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Hello! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy! Unless specifically mentioned, I personally paid for whatever chargeable stuff featured in my blogs. Thanks for dropping by and enjoy! :)

Sunday, January 31, 2016

JPN: Shuri Soba (首里そば)

Big bowl of soba with sweet pork belly and fish cake!

If you're looking for a hearty bowl of the Okinawan soba (Japanese buckwheat noodle), Shuri Soba is the place to go as it's highly recommended by the locals, so famous that it only needs to open its door for lunch from Monday to Saturday. Apart from ourselves, my BFFs and I didn't see other international tourists that afternoon.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

JPN: Hotel Sun Okinawa (ホテルサン沖縄) [Breakfast]

Yakult galore - not just the drink!

Conveniently situated near Kencho-Mae monorail station, probably about 3-minute walk away, Hotel Sun Okinawa (3*) boasts its spacious public bath. It's also an easy walk to the famed Kokusai Street with its eclectic mix of stores and restaurants.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

JPN: Machinu-Ya (まーちぬ家)

'Cheese of the Orient', anyone? :P

Done exploring the central and northern part of Okinawa, Japan, my BFFs and I spent the last three days in Naha, the capital city of the prefecture. After the memorable dinner at Rinken's Kitchen, we decided to discover more of Okinawan cuisine at Machinu-Ya, which is walkable from Miebashi monorail station.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

JPN: Tokyo Dai-Ichi Hotel Okinawa Grand Mer Resort (東京第一ホテルオキナワグランメールリゾート) [Breakfast]

The best chocolate danish ever encountered in buffet breakfast!

Such a long name for a hotel, don't you think? The 4* hotel is located in a quiet vicinity somewhere in the central of Okinawa, Japan. An indoor swimming pool is available at the hotel, which means guests can enjoy a dip even during winter.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

JPN: Blue Seal (ブルーシール)

"Born in America, raised in Okinawa" :)

What a catchy slogan, don't you think? The history of Blue Seal can be traced back to 1948 as a factory to supply dairy products for the US military personnel stationed in Okinawa, Japan at that time. It is now a famous ice cream chain that can practically be found everywhere throughout Okinawa.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

JPN: Rinken's Kitchen (リンケンズキッチン)

Sumptuous Okinawan dishes with zesty live performance!

Rinken's Kitchen is a renowned restaurant that's situated next to the Sunset Beach at Chatan in the central part of Okinawa, Japan. It's frequently visited by not only international, but also domestic tourists looking to discover unique Okinawan food and music.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

JPN: Hotel Yugaf Inn Bise (ホテルゆがふいん Bise) [Breakfast]

Nice thick porridge with moist salmon~

Hotel Yugaf Inn Bise (3*) is situated right in front of the Ocean Expo Park where the Churaumi Aquarium is. The room where my BFFs and I stayed in has not only Western-style beds, but also tatami floor with mattresses. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

JPN: You Kitchen (ゆうキッチン)

A homely eatery scoring 9/10 overall! :D

Welcome to Okinawa, Japan! Our first destination was the Churaumi Aquarium, which is Japan's best that's second only to the Georgia Aquarium in the USA in terms of size. Located near Loisir Hotel Okinawa Churaumi is an unassuming eatery serving delicious home-cooked food.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

HKG: Yung Kee Restaurant (鏞記酒家)

Apparently, there's something way better than the roasted goose!

I'd wanted to write in chronological order, starting with the eateries in Okinawa, Japan, but I better try to write about the famous Yung Kee Restaurant in HK before it closes down for good. For the uninitiated, Yung Kee Restaurant is well-known for its roasted goose, which history dates back to 1942.

Monday, January 4, 2016

HKG: Hong Kong Airlines [Economy, International, Short-Haul]

Savoury piping hot bun as a snack!

As mentioned last month, we went to Okinawa, Japan via HK. As usual, I flew with Singapore Airlines to HK. Following which, it was my first time flying with Hong Kong Airlines that was established in 2006. Well, this review shall kickstart another series of overseas meals. :)

Sunday, January 3, 2016

SIN: Inle Myanmar Restaurant

Popular rose-scented dessert with egg pudding!

I was pretty excited when I got to know that there's a restaurant serving Burmese cuisine here in Singapore, at Peninsula Plaza to be exact. Inle Lake is a popular destination in Yangon, Myanmar, which I didn't manage to visit during my stay at the capital city last year.

Friday, January 1, 2016

SIN: The Halia

Gingery dishes galore with beautiful edible ginger garden for dessert!

Happy new year, everyone! Have you started thinking about any goals to achieve this year? Anyway, today's review is on a restaurant located within the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Not surprisingly, The Halia (lit. ginger) is nested in the one-hectar Ginger Garden, serving a repertoire of food and beverages containing the said spice and its family.