aja dr perempatan itu. gw ga ngerti deh cara atur traffic.nya gimana.. hahaha.. ohh. btw. di jepang gelap.nya cepet bngt.. kyk jem 6 gt udah gelap bngt*

Ichiran Ramen is just across Tsutaya mall.. it’s one line with 109 Men’s.

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it was only around 6pm, and there was a queue already. luckily it only took us 10-15 waiting time..

since Japan is well know as a vending machine country, this ichiran ramen also require us to order via vending machine.

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so you just insert your notes and coins, and just press whatever that you want to order. after that, the machines will print out 1 small notes that you must show to the waitress later on. after showing the small notes, they will ask you to circle the preference.. like the noodle thickness, how strong the soup that you want, spiciness, etc.

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if you see the red and green light behind my order paper.. it’s the seating arrangement. they only have 2o seats in total. *dan ga ada bangku yg hadap2an donkk. haha.. gw lebih suka makan yg hadapa2an gt.. kyknya lebih enak aja drpd makan sebelah2an kyk gini.. selain bisa ngobrol, bisa icip2 jugaa.. klo kyk gini kan ga bisa yaa.. haha*

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ohh. one funny thing.. we could not see the waitress face here, if you need anything, you just need to press the small button in the middle. and they will come to you. *agak anehh yah rasa.nya klo ngomong ga liat wajah.nyaa*

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they provide us with glass and cold tap water. so practical yaa.. haha.. we dont need to keep asking if we want to refill.

and finally.. the moment we have been waiting for!!

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ohh.. how i love this so so muchh.. *semua ramen enak di singapore lewatt.. ippudo.. santouka.. semua lewatt.. hahaha*

im not a fan of thin noodle.. but this one is really different. its thin but chewy, the soup was perfectly made.. strong but not make you sick of it. and the porkk.. hmmpp.. it’s just so yummyy and tender. all are just perfect in a bowl.. *faint!*

after we had our glorious ramen.. we just stroll around in shibuya and went back to our apartment, we were just so tired because none of us had proper sleep and we need to wake up early for the next day, because Disneysea is waiting for us! hehehe.

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Goodnite from the glasses ‘family’ and Hachiko! ❤ ❤

Aku Cinta Bakmi

*re-blogged from my previous blog*

sungguh, gw cinta bakmi…

dulu pas SD..

cita2 gw tuh mau jadi president !

kenapa?

karena gw ga suka nasi putih.. dan mau mengganti makanan pokok Indonesia menjadi bakmi ! hahahaa..

ridiculous, isnt it?

 

tapi emang gt kenyataannya..

karena gw suka bngt sama bakmi / indomie / ramen / udon..

yahh pokoknya apapun yg bentuknya kyk bakmi deh. hahaha..

gw bisa loh makan bakmi terus2ann selama 3 hari buat lunch & diner.

contoh yg sudah2 :

– hari 1 : ban mian (mie singapore gt) dan ramen

– hari 2 : kim chi noodle dan indomie goreng

– hari 3 : another ramen and bakmi indo ( yg ada di singapore )

hari ke 4.nya gw nimbang..

naik 3 kilo aja donkkk!!! hahaha..

 

gila ga sihhh..?

sumpah.. kalo ga gara2 kiloan badan gw. mungkin gw bisa makan bakmi setiap hari.nya..

 

nahh.. kan kemaren pas chinese new year aka sincia gw balik indo nihh..

selama 5 hari gw disana..

gw 3 hari sarapan bakmi donk ! ahhahaa..

sebenernya gw pengen tiap hari makan bakmi.. yah tapi karena lagi sincia.. pada tutup gtuh deh rata2 itu toko bakmi.. =(

seperti yg kita ketahui. kalo bakmi2 di indo itu paling enak kalo yg toko.nya pake nama chinese.

seperti A-lok, A-chuan, A-mien, dan A-kong  dan A yg lainnya..

*dulu sempet mikir mau buka toko bakmi Jenita atau bakmi Darmento karena kecintaan gw sama bakmi, tapi kyknya ga bakal laku kalo pake nama itu* ahhahaa.. well. anyway gw juga ga bisa bikin bakmi enak. hahaha..

 

skrng, mari gw tunjukan 3 bakmi yg gw makan last week.. hehehe..

