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Bonjour! Enroute to Savona

I’m on a leave of absence from this blog once again!

After my Japan trip with my mom courtesy of Prulife, I’m now sailing the Mediterranean seas with H. We went aboard at Barcelona Spain and cruised to Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari, Palermo, Civitavecchia (Rome) and now sailing for Savona, France.

Internet is extremely expensive on board so I’m saving them up for FaceTime with Warren.

Will definitely post in detail the sights and activities that we’ve been doing on this trip. It definitely is one of the most amazing trips I’ve had so far and we still have 5 more days to go till this grand adventure ends.

Meanwhile, here are some pictures for you to enjoy!

Cathedral of Palermo

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St. Peter’s Basilica

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Colosseum

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Pantheon

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Trevi Fountain

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Posted by on April 13, 2013 in Simple Travels

 

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Simple Eats: Endo Sushi | Osaka

Having been swamped at work for months, I wasn’t able to do any research on what mom and I would actually be doing in Osaka for our 2 day extension. Good thing internet at the hotels where we stayed were great. The day before we were to transfer to Hotel New Otani, I surfed a little and found Endo Sushi recommended by Tabemasu. I initially wanted to visit Osaka’s wholesale fish market since I heard it is comparable to Tokyo’s Tsukiji market which I missed during my last visit to Japan a few years back. Unfortunately, we were definitely tired from the previous day’s activity so we ended out trying their Kyobashi branch.

I was intrigued by this little sushi-ya as Endo Sushi has been in existence for more than a hundred years (est. in 1907). How could you go wrong, right? If we wanted to try the most authentic and best sushi in Osaka, this restaurant would definitely be it.

Since we had a full day itinerary ahead, we decided to have our sushis for breakfast at their Kyobashi branch instead of their original location at the Osaka Wholesale Fish Market. We were out the hotel by 930AM and on the way to Kyobashi Station via train. We walked a little going to Keihan Shopping Mall where the Endo Sushi branch was located.
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The menus were all in Japanese though there were pictures for you to choose you order. We decided to sit in the bar counter to be able to clearly see the sushi master do his craft.

“Omakase, Onegai Shimasu!” Out came this sushi plate with 5 different varieties chosen by the sushi master. I ordered 2 orders each for mom and I. Especially loved the uni sushi and the toki sushi. Brush the tops of the sushi lightly with the brush dipped in shoyu. No need to ask for wasabi as the sushi master has put some already with your sushi. With how fresh the food is, there definitely is no need for wasabi.

This was my first plate –
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A close-up of the Uni Sushi –
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Mom all serious with her sushi plate –
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This is my second plate –
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You can order as much Omakase as you like. With 2 plates plus a few more pieces from my mom, I was full. Our total bill for 3 sushi plates was Y3150.00. Great price for great food!

DETAILS
Endo Sushi
5/F Keihan Shopping Mall, Kyobashi Station
Open hours: 11AM-10PM
Tel: 06-6352-5564

 

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Simple Travels: Eating Our Way in Guangzhou

Just came from a trip from Guangzhou. In our 4 day stay, we ate our way through Guangzhou and found the best tasting Roasted Goose in Hong Xing Seafood Restaurant, tasted kofi luak (bat dung) cappuccino in Beijing Road and enjoyed an unlimited amount of inexpensive yummy dimsum.

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