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A few years ago I had a meetup hanami event . We enjoyed the cherry blossoms while having a picnic near the river.

One of the participants is actually a professional chef and fast forward, he has successfully established his restaurant in Tennoji area and I tell you the food is awesome.

Every time I remember feeding him my own version of chicken nugget , I felt a little embarass 🙂

It took me a long time to visit his restaurant  but after the first time, I think I’m going to be a regular whenver I’m in the area.

If you have time or in the area, make sure to drop by and say hi to Chef Ling.


The pork is so soft and taste like Filipino Version called “Humba” , it was gone in a few minutes.

CocoMomoCo This amazing quesadilla with Avocado is pure pleasure. CocoMomoCo
The duck, crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

Of course, there should always be desserts
CocoMomo&Co Chocolate cake with Rum Raisin and Strawberry , perfect with Tea or coffee. CocoMomoCo
Different Meringue flavor.

More menu and information about the store here.

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Unagi no Matsuka (うなぎのまつか)

When you are in Matsumoto, never miss a chance to try this infamous Unagi (eel) restaurant just a few minutes from the station. Reservation is not allowed and seats are limited till they run out of Unagi for the day. It’s not cheap but it’s definitely worth it.


Customers usually starts lining up outside the restaurant as early as 11:00 or before that just to get a seat. Y and I were very lucky to get one for ourselves and had a great time having our Unagi bowl with rice.

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Summer 2014 : To Matsumoto We go !!!

It was Miss I who actually gave us the idea to visit Matsumoto as she had live there for several years. Since Y and I did not really have a definite plan for the summer , why not right ? 😀

So after our lunch at Nagoya Station, we boarded the train bound for Natsukagawa and from there change to another train for Matsumoto. It was about 3 hours train ride all the way to our final destination.

We both wanted to read and relax in the train but I think the excitement of seeing a new place is getting me all hyped, I can’t concentrate on reading. So taking pictures instead.

A town we passed.

Nakatsugawa Station. Took a short stroll outside to find some manhole 🙂

Mountain and rice field.

More mountains.

By late afternoon, we finally arrived in Matsumoto City. First thing first, we need to find our guesthouse, find an onsen and food. In that particular order.

Naruto characters ?

We are in Matsumoto !!

After we got settled in the guesthouse, we were able to borrow bicycle and it’s onsen time. Base on the guesthouse staff recommendation, we went to Menoyu(目之湯) in Asama Onsen. It was very hot and humid during our stroll in Nagoya, that the thought of soaking our very tired body is amazing. The temperature has cooled down significantly in Matsumoto and we had the rotenburo all to ourselves.


After onsen, now its time to feed our tummy. Of course, when you are in Matsumoto, you have to try Soba or buckwheat noodles. The owner of the onsen, a nice old man, pointed us to a nearby place which is also a favorite among the locals there.

It was a soba feast. A few minutes later Y and I finished all our food.

Soba Tempura.

Soba ( I forgot the name )

The Soba Place.

Onsen, Dinner and adventure. It was a great day indeed. When we finally made back to to our guesthouse, both of us are ready for bed. As soon as my head hit the pillow I was out and the next thing I know , the sun was shining. A new day has started and of course a new adventure. 🙂

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Egg Benedict in Osaka

My first egg benedict was in California. When the plate arrived it was huge, there was no way I could finish it on my own.  I do not like to waste any food and since everybody (almost) ordered the same thing, I am left to fend for my self  :p. I think I finish 1 and 1/2 of the serving and was full all day long.

When somebody posted a link to Cafeteria Sonrisa , in FB’s page “The Best in Osaka” about egg benedict, I got curious.

Caferia Sonrisa

Together with Miss Y, I tried their Salmon and Avocado Egg Benedict and I really like it.

Egg Benedict

Don’t you think it looks good ? 🙂
Egg Benedict

Together with some really cold (non-alcoholic) Mojito.

So if you are missing Egg Benedict, head out to Cafeteria Sonrisa.

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A plate of happiness at Uomo

We accidentally found Uomo since the cheap izakaya we were supposed to go is close on Sundays.


A plate of Happiness @ Uomo Osaka

Unfortunately, it’ not a no-smoking restaurant but there were less customers when we got there, so lesser smoke. Food was great and affordable. Service was good too.

It’s located in B1 of the Osaka Mae Dai-3 Building.

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