1. Bakmi Tan – Jl. Pluit Karang Utara No. 70 – Kota Administrasi Jakarta Utara – Jakarta – Indonesia 

ini bakmi sebaris sama bakpau a1 di muara karang, dulu.nya ada di Pantai Mutiara yg tempat berenang itu lohh.. hehehe.. 

ini bakmi enak mnurut gw.. karena kenyal dan asin.. bakmi.nya homemade.. bikin sendiri gt..

ohh.. dan juaranya adalah kriuk2nya itu.. duhh sedep bngt deh kalo di makan pake kuah sisa bakmi.nya. haha.. *gw rasa mengadung babi*

 

2. Bakmi Khek – Jl. Muara Karang Raya B 7 Utara No.115

ini di sebrang.nya sun marry (toko roti) di muara karang. hehehe.

ini bakmi super juara ! hahaha..

ga tau kenapa gw doyan bngt aja sama ini bakmi..

tiap kali pulang jakarta kyk ada suatu tarikan dr si bakmi khek ini.. haha.. *lebayy..

kalo ini jelas mengadung babi. hoho..

karena gw selalu pesen ‘Bakmi Khek special’ yg isinya ayam jamur dan daging berdosa ituu.. muahhaha..

sama.. tekstur.nya juga gendut dan kenyall.. i love it ! hehhe.

 

3. Bakmi Abadi – Jl. Muara Karang Blok O VIII/T – 63

ini terletak di deretan.nya bank BCA muara karang.. tapi agak jauh di belakangg.. sebelah.nya resto Eng’s house kalo ga salah..

ini pake daging ayam.. hehe..

enak sii.. cuman sedikit terlalu keras menurut gw bakmi.nya…

tapi yah lumayand lahh buat gw si lidah yg doyan bakmi.. hehe..

 

kalo kalian biasa.nya suka makan bakmi dimana?

kasih tau donk..

jadi kalo gw pulang lagi bisa cobain bakmi2 lainnya.. hehehe..

 

Taiwan’s Local Food

This is a long overdue post back in 2012

Let me show you the best Taiwan’s Local Food that we ate during our trip.

**sorry for i dont know what exactly the restaurant’s name and where exactly the restaurants are. haha..

im just not good at remembering Chinese names. hahaha. well. anyway..

 

1. Dumplings in Hua Lien City 

 

2. Taiwan Hot Dog – i never ate such a yummy hotdog before.. *i swear. haha.. 

Its in one of the night market in Hua Lien City as well. but u can find it in other nightmarket as well. 

Its wrapped by some sort like glutinous rice and the have other things like cucumber, pickles and chili, and some other things that i dont exactly know what that is.. but it is awesomely nice. hahahaha. 

 

3. Fried pork ribs? hahaha. 

intinya babi goreng dahh ini. ahhaah.. 

 

 

3. Cold Tofu and beef noodle when we were on our way to Taroko Gorge. =) 

 

4. Local Handburger with pork. This is sinfully delicious. ~.~

its somewhere in sun moon lake. 

 

4. The most delicious beef noodle that ive ever tried. 

named Lin Tong Fang in Ba De Lu Road in Taipei! 

it’s a small counter at the road side. They have their kitchen on 1 stall, and a place to seat in other stall.

i love their chewy noodle and their beef and tendon that really melts in your mouth. 

and plus their chili. aaaahhh~~~ Its just heaven! 

 

 

Belitung Island

hai readers,

gw mau cerita tentang jalan2 gw ke pulau Belitung selama 3 hari 2 malam.

 

Bagi yg ga tau Belitung dimana..

pulau ini tuh ada di sebelah timur.nya sumatra.

yah, kira2 di atasnya kirinya pulau Jawa dehh.. haha

ini pertama kali.nya gw keluar Pulau Jawa selai Bali.

dan bisa gw bilang, trip gw ini cukup memorable. haha.

karena pantai2.nya yg bagus, dan karena gw pergi dngn keluarga besar tercinta gw. haha.

 

oke. mari kita mulai dngn penerbangan ke Belitung.

dr Jakarta tuh cuman ada 2 airlines yg bisa pergi kesana.

Sriwijaya dan Batavia air.

 

Tentunya karena penerbangan local, kita harus berangkat dr terminal 1.nya bandara soekarno-hatta.

nahhh.. ini bandara yee.. gile dehh.. udah kagak kayak airport.

kalo gw boleh bilang, maap2 kata yee..

udah kyk terminal bus gt, yg kacau.nya ga karuan.

stelah kita masuk ruangan check in. ruang-an tunggu sebelom boarding,nya tuh ga ada AC. open air gt deh model.nya.

nahh. itu gw msh gpp.

yg gw gag nahan itu para orng2 yg duduk2 di lantai dan ngerokok.. *maap yah para perokok, no offense.. gw hanya suka sesek napas aja kalo asepnya sampe ngebul. hauhau..*

 

terus donk.. jadwal kita sama yg di layar beda..

misalnya nih, gate gw di b4.. ehh.. malah tulisannya yg di b4 mau ke padang.

jelas2 gw mau ke belitung. haha.

