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Friday, June 29, 2018

NISHI AZABU: Liquor shop with friendly faces... getting more common now.

Friday night got lost in a maze of small side streets in Nishi Azabu then discovered a group of guys drinking in a liquor store.  

Decided to have a beer just outside near the rare alcohol vending machines and one of the guys came out.  Started chatting and was invited to join the group.

Its just an old skool liquor shop... but more and more you will see liquor shops with counters so you can drink there and eat some small snacks.

They had my favorite Aka-Kirishima (deep red shiny label).

Was asking Sho-san what mini-nihonshu bottle was recommended... he pulled me outside and bought a cup of sake for me.  Cool guy.

A few stray cats in the area.

I guess its always about learning the language and keeping a smile... never had a bad experience when mingling with strangers here.  Sorry, I don't remember the name of the liquor shop or exact location.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

HIROO: Torimelo Yakitori if you are on a super budget in this posh neighborhood. 199 yen beers!

Cheap and average!  Good spot for families.

Menu is all pictures so just point and shoot.

The automatic appetizer is cabbage.

And if you have a few extra minutes you gotta head on over to the Azabu Lamborghini and McLaren dealership!  

Restaurant: Torimero Hiroo Branch
Address J: 東京都渋谷区広尾5-4-12 大成鋼機ビル B1F
Address E: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Hiroo 5-4-12

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HONG KONG: When in HK of course Din Tai Fung! This time we eat Duck Tongue at Miramar Shopping Centre!

And so when in HK you gotta head to Din Tai Fung... my foodie client said the flavor is perfect for visitors and quite different from true local food.

Really love this Blue Girl beer... its like a Bud Lite and Japanese beer mix.

This is one of my choices... the beef is soooo super tender.

And so my colleague Yuki decided to order duck tongue... as you can see in the photo its like 4-5 pieces.  

And this plate with alot of tiny duck tongue arrives... I didn't need to eat it.  It would be much better for those who love this tongue to eat it. BUT!  I did attempt to finish one piece.  Its a combo of very soft and kinda cartilage crunchy.   Eewwww....  making out with duck.

Look at all those duck tongues!  OMG... so creepy for me.

Anyways when in HK you just can't go wrong with Din Tai Fung. A MUST!!

Restaurant: Din Tai Fung Miramar Shopping Centre
Trip Adviser:  Din Tai Fung(Miramar)
Address:  Miramar Shopping Centre, 號 4 樓 4F 號 舖, 132-134T Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

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