A Tokyo and Hong Kong Adventure

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 1 No tags Permalink 3

15848565493_b9c86e2d70_cHighlights from a quick adventure, thanks to a very sweet friend. First stop, Tokyo ^-^

16468648585_1b93ef4990_cBreakfast is my favorite part about traveling. Remember the Japanese breakfast at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo?

16280895468_3ba07992ca_cThey also do perfect omelets with extra crisp bacon. But we made this trip for…

16466872031_bf3bc9fc73_c (1)…Noma pop-up! Let’s start from the beginning with…

16442633536_f57d627dbe_c…langoustines and ants.

16466893561_de7a920986_cCitrus and Okinawa chili peppers.

16442631786_f847458be9_cShaved ankimo…

15846119274_6c061e8a4f_c…followed by cuttlefish noodles with…

16468626855_d304cb5eac_c…rose petal dashi.

16280935698_343ffbe04f_cÆbleskivers…

16280934858_fce53bb2cc_c…and a wedge of uni pie.

15846116434_0b7862daa7_cTofu and shaved walnuts…

15848555373_92e415fae4_c…and scallops.

16466887571_f56c31535e_cSquash and ume…

16281201160_f4e99f180f_c…and fermented black garlic leather…

15848553143_8ba19f10aa_cLotus…

15846112694_b8a9e62a1f_c…and aged wild duck.

16442622216_262423e095_cAll the duck.

15848550863_4ed1e6a596_cRoasted turnips.

16442617996_ea29b67b94_cRice paper and ice cream…

15846105364_89f1b1d52b_c…sweet potatoes with a wild kiwi dipping sauce…

16442612626_2ff60bd907_c…and cepes and chocolate.

16442615596_66d0993708_cHimalayan black tea.

kkIt was a very good meal ^-^

16468646275_344b455848_cA stroll to Maisen for katsu…

16280960508_bbfa9be915_c…then Hatanaka for tempura…

16280904528_e3110a3989_c…and Birdland for yakitori…

15848527423_aaf144213d_c…and this excellent dish of fresh tofu with olive oil, salt and pepper.

16466907581_c72d905c49_cA stop at Omotesando Koffee for that baked custard…

16466907101_21b7573d9d_c…and Streamer Coffee Company for the Military Latte (matcha, white chocolate, and espresso).

16281220310_b922da795d_cHigashiya! So curious in here (wish the lighting was better though heheh).

15846129864_6ece5f034b_cPersimmon tisane…

16282396449_8a78db3436_c…and the most amazing warabi mochi (my favorite type of mochi!) Still warm, wobbly. Served in a bowl of kinako. Black sugar syrup on the side.

16466844231_ccc2de53d5_cA visit to Hakuza which was conveniently located across the street from the hotel. This is where we got the matcha gold back in November. A more detailed post coming soon.

15848563123_2c449ea62a_cNights at Code Name…

16442591556_0dc61100b0_c…and the bar of Mandarin Oriental Tokyo.

kNext stop, Hong Kong…

16282420869_20f16e3f86_c…for killer bowls of wonton mein…

15848673793_003ee0a654_c…followed by nai cha and dan tat. Heaven!

16281052508_1ae7381b4d_cOolongs at Lock Cha…

16442742916_67c113dbf5_c..and soft-serve from Via Tokyo. Milk tea soft-serve on the left, and a matcha-vanilla twist on the right! Been awhile since my last visit!

16282496689_8a94054637_cIn-room tea at Four Seasons Hong Kong…

16466994371_7d334fdfe8_c…a stop at Alice Wild inside PMQ. One scoop tofu ice cream with red sugar and osmanthus.

16467772402_1e1d0d3b24_cA tea pairing lunch at Lung King Heen…

15848637013_c871523453_c…and tea cocktails at Blue Bar.

16466942021_18b47f5ec7_cIndividually plated xiao long baos at Spring Moon…

15848610653_209cfcfcfa_c…served alongside a stunning tea collection.

16467752102_98b6ed7d17_cBreakfast for one at Amber!

16466965441_938471fed1_cA warm welcome at Landmark Mandarin Oriental…

16282785837_1e511e892d_c…followed by an afternoon tea collaboration with Anya Hindmarch. And then? Back to NYC ^-^

1 Comment
  • Olivia
    February 12, 2015

    Omg Kathy I’m drooling at work right now. It all looks so delicious! When you said langoustine with ants, do you mean real ants though…?

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