 

pas kita tanya mba.nya. dia cuman bilang.

“iya mba. emang suka kyk gt, ga usah di perhatiin, liat yg di boarding pass aja adanya di gate berapa”

halo syalala deh gw..

 

ohh.. dan penerbangan di indo tuh ga reliable bngt *untuk yg local*

rute gw jkt-belitung-bangka-jkt

stiap kali gw mau naik psawat, masing2 psawat selalu delay 2 jam. ~.~`

 

hoahh, tolong donk bapak2 dan ibu2 pengurus erpot. tolong di benarkan jam2.nya

kan waktu kita sangat berharga.. *baik yg mau liburan ato berbisnis* hoho.

 

anywayy, kembali ke cerita belitung.

sesampai.nya di belitung.

gw cukup kaget lohh..

ternyata erpot belitung kecil bngt. haha.

cuman bisa 1 psawat doank muat.nya. haha.

dan beginilah belt buat kita ambil koper..

*mendingan di jejerin di dpn psawat aja deh kalo gw bilang, biar si mas2.nya ga double kerjaan, udh nurunin terus naikin lagi ke belt yg sependek ini. haha.. *

oke.. sesampainya kita di belitung.

supir kita langsung menghantar kita ke hotel

*kita nyewa mobil + supir gt deh disana*.

 

kita nginep di hotel Hatika,

yg konon katanya hotel ini adalah hotel terbaik di belitung. (*4 gt deh)

biaya nginep semalem disana kira2 Rp.800.000 + 2 breakfast/kamar + ada wifi di lobby.

dan ternyata kabar itu benar ada.nya. haha.

karena the following nite kita pindah ke hotel lain, yg kurang bagus kalau di bandingan hotel Hatika.

*gw ga usah sebutin deh yah namanya, kan ga enak hati juga yah brurr* hehe.

soalnya knp?

soalnya kamar hotel.nya bisa kemasukan air hujan yg menyebabkan kamar gw banjir/becek di pagi hari.nya. hahaha..

 

terus abis kita check-in kita makan di chinese food resto gt.

makananya yah layaknya chinese food deh. standard.

ga spektakuler gimana. huahua.

udah gt kita ke tempat laskar pelangii.. hehe.

kalo kata orng yg anter2 kita disana.

belitung tuh mulai bnyk turis pas pelem ini tuh di rilis di indo..

dan tentu.nya karena wagub DKI kita skrng.

Bapak. Ahok alias Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.

 

tempat pertama kita adalah Museum Kata – Andreas Hirata.

Andrea Hirata ini adalah penulis dari buku laskar pelangi ini.

kalo di pelem.nya mah.. dia tuh yg jadi ikal.nya. hehe.

Museum.nya tuh di rumah tua gt.

kita pikir mah itu rumah dia dulu.. ternyata bukan.. haha.

dia cuman milih tempat ini gara2 dket sama rumah.nya yg skrng di belitung (katanya). haha.

 

bokap gw nanya sama supir kita.

‘sen, *namanya asen*.. kira2 ksana bakal ktmu si andrea.nya ga?’

asen: ‘biasanya sih nggak pak, soalnya dia sibuk skali, kalo pulang pun, dia slalu istirahat di rumah, jarang ke museum.nya sendiri’

 

lalu tiba2, ketika gw lagi foto2 sendiri dan dlm posisi lg nenteng sendal

ada orng yg snatch sendal gw, da bilang ”Halo, ayo sini sendal.nya”

 

dan sontak gw kaget..

ternayata itu si mas andrea,nya sendiri.

dan respon gw pun begini

‘lohh?! mas andrea??”

*kayak kenal aja yah laga gw* hahaha.

 

akhirnya gw pun voto sama dia dan mengobrol sebentar.

udh gw dia kasih kontek email dia, suruh dia email-in voto dan keep in touch sama dia. hahaha.

 

cukup mengagetkan, karena ga ada yg so called artist memanggil gw duluan dan ngasih email.nya ke gw. haha..

terus darisini kita makan malem bakmi Fan yung!

gilee.. ini sih bakmi terenak yg pernah gw makan seumur2 mannn..

