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#Restaurants

TSUTA: The First Michelin Star Ramen that totally deserves it.

Read first: TSUTA RAMEN MANILA: Is it better than Ramen Nagi or Ippudo?  https://awesm.pl/tsutaramenmanila

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Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodles was the first Ramen Restaurant to ever win a Michelin Star in 2015.  

Master Chef and Owner Onishi Yuki opened Tsuta in Sugamo, Tokyo back in January 2012 to rave reviews, having won multiple awards and praises from ramen lovers across Japan. In 2015, it was awarded a prestigious Michelin Star, the first for a ramen restaurant at the time. 

Tsuta is known for its clear broth ramen, which is much lighter and clean-tasting on the palate than the more popular Tonkotsu-style–a rich and almost thick style of pork broth.  

Its success comes from Chef Onishi's dedication to quality and consistency, and his willingness to break with tradition by utilizing western ingredients such as black truffle and olives. The combination has proven successful, and ramen lovers from all over have shown their appreciation of it.    

TSUTA JAPANESE SOBA NOODLES
Tang Lung St, 18號V Point 地下 2 號 舖
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Open: 11:30am–8pm Daily
Telephone: +852 3188 2639

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Boracay Island

HENANN PRIME Boracay Resort in Station 1, White Beach! (Photo Essay)

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Henann Prime Beach Resort is a world-class resort located in Boracay's famous upscale Station 1. 

The beachfront resort gives guests access to the famed white sand beaches that have constantly won Boracay the title of the world's best island. It's perfect for families and friends who want to experience Boracay from the more laid back atmosphere of station 1.  

Henann Prime continues the brand's tradition of excellence and first class service. It's competitive room rates make it a great place to stay for your next trip to Boracay Island. 

Henann Prime Beach Resort
Station 1, Malay, Aklan, Boracay Island 
Telephone: +63 (36) 288-9200 to 03 
Manila Office: +632 247-0000 to 02 
Email: [email protected][email protected]
Facebook: @henannprimebeach
Instagram: henannprimebeach
Website: www.henann.com/henannprimebeach/

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#Philippines, Dumaguete

THE GOATARY: Dumaguete’s World Class Sustainable Goat Dairy Farm!

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The Goatary is an artisan cheese manufacturer located in Talay, South Dumaguete Philippines that produces some of the best goats cheeses and goat dairy products in SE Asia.    

Great lengths are taken to ensure that each goat is as healthy and happy as possible. Combined with a meticulous record keeping process and regular health evaluations, The goats at The Goatary produce world-class dairy products that are sought after by buyers from around the region. 

What sets the Goatary apart from other dairy goat farms, is their strict adherence to sustainability and organic practices.  A lot of planning and care go into       

From goats milk to artisan flavored cheeses, The Goatary is a fascinating place and a game changer for dairy production in the Philippines.   

THE GOATARY ARTISAN CHEESES 
Talay, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Telephone: +63 917 632 6148
Email[email protected]
Website: www.goatary.com

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#Philippines, Dumaguete

LUMAGO DESIGNS: Literally, From Trash To Beautiful Jewelry!

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Lumago Designs is a sustainable, eco-friendly, social enterprise, that is dedicated to improving the livelihood of women from Candau-ay, a large Barangay located on the outskirts of Dumaguete City and home to a large scavenger community.     

Lumago Designs blossomed out of the Dumaguete City dumpsite shortly after Typhoon Sendong had devastated the community in 2011. Today, Lumago employs mothers from the Candau-ay community and trains them in the design and manufacturing of beautifully handcrafted jewelry that is locally-sourced with repurposed materials from the dumpsite.     
 

 

The pieces are artfully handcrafted by the women, and express the bold and colorful personalities of Negros Island. Combining their island roots with contemporary style, the accessories convey a fashion-forward feel, while simultaneously transporting you to a sun-drenched strand of sandy bliss, wherever you may be in the world!

 

LUMAGO DESIGNS
6251 Valencia, Brgy Candau-ay. Dumaguete City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Phone: 0+63 927 664 5072
Web: www.lumagodesigns.com 
Facebook: @lumagodesigns 

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#Travel, Japan

Tokyo Helicopter Night Cruise (Photo Essay)

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The Tokyo Helicopter cruise is a fun and exciting way to see the beautiful city of Tokyo!

The 15minute ride takes you 600 meters high above the skyline, where you can enjoy the cites beautiful landmarks like Mt Fuji fading away in the background, or the famed Tokyo Sky Tree that darts from the ground like a neo-futuristic beacon made of steel and shimmering lights. 
  

Tokyo Helicopter Cruise: EXCEL AIR SERVICE INC.
14 Chidori, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture 279-0032,  Japan
Operating Hours: Open every day except Thursdays 
Telephone: +81 47-380-5555  
Website: excel-air.com   

Daily Flight Schedules:
Day-Flight 4 pm-4:15 pm
Night-Flight 7:45 pm – 8 pm

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#Travel, Japan

ROBOT RESTAURANT: An Exciting Modern-Day Kabuki Experience in Tokyo!

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Robot Restaurant is a modern-day cabaret show that has become one of Japans top tourist attractions

The live entertainment is a crazy combination of eastern and western pop culture, modern dance, light-shows, Japanese mecha, and live anime! The only way to truly describe Robot Restaurant is that, it is a type of modern-day Kabuki.  

