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Fresh Sea Urchin and Seafood Goodness at Sapporo’s Nijo Market!

The day has finally come. A day that marks the beginning of my quest to Hokkaido, Japan. The seafood. My scheduled visit to Nijo Market left me excited and craving for what goodies there were to come. It has been a long time since I enjoyed sea urchin fresh from the shell or even my long, memorable experience of […]

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Fresh Sea Urchin and Seafood Goodness at Sapporo’s Nijo Market!

The day has finally come. A day that marks the beginning of my quest to Hokkaido, Japan. The seafood. My scheduled visit to Nijo Market left me excited and craving for what goodies there were to come. It has been a long time since I enjoyed sea urchin fresh from the shell or even […]

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Taste a little bit of history with Sapporo Beer and tuck in to lunch at Sapporo Station!

After a well-rested night and a sumptuous but simple breakfast at the Ibis Styles Sapporo Hotel, Brian and I set off for the Sapporo Beer Museum. It was an idyllic 10 minutes walk to the nearby Hosui-Susukino Station (豊水すすきの駅). Along the way, I caught the occasional glimpse of Sakura trees. It’s my first time seeing them and I do look forward to returning one day for a full bloom encounter.  […]

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Welcome to Sapporo City – The Heart of Hokkaido and the start of a Gourmet’s Adventure!

Finally, I’ve made it into Sapporo City. It has been a long an arduous journey, and not something that I expected. My red-eye international ANA flight from Singapore to Haneda Airport, Japan was anything but quiet. With at least two babies taking their turns to cry when everyone was trying to sleep, it simply […]

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Ibis Styles Sapporo Hotel – Great stays near Sapporo’s entertainment district!

Ibis Styles Sapporo is the Accor group’s latest hotel established in Sapporo. Opened in December 2014, the Ibis Styles Sapporo is one hotel worth the stay in Hokkaido’s capital with a decent location, spacious rooms and complimentary breakfast and wifi provided. Located near Nakajimakoen (Nakajima Park) and a 5-10 minutes walk to Sapporo’s Susukino street, the hotel is conveniently accessed to by a 80 minute limousine bus ride (1,030 JPY) from the New Chitose Airport.  […]

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GourmetEstorie Special: A Gastronomic Adventure to Japan!

Hello Everyone! Starting this week, discover the splendours of Japan as I make a 20 day trip around Hokkaido and travelling down via Shinkansen towards Tokyo! Japan is known by many Singaporeans as a Gourmet’s Paradise, and I hope to document my journey as I visit the various cities. Be with me on my […]

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Be Set Adrift With Modern Asian Lunch Delights from Chef David Myers at Marina Bay Sands

Be set Adrift with Chef David Myers’ take on Modern Asian cuisine at the Marina Bay Sands. Adrift aims to present a myriad of flavours that are inspired by Chef Myers’ travels throughout the world. It carries a menu that is refreshing and novel, underpinned with a distinct Japanese culinary influence that pepper every other dish. As a “colourful food culture mashup” that features flavours from both the East and the West, Adrift sets to take you on a wanderlust journey that is familiar and yet surprising.  […]

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