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

Monday, May 30, 2005

Wai Wai's Family in Kansai (May 29, Pt 1)

Wai Wai's whole family come to Japan to visit her. They come to Kansai, will be here for 3 days. I went to Osaka to meet them around noon, then we headed together to Kaiyukan as requested by Wai Wai. Heee... it was the second time I visited this aquarium. Guess what? It was once again with same buddy, Wai Wai. Too bad, Patrick was not joining in this time. Hey! Patrick, still remember the 1st time you spent yourr time with these 2 "noisy" girls?

The 1st thing we wanted to do when we reached the area, was to cari makan. All of us were very hungry already. Wai Wai whole family even worse, hungry and tired, as they went to Tokyo Disneyland the day before, and only slept for a few hours the night before. So, we tried to take the journey yesterday a slow and relax one.

On way to the Tempozan Market Place, we past through Xue Fua no Sato. Since my first experience on this lovely magic ice, I have decided must introduce to Wai Wai here one day. Woohoo! Didn't expect it to be this fast. ^_^

Wai Wai family wanted to try it when they saw the picture outside the shop. So, 6 of us had a pre-lunch dessert instead. :P

There was a great improvement on the amount offer per day now. Instead of the old time 30 plates per day, it has increased to 70 plates per day. Kihkihkih!! Furthermore, the flavour for this ice dessert have been added a few more varieties. The owner later told me he bought a machine that upscale the production better, and he is offering a new flavour slowly for every 2 months. This is what I like about a person that know how to do business, never stop from improving his product and service.

So, what were the flavours that we have tried on that day?

This is called 金銀財宝 (the Treasure), which was the flavour I had for the 1st time. As strongly recommended by fish fish, Wai Wai's parents and her younger brother (Ah Zhi) ordered this.

See the mango chunks? Very happy to see the portion of mango flesh has been increasing too.

The taste, still as irresistible as before. And yap, it was still the best among all the Snow Flake Ice in the shop. A mango lover must not escape this.

Wai Wai tried this cornflake with chocolate powder. Surprisingly, the crunchiness of the cornflake combined well with the melty snow flake. It has a very romantic name, called 落葉の詩, literally means the Poem of Falling Leaves.

Wai Wai's elder brother (Ah Chung) wanted to try 望郷 (Nostalgia). It was actually a mixture of Snow Flake Ice with Green Tea Powder. Very Japanese type of taste. The bitterness of the tea powder gave a nostalgic touch to the sweet fluffy white ice.

As for fish fish, I decided to taste a new product in the shop. This is called "don't know what". Didn't remember the name. However, it was actually peppermint sauce with 2 blueberries. The peppermint sauce was very refreshing, a very good choice in a hot summer day, though the blueberry was kind of disappointing.

It was truly a very enjoyable moment by gulping down the melt-in-your-mouth ice. The service of the owner was near to perfect. He definitely has won a customer's heart like me who look very much on good service. ^_^

After we had this early dessert time, we went to Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho to eat "lunch". :P

Wai Wai's family wanted to eat Udon at Bukkake Jusan (ぶっかけ十三) while me and Wai Wai went to search for rice.

We ended up in Hokkyokusei (北極星) for omelette rice.

Both of our omelette rice look exactly the same from outside.

This was my mushroom omelette rice.

This was Wai Wai chicken omelette rice.

Kihkihkih... still pretty much looked the same even inside huh~

In fact, the taste was very similar as well. -_-"

Just as Wai Wai said, "Really same price same quality."

Well, it was not bad. The tomato gravy was quite nice actually. The half-cooked omelette was fluffy and melty. The rice itself was just ok. But anyway, when you are hungry, anything will taste delicious. :P

It was a treat by Wai Wai's parent for the foods. Gochisosama deshita!! ^_^


At 1:28 AM, Blogger Acrix said...

Never seen fluffy snow like this be4 :P This is the first time and really feel like tryin :) Inside the Kaiyukan can take photo one or not? HMm, omelette rice looks so yummy compared to the mamak's nasi pattaya....haha

At 4:15 AM, Blogger Patrick Leong said...

the snow flake ice that you told me during lunch time today ? cool. looks good.

At 8:37 AM, Blogger SiaoChaBoa said...

I would love to try the snowy ice.. :)
When i visit japan.. i must get you to bring me around.. :)

At 9:02 AM, Blogger cooknengr said...

Hey Fish Fish, the shaved Ice you had is called :北京涼犬


At 3:52 PM, Blogger Yuen Li said...

Wow, those ice thingies look good. :) But you know what I'd really really like right now? Some ice-kacang! And cendol! :)

At 7:18 PM, Blogger Primrose said...

Aiyah! I have a weakness for desserts. Now see what you have done to me? Can't wait to run out for something cold. I love the mango one. Hmm, maybe I'll just go and order myself a sago mango loh this evening. :)

At 12:16 AM, Blogger Lrong said...

Mango one looks very good...

At 3:58 AM, Blogger fish fish said...

acrix : I took MANY photos in Kaiyukan. Will be sharing with you all soon. ^_^

patrick leong : Yap, that's the one.

mrst : Ok! My pleasure~

cooknengr : You sure? But think again, ya lor~ the Snow Ice do look like the Pekingese's fur. :P *oh~ I'm gulping down dog's fur??* Ewwww!!

yuenli : Ah~ I miss that too. With a nice plate of Char Kueh Tiaw, nothing can beat that.

primrose : Sago mango?? Did I hear tat... wah! I want!!

lrong : You must try when you come Osaka!

At 12:15 AM, Blogger SinSin said...

hi , have been a silent reader for your blog a couple times ago..i like your entries , especially those on 'food and drink' in Japan . Hope that i will have the chance to taste them in the future :)
nice to meet you !

At 1:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh wow..those ice thingies look really really good....

At 2:58 AM, Blogger fish fish said...

sinsin : Such a lovely name. ^_^ Nice meeting you too. And thanks for the silent support. Hope my future posts about food and drink will continue be informative.

-ms jumbled mind- : It tastes even better~ ;)


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