I eat so much until people call me Dr. Fish Fish.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

YUKI! YUKI! (Mac 13)

Going to interval my meow meow land post with a post from sakura land today. :)


Today, I went to an Indian restaurant - Mughal - with my Japanese junior, Aso, for a weekends buffet lunch. When we reached, the restaurant still not yet started their business. So, used that time to capture a few pics at the river beside the restaurant.

These are called Kamo (鴨), wild duck. An expensive meat in Japan. Normally, Japanese do not eat ahiru (家鴨), which we call domestic duck... they treat domestic duck an a pet. Ok... maybe except Peiking duck.

In animal kingdom, the male (left) owez much prettier than the female (right). ;)

The outlook of the Mughal. It is a quite street in the day time.

The buffet is from 1200 to 1430 in the weekends. Men are charged 1600 yen per head, while the ladies 1250 yen per head.

The interior of the restaurant, with sweet Aso in action. :P

The assistant of the owner was preparing naan.

So, these are the foods you can eat-all-you-can for this buffet, without any time limitation.

1 : Naan, 2 : Yellow rice, 3 : Chicken, 4 : Dhal curry, 5 : Chicken curry, 6 : Home-made yogurt and 7 : Vegetable curry.

Fish Fish personally like the Naan dips with chicken curry the most. Had one whole big piece of naan. Kuishinbo na~

Besides that, other things that you can take as much as you want included salad... (which today not so nice, feel like soil taste inside).

And mango juice and lassi... Normally, fish fish would mix the 2 to have my own mango lassi. I love this so much today that I had 3 glasses of it. :P

During the lunch, you can request for tomato soup... it is included in the buffet. Well, this tomato soup owez too sour for me... I just had 2 sips of it today.

And to end your lunch, you can request for mango sorbet or coconut ice cream, for free too. We ordered one each, and exchanged our scoop. :P Yum Yum~~~ a good choice after a hot and spicy curry meal.

Aso... isn't she sweet? She will be in this lab for another 2 weeks the most, then would go for her future carrier oledi. I'm going to miss her a lot, as she is the closest Japanese gal with the foreigners gals in the lab. This was actually my first time date with her one to one. We had so much fun for the lunch and chit-chatting.


Then, we headed to Maruzen for some window shopping. I watched a special programme about Leonardo da Vinci in the TV yesterday... Must tell you all, I'm falling in love with him. Wanna know more bout him. Man~~~ why didn't he born in this period? Gonna borrow The Da Vinci Code from my fren... and if I like it, I think I'll buy a Japanese version to read too. :P Woohoo!! I'm truly excited now.

In Maruzen Kawaramachi bookstore, what I found interesting was these colourful shapes... Make a guess what are they?


Dang Dang!! Baby chair inside the toilet... cute ler? ;)

However, when we came out from Maruzen... OMG!! Heavy snow was falling...


In the middle of March?? Snow in southern Kyoto?? What more a heavy one. For the 5th year I'm in Japan, I would say this was the 1st time I see snow falling in March.

Should I call it Miracle?... or... Weird?

I guess the Tornado praying was too strong. Wei~ hope you get to see one too yer~ ;)

Before saying bye bye to Aso, we past thru a bowling pin man. Kekeke... he was distributing free tissue packs.

The weather has been very grey... hawks were flying high in the sky. It was only 3 degree celcius that time. Grrrrr.... samui!! (cold)

3 degree celcius not too bad... some of you might say. But it is a different case in Kyoto. Well, Kyoto topography is quite unique, like a wok. Which the Japanese call it Bonchi (盆地) (basin). So in winter, it is extremely cold whereas in summer, extremely hot. Even my frens from France and Germany, who have get used to minus 20 degree celcius... quoted Kyoto as 'cold'.

Kamogawa river looked quite attractive with the white powdery drops decorating it. See those boys near the river? Crazy dudes... got mood some more to feed wild pigeons in this cold weather while people walking hurriedly to avoid the cold and bad weather. Hello~ u guys think that is romantic is it? Kekeke...

The snow have been suddenly heavy, suddenly stop. On my way to lab, heavy snow again. Snow and the school fountain and the look-so-bald sakura tree. Wait till April, you will see what kind of magic these trees can make. ;) Now I wonder, dun tell me sakura going to be more late this year.

It was quite nice to enjoy thin white layer covering the trees and bush...

The hills view in front of my seat. :) Nice huh~



At 2:35 AM, Blogger Acrix said...

The lady's smile gives me the impression about Ryoko Hirosue's smile :P Very sweet~ So far have never seen a wild duck yet and would like to take photo of one if possible~ I only get to see 2 couple geese at the lake near my uni... Anyway, try eating ice-cream while snowing would be a new experience eh~ HAha wonder how;s glasgow would be like when i;m there next time. Bout the Lassi, looks xtremely yummy to me and if i were to finish the spicy foods, i'll surely gulp down more than 3 glass of lassi...

