One of the nights, after having too much sushi... I started to crave for pasta. It has to be seafood tomato base pasta as well. So the conceige recommended me to this dining spot round the corner - L'Estasi ( 東京都港区六本木6-11-1 六本木ヒルズ 六本木けやき坂通りゲートタワー３F)
Service was impeccable and friendly, and even though this dish wasnt exactly on the menu, they conjure it up for me anycase because I really crave for it :P All i can say, it was excellent!
For a couple of lunch, I was alittle lost as to what I wanted to eat. Somedays, I headed straight for cakes which I know was sinfully bad for my fat waistline. So some days, it was good to go simple with soba. Hence I found this little store along a quiet road, and calmly brave myself for lunch in Japanese menu. What the heck, what can possibly go wrong right?!! Its noodle place isnt it? What is the worse that can happen? Since I had gotten immensely sick of tempura prawn by now, I got adventurous and went with the pork belly soba, and there was also a duck option. Both tasted yummy to me, except the pork was prob better as it was thinly sliced and not as tough as the duck. However, the japanese lady next to me got me regretting tremendously for not going with the tempura prawn soba because hers looked completely heavenly.... I wanted to kick my own butt but well, I was happy with what I had.
(PS: It was only belatedly that I realised they had English menu. By then, I was already stuffed with food, paid and ready to go. And oh, there was NOT a single tourist in this quiet but popular local spot)
As you would notice much later, I am in love with strawberries. Only with Japan's stawberries. They are so sweet and even though I was told they are not in season, they were sooo good that I would never buy another united states strawberry packet from supermarket ever again in HK or Singapore or Sydney. I didnt know what the differences were between the two below so I got them both. One at 1000yen (left) and the other at 700yen(right). Apparently, they are much cheaper during season as much as 400yen. But they are still much cheaper than what I have to pay through my nose in SG and HK, whether they are in season or not. Its all about perspective...and relative comparison:)