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March 2016

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The whole town is themed up to the spooky comedy manga, Gegege no Kitaro (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎). This manga series is a Japanese classic from the 1960s, drawn by Mr Shigeru Mizuki. The story line is based on a collection of Japanese folklore and local superstitions. It essentially gained cult status and hence the crazy town & train line for this manga. Yup, the manga fixtures are all PERMANENT.

The theme runs strong from the moment I set foot onto the Yonago train platform…

big load of photos alert

The vlog that I won this awesome snack from was… Hello Toyama (by Lawrence).

 

Lawrence’s vlog is a video journal of his daily life in Toyama (a small town in Japan). His vlog is a beautiful portrait of appreciating small details living in Japan. I have been following his vlog since last year? Toyama region is not easily accessible and this is one of key attraction for me following his vlog. He made Toyama more ‘accessible’. 😀

Lawrence is bilingual in Japanese and English.

Lawrence from HelloToyama.com
Lawrence from HelloToyama.com / photograph found on his blog

 

 

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This was an INTENSELY informative tour!!! Margaret, the guide, was AMAZINGLY knowledgeable in history, the Buckingham Palace schedule and royal news (lol).

 

I was gobsmacked with information; in a good way. She knew the history so well. It was absolutely fascinating. It was definitely a 2 hours session well spent.

 

The tour started outside the Green Park station – 10h30.

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

– Gustave Flaubert

 

There is no such thing as ‘common sense’. There is no such thing as ‘normal’ either. The concept of normal is subjective one. I thank each person that I met in various countries for their time to share their point of views with me.

 

Featured photo: Takachiho, where Japanese myths were born… Miyazaki, Japan

 

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Environment: Lovely warm ambiance. Spacious and high ceiling. Toilet was spacious too; can improve by applying more diligence.

 

 

Service: Great! Attentive and they even held the wine bottle properly (At last, someone who actually knew how to waiter properly)

 

Food: They messed up my tuna steak – over cooked, way too much salt AND managed to make the fish texture hard (from dehydration?)  🙁

Bocconcino, London

Fondant au chocolate – Tasted good, the plating was a bit sad.

Bocconcino, London

In short: elegant environment, lovely service, overpriced… and atlas, mediocre if not poorly made cuisine. Will not return for sure.

 

How to get here?

Nearest tube: Green Park station

http://www.bocconcinorestaurant.co.uk/

 

Blanket rule:

Bring some dear friends. Good company is the best recipe for any fab restaurant expe

 

rience 🙂 I had a great time; you know who you are 😛

 

**Disclaimer

I personally take cooking very seriously. However, food is a very personal experience and taste is a subjective fickle matter.

 

Need I say that this was not a sponsored post?

 

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This was my first Japan funbox subscription. I was totally excited about getting one of these because I ADORE Japanese junk food! Japan Funbox was sent directly to UK from Japan; in fact send to anywhere in the world. They had 3 box sizes to choose from. I chose the smallest one, it is called the ‘Mini’. Time to unbox 😀