Saturday, September 24, 2016

Hokkaido| Sapporo Fish market

Day 2 of our trip to Sapporo.

The weather was great and we do some exercise around the area. When I said exercise mean walk around in their residential area.

 The weather was just perfect for some walk and I'm impress with their cleanliness, no rubbish bag outside their house at all. Mostly we have a rubbish bin outside of our house then we throw whatever things inside there and wait for rubbish collector to come and collect on cretain day.

But in Japan is totally different! Their rubbish collection system is very strictly and they have rubbish collector schedule on thing to be collected such as recycle and non recycle. Their non recycle also need to be divided into combustible or non-combustible, very confusing. Whenever I tried to throw something, I would stand there for hours just to figure out which rubbish bin I should throw in. Sometimes I just feel like I don't want to do this anymore, just throw all this when I'm home (I mean Malaysia coz Japanese need to divide their own rubbish in there home too =___=).

 Other than their rubbish throwing system, everything was so great there. I am like wow! Their house is soo cuteeee (I kinda Sau gu - person who doesn't know a lot of things - at there), why their house looks like a box? Why this and that.

 Every house got their surname on it. I guess Japan is very safe for living. Lol.

 Another thing that impress me is their farming skill. I can see lots of flowers were planted like this in every houses. Why they so creative one? I don't need to go ton Furano already.

The weather is super nice that day. Every picture is just like boom. 

After some walk, we bathed and headed to the fish market. They said this is thespecially infamous fish market in Sapporo city, so yeah if you are interested, Google yourself. Lol!

I'm a bad travel writer I know. Tee Hee

 They sell crab everywhere, and the price is cheap as compared to others.

The most important is that they are fresh!!


 Frozen but still very fresh.

 The fish market is goddamn clean, you will never see such a fish market in Malaysia I bet you.

No single water leak out from the container and no slippery floor at all. Everything is so clean and DRY!

 And you can taste some of the freshest products there as well. This is KunBu, seaweed for the seaweed soup. It tastes superb and I bought one packagelse home just for trying. So freaking sweet!

We went upstairs for their restaurant. And you know what? SASHIMI in the morning is a BOOM. Never in my life had such awesome breakfast, WHT a luxury life I had.

 Sashimi platter for a try.

 Live squid.

It so fresh and tender!

 My sashimi rice 3200 yen

The portion was freaking damn big and the seafood is sooooo fresh. Every single sashimi is so awesome.

Look at the Uni and Ikura!!! The sweetness and is texture is sooooo goooooddd. I can have 100 bowls of this everyday without regret. Basically everything in my bowl is a BOOM!

 Ikura and salmon rice. 1630 yen

 Uni and ikura rice 3100 yen

I should order this that day because the bowl is much more smaller than the one I had and uni!!

 2500 yen.

Tuna belly ( if not mistaken)

 Some part of tuna 2500 yen.

But this is soo nice!!! I love it but I was too full that time so I had only one of it.

Too bad.

 After breakfast, we walked around the place and I found this, the post office- my every trip must go place. I posted my postcards and here we go for another destination.

The fish market is such as boom.

This is a place for people who want to visit Sapporo. You MUST go coz the seafood is much more cheaper and fresher than others.

Just go and grab some seafood and eat it, but just order whatever that is within your pocket lah. If not you need to work with them for a compensation ( haha! Just kidding, I don't know the punishment lah) or go to the jail maybe. Lol!

We spent around RM900 for that particular meal so if you think I'd expensive, go for sharing and I bet you all will be very satisfy with only small portion.

Anyway that's my second day breakfast in Sapporo. Will update Otaru trip in next entry.


Monday, September 19, 2016

TRAVEL| Sapporo, Hokkaido

Hello everyone, 

I think most of you think that I have gave up blogging especially my friend datou aka seawhysea. Yeah, I kinda stop blogging after working life but nope, I never give up blogging until today. 

I just couldn't find a perfect time to sit down and type out a post peacefully with a laptop. Laptop died two years back and yet to get a replacement now, so every post from 2014 onward was came from my hand phone. Just bare with me all the typo, Grammer mistake and etc. Is hard to reread back with hand phone.

Oh well, I'm now gonna write about my trip to Sapporo, Hokkaido few months back. I finally got to lay down and type out this blog post before Monday blue hit me. 

