feedthetang Kids are hard to understand these days. 18h

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feedthetang Eating in tonight. Stir fried Kagoshima black pork with chives and eringi mushroom, pan fried wagyu and enoki mushroom roll, steamed broccoli with sesame dressing, shredded cabbage salad and udon. 19h

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feedthetang とんかつTonkatsu 23h

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feedthetang Daily fuel at this little coffee shop near our apartment 1d

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feedthetang Shinjuku vibe before the drinking hours begin 1d

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feedthetang So grateful the weather has been so nice since we arrived nearly a week ago. 1d

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feedthetang We ordered one set lunch and some items from the a la carte menu including this grilled duck with ponzu sauce. 2d

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feedthetang If you are planning to go to the Totoro choux bun place I posted yesterday, it's best to combine a visit to Shimokitazawa 下北沢 (lots of small independent shops and cafes). We got off at the Setagaya Daita station for the cream puffs and then walked to Shimokitazawa from there. We did a little detour to stop for lunch at a traditional soba restaurant, which has a pretty good rating on Tabelog (Japanese restaurant review site). I ordered the set lunch (3000yen) which came with 3 small dishes as a starter, a portion of tempura, any soba from the a la carte and dessert. Three small plates: lightly steamed greens, fresh tofu and chicken with miso sauce. 2d

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feedthetang No no no no nooooooooo! (Click to hear baby L's 'commentary') 3d

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feedthetang So this happened earlier today. We had Totoro shaped choux buns filled with chocolate/strawberry pastry cream! Thanks @meemalee for discovering this place 3d

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feedthetang Stocked up on various tea (corn, grapefruit and lemongrass) and cooking sauces in Muji. Also got some new clothes for the little one. Visitors get 5% off if you show your passport at check out. There is also a play area for small children to stretch their legs in the Yurakucho branch. Why don't we have that in London?! 4d

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feedthetang Also bought way more deep fried things than we could possibly eat from the food hall. Mentaiko croquettes anyone? 4d

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feedthetang I think the Daimaru (a department store) in Tokyo station has the most fascinating food hall in the world. It spreads over two floors with an impressive collection of fresh/cooked food, wagashi and western styled Japanese cakes. I couldn't take a snap as there were too many people queuing at every single counter. Not everything was cheap but we got these big sweet prawns for sashimi for 680yen (less than £1 each). A steal. 4d

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feedthetang As if I needed to be convinced to buy this curry bun. Breakfast tomorrow sorted 4d

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feedthetang 本マグロたい焼きTuna shaped taiyaki filled with Hokkaido red bean paste. Scoffed it down after having a sushi feast in the Tsukiji 'outside' market. Walked all the way to Tokyo station afterwards, just in time to regain some space for the Daimaru foodhall. I had a pretty wonderful (eating) day. 4d

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feedthetang I think she likes Japan. 5d

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feedthetang Spicy yuzu shoyu ramen. I went for the 'heavy' chicken oil option. To my surprise, the broth didn't taste oily at all. The yuzu really came through but didn't overpower. I'm a big fan of rich Tonkotsu broth but this might have become my new favourite. 5d

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feedthetang Squeezed through this with a buggy to get to the 100yen shop. 6d

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