More of Osaka, Kyoto & Nara Treats

We visited shrines and temples in Kyoto and Nara. Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Kyoto Imperial Palace in Kyoto, and Nara Park, Toda-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  I must admit that the natural environment of the shrines and temples  gives it a more serene atmosphere wherein one can reflect and be […]

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Osaka Adventure Continues

More gastronomic experience in our Osaka Day 2 tour. After visiting the Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, we rode the tramcar  to  Shinsekai. Shinsekai  is known for its Tsutenkaku Tower which was inspired by the Eiffel Tower, the famous blowfish or fugu and kushikatsu.    We were treated to lunch with 9 different kinds of kushikatsu. Kushikatsu are skewered veggies, chicken, fish, […]

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First Treats in Osaka

Osaka is a place of Takoyaki’s and Okonomiyaki’s. We went to Dotonbori District where there are a lot, and I mean a lot of restaurants, stores, bars and amusement facilities. It is like streets of foodstalls and stores all over.  I even saw one bar with a “Mabuhay” sign outside.      Wherever you go, there are takoyaki stalls.  What’s the […]

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A Feast for PacMan

Whether or not Manny Pacquiao wins this fight with Mayweather, PacMan deserves a feast!  Yup, while PacMan has been busy preparing for his “big fight”, I have been busy preparing lunch for the family and extended family.  There is nothing like eating a hearty meal while watching the “fight of the century”. My version of the beef salpicao, sinigang sa miso […]

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Perfect Combination

How would you like to cook the perfect sweet and sour fish (or pork) and chopsuey everytime?  Well, you don’t have to look for any other recipe because I am going to tell you my secrets…. Lee Kum Kee Sweet and Sour sauce and Mama Sita’s Chopsuey mix! It’s cooking made simple by using these two products! It amazes me at […]

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