I relied a lot on my sister's recommendations on what to eat in Tokyo as I did not do much research myself as I did not want to stress myself out.
I get stressed out pretty easily. Maybe I should rephrase that - I actually get easily disappointed when I have set my mind to do something (ie. trying out a particular restaurant) but fail to do it! Haha.
However, meals that weren't planned were very disappointing.
Walking into a random shop for meals in Tokyo did not satisfy our tummies as much as going to places that have been recommended by others (provided that you have similar tastes as the one recommending). Haha.
Highly recommend the tempura bowl at Kaneko Hannosuke!
Everything was so fresh and so, so GOOD!
We went there around 6 p.m. and there was already a queue!
We had to wait for around half an hour for a seat.
Sashimi - tunaaaa
We headed to Tsukiji for this and walked inside a random shop because the streets were just way too packed and it was pretty hard to navigate through with a stroller.
I'm not that BIG on uni but I have enjoyed eating it a few times during Omakase meals.
However, when it's served like that in a bowl - my stomach can't handle it.
Most random meal ever - chicken rice in Ginza. Hahahaha.
Mike said that it's the "only thing" that Olivia would eat - which is RICE!
During the whole trip, all she ate was plain rice for meals or baby cereal (that we ran out of during the few last days of our trip). And finding baby food in Japan is like finding a needle in a haystack.
You need to go to really specific places to get instant baby food. We went to so many malls and couldn't find any at the grocery. Thank God for Takashimaya! They had a couple of jars of instant baby food there and we stocked up our baby food. However, Olivia didn't like it at all.
Looking back in hindsight, I really should have brought my Electric Lunch Box to cook Olivia's meals in Japan.
We were thinking that we had nothing to worry about in a first world country but we were wrong. They don't have any infant cereals stocked up at all!
I had a newfound appreciation of infant cereals when I came back from Japan - I just felt an innate need to stock up my house with boxes of cereal after trying to hunt for them in Tokyo but couldn't find a single box. I realised how wonderful Cerelac is and how I've been taking it for granted. Hahahahaha.
Sorry, just being overly dramatic here as I am thinking back on our challenge in finding food for Olivia in Tokyo. You have no idea how stressful it was.
The famous pancakes at Gram! Missing it already although I regretted not sharing with Mike. It's so fluffy yet so filling.
Parfaits at Takano Fruit Parlour.
Just a random observation - most of the diners here were solo mid aged to old ladies.
I found it pretty interesting because dessert parlours are usually frequented by families or the younger crowd. But then again, I'm also not young myself. Haha.
If I lived in Tokyo, I might be one of those oldies sitting there enjoying her parfait. Hee hee.