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After Kobe trip with wonderful kobe beef dinner on 3 years back, I have another chance to visit Kobe again to enjoy world's famous beef steak. From forum and internet, travellers' feedback on kobe beef lunch cannot beat dinner set. With previous experience which Camus and myself will never forget in our life, I decided to give lunch a try and then make a comparison between set lunch and set dinner. I did some survey before go for kobe beef lunch, Wakkoqu restaurant has many good review. So my plan is to visit this restaurant. We arrived at Sannomiya station on that day before 12pm and would like to have short walk around that area before go for lunch. When we just arrived at Sannomiya Hankyu Station, we saw a long queue outside another kobe beef restaurant. We walked closer to look at the menu, the price is more cheaper compare with Wakkoqu. I believed it has some good reasons why people queue for the meal. We followed the queue and had our kobe beef steak lunch. The restaurant I mentioned here is Steak Land. We were arranged to dine at second floor, they served in tepanyaki style and guests were sitted around the table while the chef will cook and serve at center area. After put order, they served us salad, miso soup, steak sauce and plain water. When they brought two big pieces of beef (for 4 serving) to the table, I was regretted with my decision made. By looking at the kobe beef, it looks not fresh with brown in colour. Oh no, my main target for this trip gone. I had to stop blaming myself at that moment and pray hard that the beef will turn out good in taste. Compare with previous kobe beef dinner, I had to agreed that lunch is really not as good as dinner. After looking at how the chef cook the steak (obviously not as "proffesional" as our kobe beef dinner's chef), I started to enjoy my meal. I changed my mind after my first bite on the medium cook kobe beef, it was still soooooo soft and melt in mouth. With 2980yen for this set lunch, I can say I was satisfied with it at this price. Of course, if you aim for better quality and environment, I would recommend Mouriya Restaurant which we went for dinner. After the lunch, we proceeded with our trip at Kobe area. We walked from Sannomiya to China Town, then to Harbourland. Then end our one day trip at Kobe. I wish to return again for next Kobe beef romantic dinner with my dear Camus.

 

Giveaway from MnYfoodtalk! | Sandwich Mold Bread Maker Cutter & Miniature Cheese Grater

Dear MnYfoodtalk's readers, we have a good news to share! Please read carefully. MnYfoodtalk is established since 14 March 2009. Time flies, until today, we have already passed 4 years in our blogging life through MnYfoodtalk. It is happy to share our food blogging experience especially on dining places and recipes. We believed, to gain more experience and be better in cooking and baking is not only through practise, but also sharing. We gathered quite many recipes from other food bloggers and we sincerely hope that our experience in baking and cooking will give some inspirations to others too.

 

Kuro Goma Ice Cream | Japan Yokohama

During our visit to Japan Yokohama China Town, we noticed a black colour ice cream. It is now winter season in Japan, but the cold weather does not stop us from trying this unfamiliar colour ice cream. It is a black sesame flavour ice cream which cost 260 yen. Kuro means black and Goma means sesame in Japanese.              

 

Rice Cooker Fried Rice / Claypot Rice

After 5 days work, you will be happy to welcome your weekend, but two days weekend are too short for us to say bye bye to our tiredness. Normally, one day weekend will be spent for family and we will left only one day rest. To prevent get more tired, we cook a very simple meal for lunch and dinner during last weekend.       This was our meal, as described in title. Prepare ingredients by cutting them to small pieces.
Ampang Homeland Yong Tau Foo 釀豆腐 | Ampang, Kuala Lumpur PDF Print E-mail
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Yong Tau Foo (stuffed bean curd) is a Hakka dish famous in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Tau Foo is stuffed with fish (or meat or pork) paste, hence the name "Yong Tau Foo". Since then, variety of vegetables or fried fritters is stuffed with the fish paste, but all are categories as "Yong Tau Foo".

Two weeks ago, we travelled to KL for food hunting and shopping. Among the food we hunted in KL, Yong Tau Foo suits our taste the most! This was the first meal we hunted for when we first arrived in KL.

 

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BIG Lobster at Red Lobster | Odaiba, Japan PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 21 August 2010 08:35
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Last few weekend, I had a trip to Odaiba with my colleagues. That was the fourth time I visited to Odaiba, a man made island in Tokyo. It is one of the popular tourist spots in Japan, famous with shopping and entertainment district. Rainbow Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Aqua City and the Palette Town Ferris Wheel are few famous spots in Odaiba. Of course that are not the all in Odaiba. Cool

While we walk around Aqua City, we found a restaurant that is serving lobster. Looking at the display set, it was so tempting. With a reasonable price of the set, we decided to give it a try.

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Japanese Rice Ball Onigiri おにぎり PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 14 August 2010 22:26
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Onigiri お握り or 御握り, is a Japanese rice ball made with white rice and shaped into traingular or oval shapes, it can be wrapped in seaweed (nori 海苔). An onigiri is normally filled with pickled ume (umeboshi 梅干), salted salmon, katsuobushi, kombu, tarako, or any other salty or sour ingredient as a natural preservative. You can easily get it from convenient stores in Japan.

I made an onigiri in Japan, with a very simple ingredients and procedures to follow. Those ingredients can easily get in Malaysia too.

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Pick-Your-Own Blueberry Farm | Kodaira, Japan PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 August 2010 22:12
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BlueberryFarm_13The summer holiday in Japan has started on last Saturday. It is an one week holiday. I am very happy that I have a great time to enjoy and rest on this long long holiday.

Today, I have visited to a blueberry farm to pick blueberry. This is the first time I visited blueberry farm in my life. Full with excitement, I arrived in the farm.

In my mind, blueberry is sour. I don't really like sour fruits and I prefer sweet and nature taste. But out of my expectation, the blueberries are so sweet, juicy and tasty. I really have a shock and wonder, "why are blueberries sweet?" Haha...

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1 Year Old Lychee Cheese Cake | Happy Birthday to My Nephew PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 01 August 2010 20:35
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LycheeCheese_9First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to wish my nephew a Happy 1 Year Old Birthday.

This is the first birthday cake for him in his life. Bake by me!!! So proud of me... Smile

A simple Lychee Cheese Cake with my own creation and with symbol "1" representing his age.

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