Alice in Wonderland Restaurant

Alice in Wonderland Cafe Tokyo

I finally visited an Alice in Wonderland restaurant! They have a bunch around Tokyo and they all have their own unique theme, but I went to the one in Ikebukuro first (Alice in an Old Castle).

Alice in Wonderland Cafe Tokyo

We walked down to the basement and stepped into a storybook.

Alice in Wonderland Cafe Tokyo

The waitress was walking around dressed like Alice in her blue dress. She was so in character too, talking to us about making friends with the Mad Hatter and shrinking and one spell or another over the menu.

Alice in Wonderland Cafe Tokyo

We had a nice table all to ourselves and sat in these small alcoves with big fancy curtains for some extra privacy.

Alice in Wonderland Cafe Tokyo

The restaurant had a cover charge, but it came with a starter of bread and pâté. Cheshire Cat-shaped pâté! You know you’re somewhere good when your starter already looks this good.

Alice in Wonderland Cafe Tokyo

The drinks all looked good and they had such elaborate names it was hard to choose (“The White Rabbit who Forgot about Time or Talking Flowers’ Milky Symphony? Wait what’s even in those”) so we took forever to order. I think I eventually got The White Rabbit who Forgot about Time.

Alice in Wonderland Cafe Tokyo

And then I had the white rabbit again for my main course, but as bacon and salmon cream spaghetti. This was actually good! Usually I don’t have high expectations for food in themed restaurants, but I guess you can’t go wrong with pasta.

Alice in Wonderland Cafe Tokyo

The Cheshire Cat was our dessertCheshire CatA very decorated berry parfait complete with a sugar heart and a crunchy biscuit tail at the back. There were a bunch of other desserts on the menu too, but we just had the cutest one.

But everything in that restaurant was cute, so we really enjoyed the whole dinner a lot. It’s not crazy expensive even though they put so much work into the details (but of course), so I think I could definitely try a few more Alice restaurants in other parts of Tokyokirakira

Penguin Buns

Panya no Pingouin

In the corner of a street in Sangenjaya, Tokyo, there’s a bakery whose owners like penguins so much they made them the face of their shopPenguin It works well on people like me who’d go all the way there just for these little custard-stuffed penguins.

Panya no Pingouin

In Japanese it’s Panya no Panguwan (ぱんやのパングワン), translated from La boulangerie pingouin. Basically, The Bakery Penguin haha. The bakery comes with a cafe too so you can sit inside and have a drink after buying some yummy bread.

Panya no Pingouin

This bakery has been around for over a hundred years—amazing, I know—so they have a lot of old school bread that they’ve kept around for a long time. Like these red bean donuts they’ve been making for 80 yearswow

Panya no Pingouin

And then there’s the Siberia, a red bean jelly sandwich kind of cake that’s old-fashioned but yummy and very geometrically attractive in my eyes.

Panya no Pingouin

There was a big variety of bread including a lot of animal ones! This basket was full of soft kitty paws filled with white chocolate and mochi and jamneko

Panya no Pingouin

And another basket of penguin cookies.

Panya no Pingouin

But the main attraction here is the penguin bun. There were three types on the counter that day, including a special series of blueberry penguins with tiny flowers on their head.

Panya no Pingouin

They really like penguins. Even in the tiniest corners there were random penguins peeking out from behind the bread.

Panya no Pingouin

In the end I got two penguins—the classic custard and a green tea one! They were really popular, because by the time I went to the bakery toward the evening almost all of them were sold out. So I scooped these two up quickhappy

Panya no Pingouin

The inside is so soft—mochi wedged between the bread and matcha. And the penguin’s eye is a delicious cookie, so that’s some extra information.

A cute bakery in a cute neighbourhood—Sangenjaya’s just a train down from Shibuya, so this is a good place to go for cute bread in Tokyo!

Hawaiian Pancake Factory

Long time no blog! Exams are over, vacation has started, and I just went on my first trip of the summer all within a week. And I’m getting ready to go back to Singapore tomorrow. Basically it’s all a bit of a rush. A mad rush!

Hawaiian Pancake Factory

But first, here are some pancakes I had at the Hawaiian Pancake Factory a while ago haha. Japan seems to really like everything from Hawaii, and especially now that it’s summer everyone’s in the mood for beaches and pancakes and acai bowls.

Hawaiian Pancake Factory

Even their window display is all about that Hawaii resort mood! They have a lot of tropical flavours and fruit juices, which generally sounds pretty good to me in this hot weather.

Hawaiian Pancake Factory

I had pancakes with yummy mangos and coconut shavingsgirl loveThere was no better combination. Plus they had coconut sauce on the side, so I poured those on too and had a total coconut fest on my plate. But the best part was the mangos, which came in big frozen chunks.

Hawaiian Pancake Factory

My friend had the pineapple one! I’d never seen pineapples with pancakes before, so that was fun to try. We both had very yellow/orange plates and it was all nice and summerykirakira

Hawaiian Pancake Factory is at the Mylord department store right at Shinjuku station, by the way!

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Excuse me for the short blog post todaycryLess than 10 hours till I need to be at the airport, and I’m still not done packing and sorting out thing. But tomorrow at this time I’m going to be in my own bed back home!

