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The best gyudon (beef bowl) in Japan

Gyudon 牛丼 is a Japanese dish consisting of a bowl of rice topped with beef and onion simmered in a mildly sweet sauce flavored with dashi (fish and seaweed stock), soy sauce and mirin (sweet rice wine). If you’re wondering what to eat when…

26 August 2014
Budget Food

My favorite Oyako-don in Japan

edit: The position of my favorite oyako-don has been usurped by Torikaku. edit 2: Forget them all. I learned how to cook oyako-don recently and it’s LEGIT AWESOME. You may know what oyako-don is, and may even love this chicken+egg rice bowl (like me!)…

20 February 2014
Budget Food

Bento madness

One of the things I will never get bored of eating in Japan… Bentos! ♥ Whether it’s a bento from a conbini (Japanese for convenience store), supermarket or departmental store or Ekiben (bento you buy from the train station for long train rides), I…

26 August 2013
Budget Food

Kura Sushi – Delicious, cheap sushi!

Is that possible? Delicious AND cheap?   YES!!! Introducing my favorite sushi chain restaurant…   How cheap is it, really? Every plate = 105yen (SGD 1.40) Of course, they have non-105yen items too, but I rarely ever eat them. The 105 yen ones are…

6 March 2013
Accommodation Budget

Budget Accommodation in Tokyo

Whenever friends come to Japan on a holiday, they always ask us the standard few questions: Where to stay? (preferably cheap and good ;)) How to travel? Must-go places? So this post is to tackle the first question. Here are a few recommendations here…

5 March 2013