Nonotori was an eye opening experience into a restaurant which seems to focus mainly (only) on all things chicken. Atleast they have made me immune to eating raw chicken, which wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, I’d like to try it again.
I remember in my younger years, Istana was a regular restaurant joint for my family… delicious chicken rice is all I can recall of this place. Even now, Istana is STILL known for it’s hainan chicken + rice. Strangely, just before my trip to Hong Kong and Singapore, I had a craving for CRAB (I think it was from all the food research I was doing…) My last visit to Istana was a few months back and I had an absolute FEAST!!
By the time we checked into our hostel (J-Hoppers) it was nearly 9pm. We actually had dinner at a chicken yaki tori place famous for it’s chicken, but I’ll post that one later because I am still trying to figure out the name of the izakaya. On the way home to our hostel, I was still hungry despite the feast we had earlier in the night.Hakkenden would be my first experience of an izakaya in Japan.
Over the next few weeks I will be blogging about what I ate throughout Osaka, Tokyo, Shirakawa-go, Takayama, Iya Valley, Nozawa Onsen, Hirayu Onsen and Kanazawa. In the mean time, here is my list of five things I loved about Japan over the last few weeks.
Throughout the last year, the awesome bloggers that we have met has inspired us to do better and more importantly motivated us to continue. Imagine our surprise when we found out the big cahoona Christy from Fig&Cherry actually considered us a good enough food blog to mention to Pru from Mint Partners, hence our exclusive invite to the Taste of Sydney Media Launch.