Review: Non-Ramen Foods at IPPUDO [Hong Kong]

I always order the same thing at IPPUDO....the Special Akamaru Shinaji with medium hard noodles, and I've also been here about a billion times. This time, I decided to try a few of their other dishes...ANYTHING BUT RAMEN FOR ME TODAY I ordered the Chicken Wing with Cod Roe, Deep Fried Chicken Bun, Lasagna Gyoza, and  IPPUDO Teppan Fried Rice. … Continue reading Review: Non-Ramen Foods at IPPUDO [Hong Kong]

Restaurant Review: Snow Castle at Chalet Ivy [Niseko]

I had a personal mission to eat at least one good kaiseki (traditional multi-course Japanese meal) dinner while in Hokkaido, so I booked dinner at Snow Castle.  Snow Castle is an upscale traditional Japanese restaurant situated within the charming hotel Chalet Ivy. Entrance to Chalet Ivy They require prior booking for their set meals, and you … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Snow Castle at Chalet Ivy [Niseko]

Restaurant Review: 阿武茶弐 Abucha 2 [Niseko]

Random good luck brought me to dine at this Izakaya-style (casual gastropub) restaurant for dinner during our 5th night in Niseko.  We had inadvertently stopped by the entrance around 5:30pm to scope out their dinner menu after returning our lift tickets nearby, when we noticed a small line already forming.  In all my research on … Continue reading Restaurant Review: 阿武茶弐 Abucha 2 [Niseko]