Beach Day at Kamakura

Yuigahama Beach, Kamakura

This was from the day I visited Yuigahama Beach! It’s in Kamakura, a seaside city just an hour away from Tokyo that’s a pretty famous tourist destination. If people aren’t visiting the dozens of shrines and temples then they’re probably sitting at the beach chilling in front of the ocean. (I was at the beach)

Yuigahama Beach, Kamakura

It was my first time spending the day at a beach in Japanlove girlAnd in the first place I’ve only ever gone a couple times even back home, so I had a lot of fun walking around in the sand and watching people jump into the sea.

I’d like to say it’s officially summer, but the weather is always changing its mind and I think it was 24℃ that day. About the temperature of a nicely air-conditioned room—perfect for the beach, because I much prefer being a little cold to sweating the whole day.

Yuigahama Beach, Kamakura

I had the hugest plate of curry rice for lunch on the beachnekoMy friends won over ¥5000 worth of food vouchers at this restaurant in a lucky draw so we basically had a feast. I’m not sure how financially viable it is for the owners to be so generous, but it’s great for all the hungry people at the beach. Would go back again (for free food)!

Yuigahama Beach, Kamakura

Salted butter and caramel ice cream! I’m adding this to my list of favourite things—eating dessert while looking at the sea. How poetic.

Yuigahama Beach, Kamakura

I’m sorry I’ve been slow with blog updates the past few weekscryBasically all my social media’s taken a backseat during finals, so I’m trying to get back into the swing of things while catching up on sleep (way too difficult to do both simultaneously).

Anyway, long story short: I need to go back to the beach again.

Animal donuts in Tokyo

Hello! I found more pictures of animal donuts in my camera folder that I hadn’t put on the blog so I thought the world needed to see how cute they are. Also because I’ve been marooned at home to study and haven’t gone out anywhere recently.

Floresta Nature Doughnuts

All these donuts were from Floresta Nature Doughnuts! They’re still coming out with new critters all the time, so there’s always a reason to trek over for a donut.

They did a collaboration with Rascal so these raccoon donuts were on sale for a limited time! That’s Rascal on the right, and I think that might be his girlfriend next to him (though I’m only assuming this because she’s pink).

Floresta Nature Doughnuts

They had a shiba inu donut too! Don’t you love those round little bushy eyebrows in the centre? They had a whole bunch of other animals on the counter but I’m partial to shiba inus sometimes so I picked this out of all of them. But I’ll eventually go back for more anywaysmile

July Conbini Favourites

I’m here again with another round of snacks from the convenience store!

Japan Conbini

Fuwa fuwa sando (literally fluffy sandwich) from Lawson, with a tiny Kumamon in the corner! Which is pretty much the only reason I bought this. I’m so weak. Maybe they figured out it would double their sales if they took an extra five minutes to photoshop Kumamon into the packaging.

Japan Conbini

But the taste was decent, so that’s okaygoodIt really did live up to its name too. It was so soft I dented it as soon as I touched it.

Japan Conbini

These Melonpan no Boushi (hat of melonpan) Biscuits were way more addictive than I expected them to be, and I didn’t even notice until I’d finished the whole pack. They’re like buttery mini melonpans that crumble nicely and sneakily make you eat them all at once because they’re bite-sized. One of the better snacks I’ve had so far! Also, they really do look like hats. Heehee.

Japan Conbini

There always has to be a Pocky! This time it’s a summer version—salted chocolate Pocky that tastes best right out of the fridgenekoThe little salt crystals actually make such a big difference from the usual Pocky. Or is that just me being manipulated by packaging again?

Japan Conbini

On the back there’s a little chart that shows you the musical tones you can make by biting different parts of the Pocky stick. It amused me for a minute, but then I gave up and ate my Pocky normally because I have no musical prowess and I didn’t think I was likely to discover it in a box of biscuit sticks.

Japan Conbini

Crunky came up with a new strawberry and cereal flavour and it’s ridiculously good because I love  cereal and this was full of it. Also it’s strawberry pink, and you know I like anything cutelove girlIt’s a thin bar too, so it’s easy to keep in your pocket till you want to eat it.

I foresee a lot of snacking this finals monthneko

Pancakes in Bed

Pancakes

I’m here with pictures of pancakes again. I had hotcake mix lying around at home, so one Saturday when I was alone at home with nothing to do and no one to eat with I just opened it and dumped it all into the mixing bowl. It turns out that pancake mix could actually feed a lot of peoplehurhurNo matter how much I poured into the pan they just wouldn’t stop multiplying.

Totoro Pancakes

I ended up with a whole stack, so I just played dress up and decorated most of them with whipped cream and a chocolate pen. This was the nicest (and most recognisable, I guess)kirakiraI realised I make a lot of Totoro-themed desserts. He’s just so easy to reproduce. (Also, is Totoro a he? I’m never sure if I’m using the right pronoun)

Lunch Plate

And then because I ate too many pancakes at breakfast I tried my best to pack in more nutrition at lunch. This is my homemade lunch plate of veggies, tamagoyaki and corn souphappyI skipped past the pancakes and sent a picture of this to my mom instead.

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It’s July, which means it’s finals monthcryBut it’s also almost summer vacation time! I’m surviving on the hope that soon I get to travel and go home for break. The heat has come to Tokyo and I’m not sure what to think about it…I’ve only ever been here during the cold seasons and this doesn’t feel like the Japan I know and love. Just kidding. Shaved ice! Yukata! Summer festivals! I want to do them all once I’m done with the semesterhappy


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