Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Korean lunch at Korean town

I went to Shin Okubo, the Korean town in Tokyo to have samgyopsal today.
I always love Korean food and samgyopsal is one of my favorites :)

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My outfit of the day

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What I spotted on the way to the station, an abandoned bicycle



Shin Okubo is just a station away from Shinjuku and also Takadanobaba.
It is usually crowded with people during the noon but somehow today wasn't.

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I love the wall painting

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Some Koreans are promoting something by singing or to be exact shouting Tohonshinki's song (and u can see a guy was smoking in the pic)

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Korean idols goods. K pop is growing in Japan.

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Another Idol shop

Tonchan, the place we went is my fave place for samgyopsal. I had been to their branch at Takadanobaba for so many times but this was my first time to go to the Shin Okubo one. Definitely bigger and cleaner :)
Because this place is really famous that people are willing to wait hours to eat here, I recommend you not to go during lunch / dinner time or during weekends if you are not patient of waiting.
We went there today at around 2.30 and got seated after just waiting for 10 minutes.

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Definitely fancier than the Takadanobaba's one

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The side dishes. yummm

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Patty's hungry face lol

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Our meat!

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Ready to be eaten

We ordered Kimchi fried rice with extra corn topping afterwards, this is Tonchan's another speciality and my fave!

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corn being cooked. I love corn

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they guy mixing everything together

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almost ready :)

nom nom nom
I was so full afterwards and I'm still full now. Definitely, I'll go back here when I feel like eating samgyopsal :)





We walked to Shinjuku afterwards for karaoke.
Karaokekan at Shinjuku is having a special offer now, 3 hours with all u can drink softdrink for 980yen. Only at noon till 7PM though.

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Inside the elevator. Patty is 10cm taller than me, I hate standing next to her, I shall wear heels next time if I hang out with her XD


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My first time at Shinjuku's Karaokekan and the room here is cleaner

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AKB48 is dominating the latest ranking!

After singing for 3 hours today, I who suck at singing, feel like can sing slightly better. haha





We went out and it was dark already outside!

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Adele singing Someone Like You on the big screen of Shinjuku's crossing, There were some old men were watching her seriously and got blown away while waiting the light to cross. Who doesn't love Adele?

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Kabukicho, the red light district






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I bought this dress today for 50% off plus another extra 10% off after the half price down. Good deal! But still I shop too much these days. I declared on this blog that I'm not gonna shop anymore till... next month ;)



I have classes tomorrow!! My Winter break is officially over. I must start studying for finals and start working on my assignments. I must stop eating out and snacking too, I think I gained 2 kgs in a month. And last, I also need to fix my sleeping circle!
Healthy nerdy life, here I come.


A

23 comments:

  1. Your outfit is seriously so cute! :D And that Peter Pan collar dress you snapped up is a great find! I love samgyopsal ... although I usually get refills on banchan and get full by the time the mains are ready haha xD

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  2. your clothes are cute. ^^

    It's nice to know Tohoshinki's popularity is still strong in Japan.

    The kimchi fried rice seems delicious. ^^

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  3. ohh I love the skirt you are wearing in these photos!!

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  4. omg, y'll so cutee!! llove to go to japan and koreaaaa in my life :D followed you btw

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  5. You both look so cute! The food looks absolutely delicious also. I just got hungry, haha.

    Sam

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  6. Your outfit is cute! I like it~
    Looks like you had a fun day ;)
    Your photos look good,
    I really want to visit Japan haha,
    that would be amazing ^^
    Thank you for your comment<3

    See you~

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  7. Wow looks like an amazing adventure!

    http://purrincup.blogspot.com

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  8. Samgyeopsal is pork right? I love it!! ^^
    Your outfit is cutee~ <3

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  9. omg you are so adorable! and I LOVEEEEEEEEEE SHINOOKUBO!! can we please go together one day? :O

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  10. KOREAN BBQ!! so good!! I'm Korean, so samgyopsal is a MAJOR comfort food to me!! But, I should stop fantasizing about BBQ when I have Sadies this Friday, Have to look good for it...BUT THAT LOOKS SO GOOD... and the K-POP craze is definitely hitting Japan.. even my US friends like it..

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  11. I love samgyopsal as well. :D The karaoke place looks pretty nice. O: Good luck with uni!

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  12. aww, looks yummy! :D
    and pretty photos <3

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  13. Oh food again! :D
    Now I'm craving for korean food >.<

    http://missayuki.blogspot.com

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  14. lovely photos, looks like you had nice time :) cute :) that food looks so so so yummy :))

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  15. I love your outfit! you look so cute. I like the wall paintings! so much cuter and nicer than the graffiti I see around the cities here :(
    hope you have a good return to school :)

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  16. Cute, the food looks really good too! Love Korean food. xx

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  17. The dress you bought is pretty! also, the outfit you wore was so cute.
    Looks like you had such a fun time - I bet you did :)
    The food looked superb, too!

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  18. wow, what an awesome day and cute outfit! love the colors! i practically live in korea town here in nyc and there aren't any shops dedicated solely for k-pop idols! and mmm~ korean bbq!!! *w* !! *stomach growls*

    wow, i had no idea "red light districts" still exist, haha! it looks so...separated, lol have fun in school! I start again in about a week, noooo~~~

    alex @ carouselstreet.com

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  19. I love your skirt that you're wearing and that's such a cute dress that you bought! The food looks soooo delicious.

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  20. cute outfit! :) I love korean food! Kimchi jigae is the best!

    accidental encounters

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  21. Cute outfit you have! The necklace is so pretty. And your friend is so cute too! The food looks delicious btw. Even though it's something we get to have often, that restaurant looks really really yummy.

    x

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