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Saturday, 27 September 2008

Super Yosakoi 2008 – More Stage Show

There were actually many groups performing at the Super Yosakoi 2008 stage show and I couldn't put all the photos into one post. So, here are the second series of the stage show photos. The first series of photos of the same stage show can be found here.

Friday, 26 September 2008

Sapporo Ramen

The ramen in Sapporo is one of the famous local food. Therefore, there is a small lane here called Ramen Yokocho with 16 ramen shops crammed in.

It can be quite difficult to find because it is off from the main street. I failed in my first attempt and settled for this Shin (New) Ramen Yokocho.

The rule of thumb in finding good food is: look for the shop with the least number of empty seats or the length of the queue. However, I prefer the former.

After I had found an empty seat, I started to look through the menu. One good thing about the food menu in Japan is that it usually comes with pictures. So, I ordered this:

The toppings consisted of a large slice of chasu (roasted pork), mussels, a type of seashell and a whole squid. The noodles were very much like the curly egg noodles of the Chinese.

After I finished this bowl of noodles, I kept exploring this area and I finally found the original Ramen Yokocho! It is actually directly behind Shin Ramen Yokocho but one has to make a big round turn to reach there. There is no bypass that one can cut through.

So, I went back there on another day to look for a bowl of authentic Sapporo ramen.

Out of the 16 shops, I picked this one because the most famous shop was jam-packed with a very long queue.

Another reason that I entered this shop was due to the mouth-watering grilled chasu in the picture menu outside of the shop.

This shop is run by a white-bearded guy who looks very much like an experienced chef and a food connoisseur. I knew I had entered the right shop!

Although the time taken for him to serve one bowl of ramen was a little longer than in the other shops, but he prepared every bowl from scratch. I could see his sincerity in serving us the freshest ramen that we could offer. He even grilled the chasu there and then before serving it!

The one that I ordered came with toppings of grilled chasu, two halves of half-boiled egg, one shrimp wantan (dumpling) and one scallop wantan. The soup base was black-bean miso.

The noodles were the curly egg noodles, very much like the Chinese noodles. They were springy and crunchy. Eaten together with the fragrantly-grilled chasu, it was food made in heaven!

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Wordless Wednesday – Cosplay at Korakuen

Location: Korakuen (Tokyo Dome), Tokyo, Japan
Date taken: July 26th, 2008
Camera equipment: Nikon D300 + Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Super Yosakoi 2008 – Street Parade

After watching the stage show of the Super Yosakoi 2008, I went down to Omote-sando again to watch the street parade on the following day. That was on August 24th, 2008. It was drizzling on and off but that didn't stop me from shooting this event! Towards the end of the parade, it was raining quite heavily that put me to a stop in shooting. It was really hard to shoot while holding an umbrella. Nevertheless, I still came back with a lot of shots.

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