Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Sapporo Trip (August)

I had to go Sapporo to renew my visa. I could go to Otaru to do so but I needed to feel the city life again. I need to see big tall buildings and have easy access to fast food and I need shopping!

Told you I needed fast food. As it was breakfast time and only breakfast menu available, I just settled for hash brown. I did went back the next day to grab the special avocado burger! No pics but it tasted just average..

I was actually quite pleased with my accommodation! It is Sapporo International Youth Hostel.

- Hospital style curtain to shield your bed. 4 beds per room. It was very cozy and felt like I had a room to myself.
- 2 private shower cubicle at the lobby.

- Quite far from the city center, had to take train if not I'll need to walk 40 minutes to get there from Sapporo Station.
- Quite expensive though, 3,000yen per night.
- No wifi in the room!! Only in the lobby =(

Hmm, though there's more disadvantage than advantage but if the price can be lowered and if they would kindly provide wifi in the room, I would have been extra happy.

Girafe crepe! I always go for the plain crepe with butter. Quite expensive though, 390yen.

Happiest thing that day!!! Singapore Kopitiam! Oh how I missed food back home....

I ordered the Chicken Rice, though I wanted to order the Hokkien Mee, Bak Kut Teh, Fried Rice, Porridge....

And I was really happy that the Chicken Rice tasted really authentic! Very friendly staffs too! 2 thumbs up to Kopitiam!

But I can't help to compare the price to back home's. 920yen for the Chicken Rice where I can get it at less than 200yen back home...

After Kopitiam, I went straight to Jingisukan Daruma Rokuyon.

I did my research and this place and Kopitiam are included as the must have in Sapporo. Of course I had to try it!

The queue didn't look long from outside the restaurant, but little did I know there's a long queue inside the restaurant too! Goodness... I waited a total of 90 minutes. I was the only non Japanese there and I felt really intimidated as I had no clue what to do.

Once seated, no question asked and the server placed onions on the hot plate and served the lamb and sauce. Then I just started grilling the lamb.

Gotta say the lamb were really fresh, there really weren't any 'smelly' lamb smell at all.
Didn't felt like I was eating lamb too, it was like eating tasteless beef?
I actually like the 'smelly' lamb smell, that's what makes it special, no?

I did had a hard time finishing the onions though, it was way too much for 1 person to finish!
I would have left all onions untouched but I didn't wanna waste so I ate everything.
Though the onions were sweet and not too hard to eat. I would have preferred beansprouts.

Total was 793yen for 1 portion without rice. One experience is enough, I'm glad I've tried it!

My next day's lunch. It was super bloody DELICIOUS!

I love how tender were the pork steak and how well the sauce complements the steak and how can you not love the crispy fried garlic! It was really really delicious and I would rate it 10 out of 10.

I raved about this to my colleague and he tried it when he came to Sapporo, he loved it too!

Tokyo Tonteki 

2 bowls of rice and I was super satisfied! I polished everything! Only 1,000yen! (Not including the extra bowl of rice)

My fav thing to do next would be to sip expensive drink and read my kindle. 

I really love the Starbucks Chocolate Brownie Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino! 
I hope it's still available when I return to Sapporo again end of September. 

I was desperately hunting for this Cheesecake as when I tried it for the first time in Taiwan, me and my mum FELL IN LOVE with it. I bought 2 of these (whole cake) back to Niseko with me. Yes, I'm mad. 

My baby. 

Look at this awesome invention! I was so fascinated that I took a video. Also check out the Samurice at the top right! How cool is it? Freeze your desired popsicle flavour and eat it as a shape of a Samurai sword. Would have bought both the container and the Samurice if it was cheaper...

Ending my Sapporo post with a non-relevant cute pineapple.

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