A pause for travelling in year 2020 makes me craving more for travelling. I believe many of you have the same feeling too. Had no choice so I ran through my archive and decided to blog on a few hotels I have stayed in, some […]
Kishimen noodle is a kind of flattened udon, which can be found in Aichi Prefecture, also one of the Nagoya’s specialties that one must try before leaving Nagoya. Kishimen is known as flatten udon, with its shape very much looks like the Italian tagliatelle pasta; […]
#Throwback to my own birthday meal in January. This year, I chose to have richly flavoured Northern Indian cuisine with my girls instead of the usual Japanese cuisine, so I checked out this renowned FLOUR Restaurant in Bukit Damansara before relocating to Jalan Kamuning (and reopened its door just recently).
I believe this restaurant needs no further introduction, this place has been words of mouth from people around me, telling me it is the best North Indian restaurant in KL and I daresay it is!
Leaded by the husband and wife team, Chef Yogi and his wife Natasha; FLOUR serves the authentic North India’s regional flavours, with dishes chosen after a lot of trials and experiments. FLOUR’s menu is thick, as though a unique novel, each page is filled with thoughts and knowledge about Indian cuisine and its history.
Reservation is highly recommended or else you will have to wait a bit for your table.
Mango Lassi (Rm 16)
Homemade hung curd whisked with fresh Thai mango. Expensive for a glass but you gotta order it, no regret as it was so thick yet not satiating!
Spiced Papadum (Rm 8)
Ahh, crispy and thinly Indian crackers to munch. It was very well-seasoned with herbs and spices that include chilo, cumin, garlic and black pepper. Very very aromatic on the palate.
Karuizawa is often known as the locals’ 避暑胜地 (a place to escape from the summer heat) due to its higher altitude and cooler weather during summer. It is easily accessible by Hokuriku Shinkansen, a merely 1 hour away from Tokyo on shinkansen ride. There are many things to do over here, you may explore the Kyu-Karuizawa or Naka-karuizawa. You may also enjoy activities such as golfing, hiking and cycling, also skiing during winter.
With JR Tokyo Wide Pass that cost only ¥ 10,180, I made it to Karuizawa for a day trip for the first day. As I had only one day here in Karuizawa, I only made it to Kyu-Karuizawa. Here I am going to record down what I did in Karuizawa.
Do note that this pass is only available for sales in Japan (not from HIS, KLOOK or JTB). This pass covers the unlimited rides on Shinkansen and limited express trains within the valid area for 3 days consecutively. It is also valid for travel from Narita and Haneda Airports to Tokyo too. This pass is very worth paying for if you can utilise it to the max.
For full itinerary, check out Japan Trip Autumn 2019: 9D8N in Tokyo and Explore Tokyo Wide Area
Things to do in Karuizawa
We hopped onto the Hokuriku Shinkansen bound for Kanazawa from Ueno Station. Ate a breakfast and in just a blink, we were here in Karuizawa.
Do note that you are required to walk a lot over here. Alternatively, you know how to ride a bicycle; I will suggest you to go on the bicycle. People like me who doesn’t know how to ride a bicycle will have to rely on the legs, so be read for the tiredness. There are also bus running around but the buses are infrequent.
Jeremy’s Chicks The born of Jeremy’s Chicks happened at the start of this MCO period, manned by the team behind Urban Daybreak whereby they couldn’t open the café for business. The co-founder Jeremy has come up with this brilliant creation, delivering the ultimate chicken rice […]
Bored with homecook meals and ta-pao nearby? How about a change of taste with some lip-smacking meals from Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur? Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur On-The-Go Delivery & Takeaway Sheraton Imperial KL has launched the Sheraton On-The-Go and Fiesta Rasa Muhibah Ramadan Delivery and […]