Had night flight to Sapporo on Friday, and what I still remember is that the flight was so empty until all of us got to have 3 seats all by ourselves, great moments ever. 

Slept the whole row all by myself is blissful and I got to see sunrise on the airplane. 

*fed up because I couldn't upload the sunrise picture I took on the airplane arghh!* Just trust me that the sunrise is awesome. 

Touched down Sapporo at 8 in the morning and had the very first breakfast - Yogult drink in Japan. Waited the taxi to pick us up and here we started our journey, get our car and vrooommm..

First stop - the first proper meal in Sapporo, WAGYU!

 This is the famous wagyu shop in Sapporo as what they told me. At first I doubted on the so called famous wagyu will impress me as I'm not a beef eater. I don't eat beef for whole life (try is a consider beef eater, please.)

By the way, the weather just not in a good mood when we touched down. I guess we always bring rain to the country, and Japanese should thanks us for bringing so much rain that day, just kidding.

Very authentic Japanese restaurant with very kind and friendly lady boss/owner.

Japanese is very polite in term of serving and talking to others.

Off topic: there is one time when I was on the road and accidentally bang a middle-aged lady in one of their shopping mall. I was very panic and kept say "I'm sorry, I'm sorry" and you know what she also apologise to me at the same time. I stun and feel so nice that even though I was wrong at the first place, they will make u feel that you are not wrong. I love them so much and thank you for that middle-aged lady for not making me feel bad at all.

So, we ordered a couple of meat, beef, pork and lamb. And to be honest, I hold back for beef.

Pork belly for me as I'm not a beef eater.

With pumpkin and potatoes for grill.

Wagyu beef. Please don't ask me which part is all this because I only know I like the thick one the most. Hahahaha!

On grill and everyone was like come! Must take this picture of grill part. Gosh I'm drooling now.

The 500g wagyu beef for 8000 yen if not mistaken. And they told me that the best part was the fats, ithe dissolve in their mouth nicely.

I was like omg, are you sure about that? I don't eat any animal fats such as when I only eat the meat part of cha siew instead of the whole Thing, so it makes me eat damn slow everytime. Hence I hold back when I saw this.

Their backyard with duckling and birds makes a great pictures.

Some red leave that got my attention

This is the most expensive meal I ever had in my trip, RM500 to RM600 for 4. Emm..not a budget one.

On our way to Furano, we stopped by for toilet break at a melon shop.

FYI, everyone in Furano sell their signature melon.

And everyone had a beautiful flower farm all by their own. Why so nice one?

If I'm Japanese I would like to stay in Furano than Tokyo.

But the weather just meh...

Melon for the tourist and is freaking expensive. I wonder how they survive in Japan haha! But everything in Japan are high quality, even their fruits are sweeter than others.

Their corn is sweet..

Melon is sweet..

Even toilet also had nicer smell than others, why Malaysia don't have toiletlike that. Lol..

After that we headed to the Furano farm for tourist

Melon products are all over the places, from melon cake to pudding to ice cream to bread.

What you can think of is all here.

The melon puff that is just so-so for me.

Their famous flower farm.

The rain doesn't ruined my mood at all. Flower to yellow green purple..

This is what it supposed to look like when the weather is good.  I just snap a picture of others and claimed is mine. Noleh, this is just to show you how it looks like when is sunny day.

Ps: this is a picture from the flower gallery.

The purple motor for Jen. Lol

Took this picture just to show it will be a great picture.

Drove another hour just for this flower farm.

Less people better flower for picture.

And have this bear make of wheat grass.

You can sit here if there is no rain.

Small sunflower just to cheer us up.

As you can see the flowers are blooming so beautifully even with a bad weather.

I'm so glad!

Panaroma shot

The bell that everyone rang it without a reason. Lol! I was taking the picture above when one of them secretly rang this freaking bell. I nearly "die" of shock, and all of them laughed non stop after that. So to revenge, I wanted to ring this bell but end up more laughter coz I couldn't ring the bell properly. Lol! Embarrassed to the max!

Everything is in purple, and this is what I taken for Jen as a souvenir lol.

First day in Sapporo was kinda fun although we got the most terrible weather and we didn't get to visit the blue pond due to road block.

Overall, four star for the first day in Sapporo and I think the most fun day through the trip lol. Natural scenery is always my favourite I must say, because I'm not a town person haha!

Anyway, second entry will talk about my second day which is more on town area and foodie!

Stay tuned and bye.