At 3:26 AM, Blogger Ben said...

Great looking food - and snow! What a great day out.

At 4:03 AM, Blogger MunKit said...

mughal offers indian food.. those that're found in mamakss.

wow kyoto rocks so much :) i lurrve the snow

At 4:48 AM, Blogger SiaoChaBoa said...

Wow..!! so cool.. FF,
Indian food.. in kyoto..!!

At 4:59 AM, Blogger mei gie said...

How come you always get to eat such delicious food one? By the way, i am waiting for you to post a picture of the sakura tree....*waiting*

At 8:08 AM, Blogger Nightraveller said...

Kind of amazing, u even went to shoppping and eating on this "crazy" weather! :-p

Been wanting to go Mughal for some time already, is it worth a try from Malaysian perspective? I cant tahan any of the Japanese Curry, they all badly taste the same

At 9:44 AM, Blogger letti said...

i love your pictures!!!!! and now i miss indian food..*sigh*

At 10:13 AM, Blogger ~AnGeL~ said...

i am looking for good curry in japan... i don't like japanese curry... all thick and not spicy! snow in march is crazy.. i am going back next week :(

At 10:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a day of contrast indeed. The world of nature prefers it in pair; Fish-Fish on the other hand seems to have preference for her own species. Where is Eddie when the nature needed you most.

Fish-Fish: “Bert-Bert, STAY at home! You have homework to do”
Bert-Bert: “But I’ve done my homework! Noo.. need to raise your voice!!”
Fish-Fish: “STAY at home today, that’s is your homework.”

Let’s the world be straight and not going stray! O-Ni-Tou-Fo!! J

In the land of mercury, aarr..h! sorry! I mean sushi, where it’s aplenty; Fish-Fish prefers the chapatti of another land. And harr..!! Meal subsidy for the female, let's all scream at once: discrimination!!

While it’s spring everywhere (sorry Canadian!), the Sakura land is still getting dumped. The wild is preserved in the rest of the world, Jap goes after them.

Topsy-Turby-Fish (previously Fish-Eater)

At 12:11 PM, Blogger cooknengr said...

Hey Fish Fish the "四條通@" is that a street name ?

At 12:32 PM, Anonymous winterx said...

snow? i love snow! =)in march? wheather's gone all weird everywhere. oh well doesn't matter... snow is fun.
does it snow a lot over there?

At 8:01 PM, Blogger Wilson said...

Hey little fish, your Japanese friends very pretty o~~~

At 8:01 PM, Blogger Wilson said...

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At 10:52 PM, Blogger fish fish said...

acrix : Yap, Aso is adorable~ You going to glasgow? When?

bhr : Thanks. Yap, it was a nice day though the weather not so good.

munkit : I like Kyoto actually. Different from Tokyo and Osaka. Was quite happy to see the snow that time. :P

mrs t : Not only Indian food. ;)

mei gie : Becos I go to look for those good foods. :P The sakura tree... will get that on this April. :)

nightraveller : Dun worry, it's not Japanese. It's Indian. However, they do use common vegetable in Japan for the vege curry. Go try once... Worth actually.

letti : Is it easy to have indian food in US?

~angel~ : Heeee... enjoy your last week there dear. Btw... waiting for you to back shopping with me ler, Char Bor~

Topsy-Turby-Fish : Kekeke... Eddie is in LA. :P Wow! Good imagination again~ Btw, that's the nice thing being a XX... got ladies day even for cinema. :P

cooknengr : Yap Da Ge, 四条通り is a street name. Good observation. I was hoping someone would notice it. Literally it means the 4th Street. 四条通り and 三条通り are 2 famous shopping streets in Kyoto. Kyoto is built in a way the streets were nicely arranged from east to west, and north to south. So... while having 1, 2... 10th Street on one direction, the streets cross with these streets are name such as Kawaramachi Dori, Karasuma Dori... etc. Like checkers.

winterx : Not actually. One year maybe 3-4 times only. But this year weird... definitely.

wilson : She is. ;) I'll inform her bout your comment.

At 3:19 PM, Blogger pinkcocoa said...

hiya ff
The indian food buffet you had looks yummy!!! Esp. that naan. I love food with dips and sauces. Gimme a naan bread and some curry sauce, I am happy! Okie, now i am missing murtabak dearly here. :(
Weather is definitely very weird all over the world. Taiwan also has snow not in the mountain but all over the place! My mum said it has never ever happened before! Weird weather...

At 1:23 AM, Blogger fish fish said...

Pinkcocoa : Wow!! Snow in Taiwan cities? Now that's weird. The naan you should really try... I love~ it.


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