Winters can be (really, REALLY) long in Ottawa, so we try to break this up by heading over to Spa Nordik close-by in Chelsea, Quebec at least once a year to relax and recover. It is only a 30-minute drive away and it is as if we are in a different world. The Nordik Group… Continue reading An Oasis in Chelsea, Quebec: Nordik Spa-Nature
I woke up really excited because today is the day we are going to the Ghibli Museum. I watched quite a few Ghibli films growing up so I was very grateful that we were able to get tickets to the museum this time. Again, the ever-reliable Bear Woman helped us book tickets 3 months in… Continue reading Japan 2.0: Day 9 (Tokyo)
Thanks for all your support, everyone! It’s been a successful holiday hoodies campaign. All proceeds have been donated to Food Banks Canada! Together, we've made a difference!
You might have read my previous post re: Art-Is-In Bakery having the best sandwiches in Ottawa and as an update, it still holds true. I have often felt that it was a shame that they were only open during the day for brunch/lunch (when most people have work) and they tend to be very busy… Continue reading Art-Is-In Pizza Night!
We were craving ramen again and we really wanted to try Ichiran Ramen this trip, so we figured that having this first thing in the morning was a good idea. There is usually a long line for this famous chain, by going first thing in the morning, we were able to get seats for the 4 of us quite easily. Ordering was simple, you can order your ramen at the vending machine and then bring your tickets to your assigned cubicle. This is a meal for one, so expect to focus on your food instead of socializing with others. ...Continue reading
It was nice to be able to finally sleep in a little today. We decided to eat our Osaka specialties we fought very hard to acquire yesterday (the 551 Horai nikuman and the Uncle Rikuro cheesecake) for breakfast. It was unbelievable! ...Continue reading
A good day begins with a good breakfast, and we did not have to go very far, as breakfast is served at the ryokan. We headed upstairs to the banquet hall to be greeted with a table full of food once again. It was a traditional Japanese breakfast with its staple miso soup, rice, a raw egg, nori (seaweed) and fish. There are also various pickles and sides, a fish cake patty, a western-style salad and a pillowy tamago. Don’t forget the simple boiled tofu in the nabe. For drinks, we were served both a baby glass of milk as well as some green tea. It was a nice way to start the day, making me wish that all my days started with such a wholesome breakfast. ...Continue reading
It was a rainy day in Kyoto. We braved the rain, dragged our bags, and headed over to the car rental office to pick up our Subaru for the next leg of our trip. The plan was to head over to Kinosaki, but not before stopping by Amanohashidate on the way. ...Continue reading
We were on a mission to try to beat the rush at Fushimi Inari, one of the most iconic tourist sights in Kyoto, so we quickly grabbed some breakfast at a convenience store in Kyoto Station. I had their tuna and egg sandwich which was simple and lovely especially encased in the fluffy cloud-like white bread. Aaron had the udon which was not bad for a convenience store udon. Then we shared the tuna mayo onigiri which is always a good go-to item. Really wishing that we have all these types of food items in Canadian convenience stores as well! ...Continue reading
As we near the holiday season, we are reminded to be grateful to have the opportunity to eat delicious food and blog about it. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have food on their tables everyday. So, please, take a look at these hoodies and if it fits your style and budget, feel free to… Continue reading Merch News: Bowsing Nom Noms Holiday Campaign