Photo #216: August 4
Before going to Japan for the first time last year, my favorite Japanese food was sashimi. I still like that, but after trying Gindaco’s #takoyaki and making our own #okonomiyaki in Japan, they topped my list, along with Nagasaki’s kakuni manju (steamed pork bun). I haven’t been to Osaka, but that is definitely one of the places I plan to visit in the future because people there are known to be jolly, plus their takoyaki & okonomiyaki are said to be the best. For now, though, ZAB’S food is enough to satisfy my cravings! Tastes like Japan!
Photo #214: August 2
Had some Japanese food delivered from a new dining establishment. Ahhhhh this picture doesn’t give ZAB’S okonomiyaki justice! It’s chunky, flavorful, and has BACON! I will eat there next time for better pictures of their food (I also tried their takoyaki, but I was too hungry to take pics 😅)! Tastes like Japan! 😂🇯🇵
You can find them at Calle Lila along Lilac St. They don’t have any minimum requirement for deliveries; just pay the applicable delivery fee. Oh, and they accept BPI transfers, too! 👌🤤
Photo #210: July 29
Although I’ve been to Japan thrice, I always forget to buy chopsticks! So now I’m thrilled to have my own thanks to my cousin Hexel Hexel and cousin-in-law Chiharu-chan! They even included some adorable hashi oki or chopstick rests! Arigatou!
Photo #209: July 28
Of sayonaras, hajimemashites, and mata nes: today I said goodbye to my cousin & cousin-in-law who’ll be moving to Japan soon, and I also met another Japanese family who’s interested in letting their kids study in the Philippines, thanks to Sachiko-san’s experiences, which she shares online. My cousin Hexel and Sachiko-san met via Grab: he drove her to her home, and the rest is history. I’m a little sad, but I know it’s a good decision especially for my hafu nephew, Kirito-kun and niece, Kazumi-chan (hoping for her safe delivery this December). In addition, that’s another reason for me to visit Japan again, in Yokohama! Ganbatte, Hexel and Chiharu-chan!
Photo #201: July 20
I just recently learned what the stickers at the bottom of Japanese cup noodles are for! 😅🙌 No more using random objects to seal the cup while waiting for the noodles to cook! 😂 I also discovered that Nissin’s Chili Tomato is yummy, too! 😋🍜
Photo #200: July 19
A much cheaper alternative to Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory’s salt & Camembert cookies!!!! These crackers are just less than 200 yen. They’re not milky, but super cheesy! The yellow one is cheddar, the blue one is Camembert! So good!!! 🤤😋🧀
Photo #199: July 18
I regret not getting more of these salt & Camembert cookies from Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory! Super yummy! My sister said they taste like something premium! Well, she’s not wrong; these are expensive but worth every yen! 😂🤤😋