SobaKoh: Hot Soba and Anago Tempura

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 3comments No tags Permalink 0

While I usually love rainy days (lights off, candles on, working in bed with a pot of tea on the nightstand), today was one of those days where I just couldn’t focus.

I moped around for a bit, and then deciding that wasn’t going to help, I put on a cloche and jacket and walked to pickles on the side. A cup of hojicha tea.

Just an easy hour of peace and now I’m back at the desk. Energized, yes.

(Let’s see how long this lasts ;)

Till then, I am most excited about new projects on the horizon, a trip to Mexico City (first time!) next week, and then Paris and the South of France in July.

3 Comments
  • anonymous
    June 12, 2012

    I haven't been back for a long time…Which would you prefer, Sobaya or Soba Koh? :)

  • Kathy YL Chan
    June 12, 2012

    Kim – SobaKoh by far!! :)

  • anonymous
    June 14, 2012

    Hi Kathy,Wow, youre going to all of my favorite places in the next few weeks (minus Buenos Aires, Berlin, and Venice). I went to Mexico City last January for vacation for the first time in years and I had a great time. Its such a shame there are so many safety issues (speaking of which, I felt really safe until the second to last night when I went out with friends of a friend and they had body guards). That was a bit of a wake up call. Also, the guards with machine guns at the Polanco mall are a bit disturbing. I think you will be fine though. One thing that I would recommend is getting a taxi for the day to take you around and in general, make sure you only take taxis that are called for (whenever I would walk around with my friend, when we were done, we would go into the nearest nice hotel and have them call for us or hire one of their waiting taxis). We would also ask bar/restaurant staff to call us taxis from wherever we were at night and they were always helpful. Oh, and FYI there is the WORST traffic in Mexico City during the day. I felt like we wasted an hour a day just sitting in traffic, but we spent so much time walking around that sometimes it was nice to have a break.Im not sure how much of your trip is planned, but here are some quick recs:Places to Eat:San Angel Inn (Restaurant and hotel) I had the best meal of the trip here in the most gorgeous setting. I highly, highly, highly recommend it. Also very close to Frida and Diegos joint studios.Casino Espanol (restaurant) this was an old fashion Spanish restaurant in a STUNNING building. I dont remember what I ate there, which doesnt speak all that highly of the food, but I remember it was good and the building alone was worth checking out.Bar on the Roof of Condesa DF Hotel very very modern boutique hotel with stunning views from the rooftop bar.Pastelera Ideal (bakery) I actually didnt get anything to eat here b/c it was a holiday and there was a huge line, but I saw the very fun/over the top wedding cakes on the second floor and I wish I had bought something.Activities:Casa Azul = Frida Kahlos house is a MUST SEE activity! Leon Troskys house a couple blocks away is also very interesting, even if youre not a commiehehe.Chapultepec Castle – beautiful former presidents palace in a park. Romeo and Juliette was filmed here!The National Anthropology Museum – very interesting/well done anthro museum.These were just my favorite things. Feel free to email me if you want more recs. I stayed in Polonco, which is a lot like the UES, but I really enjoyed walking around Condesa, which is a more boho. I hope you have a fabulous trip. Bon Voyage!

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