*lebayy* hahaha.

tapi ini sih beneran enak lohh

mie.nya chewy2 gt, terus pas aja gt rasanya, ga kelembekan, ga kekerasan. dan size mie.nya tepat.

karena gw suka mie yg agak gendut2. hahaha

dan ternyata, bakmi di belitung tuh comes in a set.

jadi kalo order bakmi, pasti dateng,nya sama kuah.nya yg berisikan sesuatu..

nahh.. sesuatunya ini yah terserah yg jual mau taro apa.

misalnya kyk bakmi fan yung di bawah ini..

dia kasih 2 bakso ikan, 2 pangsit, dan 1 cakhien (semacam otak2 goreng gt kalo ga salah)

yah kalo lu orng cuman mau pangsit,nya doank yah bisa..

tapi yah order lagi brooo.. haha.. 

alu di lanjutkan oleh supper kita yg maknyosss..

tak lain tak bukann..

martabak! hahaha.

walaupun katanya martabak bangka yg terkenal.

tapi since kita di belitung, yaudah lah. cobain aja..

dan rasanya yahh.. enak bngt juga lohhh

kyk pas juga gt rasanya. ga kemanisan, isi.nya ga kurang dan ga kebanyakan. dan msih anget.. thats the best i guess. haahha.. 

 

hari ke2 pun kita langsung tancapppss buat island hopping. hehe.

kita sewa kapal gt disana.

ada kapal kecil dan besar.. dan tentunya kita sewa yg besar. karena kita be12 waktu itu.

kalo pake yg kecil ga muat.. haha.

 

sebelomnya ada drama gt nih disana, antara tante gw dan si tukang kapal.

ternyata dia mau so called ‘cheat’ kita gtuh.

harusnya kan kalo udah sewa 1 kapal, berarti seharian kita mau kemana aja. si abang ini bakal anterin..

ehh. ternyata dia angkut 2 penumpang gt donkk..

 

jadi abis anterin kita ke pulau 1, dia angkut orng lain lagi dr pulau 1 buat ke pulau 2. yang mengakibatkan kita hrs nunggu lagi selama 2 jam.an buat si abang slesai antar si penumpang lain ini balik ke pulau 2. 

 

spt yg sudah2.. tante gw sontak marah. yaiyalahh.. orng dia charge kita Rp 900.000 buat seharian, malah dia anter2 orng laen.

singkat cerita kita di kasih setengah harga sama si abang gara2 prilaku dia itu..

mungkin lagi peak season kali yahh..

jadi mungkin dia berpikir doi bisa dapetin duid sebanyak2.nya.. huftt.. semoga si abang berubah dehh.

kan perlu kredibilitas tinggi juga buat beginian.. biar kita2 bisa rekomen si abang ke temen2 yg laen yg mau dtng ke belitong.. hehe.

baiklahh.. selesai masalah si abang.. terus, kita pun naik kapal.

dan sampailah kita di pulau lengkuas. hehe..

air.nya jernih bngt loh di daerah sana

konon katanya ini pulau yg paling bagus gt deh dsana. haha..

udah gt, kita pergi snorkeling di tengah2 laut.nya lengkuas..

tapi gw ga ada voto.nyaa.. semua di kamera bokap. huaa..

bagus sihh..

tapi kalo gw boleh bilang, terumbu karangnya bagusan di phi2 island.nya phuket. hehe.. 

sayang gw ga ada kameran bawah laut.. huu..

 

terus abis snorkeling,

kita ke pulau babi..

nahh.. knp namanya pulau babi atau pulau gede

soalnya dulu katanya pas orng naik helikopter, itu pulau.nya mirip sama babi. hahaha..

*ga tau bener apa kaga deh gw* haha.

 

pas di perjalanan.

si mas2.nya ktmu star fishhh..

terus kita voto2 dehh.. haha..

nah, katany si starfish ini, cuman bisa hidup 2 jam tanpa air..

jadi kan kasian kann.. 

jadi kita balikin dia deh ke air lagi (dket pantai), pas kita udah mau sampe pulau babi..

sesampai.nya di pulau babi, yah kita sih voto2 aja, soalnya bagus2 pemandangannya. hahaha.. 

kyk di bawah ini. bnyk burung2 yg lg migrasi deh kayaknya..

*sotoyy* haha

udah gt, kita pulang dehh.. karena udah sore.. udah udh kelaperan lagi semua.nya. haha..

trus pas kita mau naik kapal.

ehh.. kita ktmu yg kyknya nihh.

starfish yg tadi kita balikin ke lauttt..

gw baru tau bngt loh, starfish ternyata bisa jalan. hahaha..

so cute and weird yahh.. haha.. 

selesai blog gw buat jalan2 di pulau lada dan timah. haha..

overall.. i would grade it 8/10, because of the beaches… haha..