Foods Travel

Kyoto, City of Ten Thousand Shrines – Part 1

In Summer 2014, I was doing backpacking in Japan and visited many cool places in Japan. Kyoto is one of my favorite city in Japan. The city has character and history, since it was the capital city of Japan. To go to this city, you can take the bullet train from Tokyo or fly to Kansai International Airport. Public transportation in Kyoto is good, although not as sophisticated as Tokyo.shinkansen

Riding Shinkansen was really cool experience. The train could go up to 320 km/h or 200 mph. I bought the JR Pass and had the unlimited ride in the whole country. Would recommend to buy it if you are planning to travel to many cities.bod_img_map
It took 3 hours to travel from Tokyo to Kyoto with Shinkansen

The first landmark that I saw after I arrived in Kyoto. There are literally more than thousand shrines in Kyoto. Since I just stopped there for 2 days, I only picked the most visited shrines.
Ginkaku-ji or Temple of Silver Pavilion.ginkakuji2 ginkakuji3 ginkakuji4

Wait a minute, how the food?
I went to the place called Mamecha. The receptionist in the place where I stayed recommended this place and made the reservation for me. It is extremely hard to find, especially since it was at night and it’s in the alley. But the food was really good. It has the 23rd rank in the TripAdvisor. I could not find it in Google Maps, so make sure you get the direction printed. And make reservation!!!!

Mame-cha, Kyoto
463-16 Shimokawaracho Shimokawaradori Yasakatoriimae Sagaru,
Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-532-2788

I picked the first one on the menu.
mamecha1Obanzai box, traditional Kyoto family food


mamecha3Boiled congee and Mitsuba light omelette

mamecha4Deep fried silver-stripe round herring and edible flower bud of the fuki plant tempura


mamecha6Chicken soup

mamecha7Rice with dashi

mamecha8 mamecha9Japanese Green Tea, the flavor of this tea is really unique. Similar to green tea Kit Kat.

Writing this blog about food makes me hungry. lol  I have to stop here and continue to part to because several visitors has old smartphone and could not handle too many images in one page. Stay tuned and follow my Facebook for updates!!


Amazing Experience Flying with Singapore Airlines Suites Class, part 2

This is the second part of my story, you could go to the first part if you haven’t seen it.  So to enter the plane, they have special door that will bring you to the Suites Class. All the flight attendants seem to know my name. They called me Mr. Cherub. They even let me to take a pictures with one of the stewardess.

Notice that the chair could fit 2 people

Before take off, I tried another champagne, Krug Grande Kuvee. I like this one better than Dom Perignon.

Fancy noise cancelling headphone. Bose QuietComfort 15. sq-bose-quietcomfort

Couple months before, I requested a special food through their website. It’s called book the cook. These are my meal plan:

  • U S Grilled Prime Beef Fillet (Supper)
  • Kyo Kaiseki (Breakfast)
  • Boston Lobster Thermidor
  • 7Oz Beef Fillet With Cafe De Paris Butter Potato And Vegetables


It’s time to eat. Foie Gras Appetizer.
foie-gras soup

U S Grilled Prime Beef Fillet. Not that impressive. Not recommended if you are from US.

Ice cream crepes and fruits
crepes fruit

Ferragamo lotion, lip balm and cologne

Enjoying 23 inch TV in my room

After enjoying of good selection of Asian and Hollywood movies, the flight attendant ask me if I am ready for the bed. I said yes. They turned my sofa into bed.


Changed my clothes to pajama. Spacious rest room.

Sleep time!!!DCIM100GOPRO

After almost 8 hour of sleep, it’s time for breakfast. The menu was Japanese Kaiseki, which is really expensive. If you have a chance to go to Kyoto, you should find this food.

kaiseki-1 kaiseki-2

After I finished the meal, I landed in Frankfurt for transit. They provided me with Executive lounge and was very nice because I can take a shower there. They also provide free phone charging machine.
Frankfurt-lounge9Frankfurt-lounge10 Frankfurt-lounge8


It’s time to go back to the plan, I almost missed my flight (which really dangerous). Luckily, I made it just in time, and what should I order next?


Ordered Citrus Royale, combination of Orange and Pineapple Juice with 7-Up 

Fruits and Yogurt as appetizerfruit-2 Yogurt
This is my favorite during my flight. Boston Lobster Thermidor, was fresh and tasty.
lobster-thermidor jelly

And for the last meal before I landed in New York City, 7 oz Beef Fillet With Cafe De Paris Butter Potato And Vegetable.



Apple pie with ice cream on top

The trip will not be complete without Singapore Sling. For some reason, every time I order this drink, the flight attendant will give me a happy look. Must be their favorite drink. lol

And that’s all guys, I hope you enjoy my story and pictures. Bloody cold New York was waiting for me. Winter is coming (below zero temperature)