The 90-minute spectacle is divided into four acts that feature an array of friendly and heroic creatures who have to fend off an invasion by the Evil Robot Empire or something — to be quite honest we weren't really sure what was going on, but we loved every minute of it!  

However, visitors shouldn't expect a typical dining experience, as it's more about the show than food. While meals are available for an extra charge, you can also buy refreshments and snacks between each act. 

If you ever find yourself in Tokyo and have a few minutes to spare, with a few bucks to spend, Robot Restaurant should be on your to-do list when visiting Tokyo.  It is something that is purely Japanese and something you can only see in Japan. 

(Tip: Eat before you watch the show, so you can focus on the amazing performances and animatronics.) 


ROBOT RESTAURANT
160-0021  1-7-1 Kabukicho Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Hours:
3:30pm—11:30pm Daily
Phone:
+81 3-3200-5500 
Web: www.shinjuku-robot.com

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#Travel

Kyoto Gionya Kimono Experience! (Photo Essay)

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The Kyoto Gionya Kimono Experience is a unique way for tourists to immerse themselves in Japanese culture and traditions that are still practiced to this day.

What better way to remember Kyoto than visiting one of many historical sites in a Japanese style Kimono? This unique experience is one of a kind and a must for any tourists who love culture and picture taking.   

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#Travel

OSAKA AMAZING PASS: 7 Awesome Osaka Destinations in 2 Days!

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Osaka is home to over 30 plus attractions, making it a prime destination for tourists visiting Japan. 

From ancient shrines to streets lined with LED billboards, Osaka is a place with one foot in the past and the other in the future. 

One of the best ways to experience everything Osaka has to offer is with the Osaka Amazing Pass. It was our all-access ticket to some of the most wondrous and magnificent places in the whole of Japan.  

 

Osaka Prefecture is one of the main prefectures in the Kansai Region of Japan (the other prefectures being Kyoto and Kobe). Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world with 19 million people calling it home.   

Osaka has historically been a major component to the development of Japan as a nation. It was the center of the rice trade during the Edo Period earning it its nickname, "The Country's Kitchen". 

Today, Osaka is one of Japan's major tourist destinations and is home to a vibrant night life as well as a being a hub for some of the best restaurants in the country. In fact, many Japanese will attest to the food in Osaka being among the best in all of Japan.  

Travelers to Osaka may appreciate its more laid back atmosphere compared to the faster pace of Tokyo, and with a booming tourist industry and a healthy economy, you'll find plenty of things to do and see. 

Osaka Prefecture
Kansai Region, Japan  

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#Philippines

MASALA MOE’S: Craving for Authentic Indian Food in Boracay?

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Masala Moes is an authentic Indian Restuarant that specializes in Indian heritage foods and Mediterranean cuisines.  

Having recently opened its doors at City Mall Annex in Boracay, the humble establishment has been making waves on the island for good food and great service. 

 

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Owner Moe Chulani brings his love and passion for the food he grew up eating. 

Moe's uses the recipes handed down through his family for generations. And by importing spices from India, and sourcing produce locally, the food at Masala Moe's is fresh and authentic.  

Each dish is bold in spice and flavors, and anyone who has a love for Indian Cuisine will feel right at home here. 
 
Masala Moe's Indian & Mediterranean Heritage Restaurant
GF Annex, City Mall Boracay, Diniwid Crossing
Boracay Philippines
Open Daily 11am – 10pm 
Telephone:+63 995 946 0031 / +63 921 7531963
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @masalamoesboracay
Instagram: @masalamoes
Masala Moe's Menu

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#Travel

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN: Guide to an Awesome USJ Experience!

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Brave the halls of Hogwarts and come face with the vile dementors of Azkaban at The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter, get lost in Minion Park and explore the world of Despicable Me through the eyes of the Minions, help Spiderman defeat his Rogue's Gallery as you swing from the New York skyline, or race through the Jurassic skies and take flight with a pterodactyl on the world's longest "flying" roller coaster. Some of the many adventures you can experience at Universal Studios Japan!  The award-winning Theme Park has around 30 attractions, rides, and shows at any given time and is one of Asia's top destinations for tourists.  

If you find yourself in Osaka, Japan and want to relive your childhood or see some of your favorite Hollywood characters come to life, Universal Studios Japan should definitely be on your to do list!  
 

One of four Universal Studios Theme Parks, Universal Studios Japan (USJ) hosts over 10 million guests per year and is ranked 5th amongst the top 25 theme parks in the world.  

USJ is divided into 10 areas each with its own themes and attractions and covers a land mass of 54 hectares (108 acres). 

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter opened its gates in 2014 and is USJ's strongest attraction, drawing in visitors from all over Asia who want to explore the magical world of wizards and witches.   

The parks newest and latest attraction, Minion Park, is themed after the successful Despicable Me series and has become another major attraction especially popular with locals and younger children.   

*Navigating USJ is easy, and in case you get lost, there are maps and legends scattered about the park.
 

Universal Studios Japan 
2 Chome-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana Ward, Osaka,
Osaka Prefecture 554-0031, Japan
Business Hours: 8:30 am – 9 pm daily (Times may vary depending on Holidays and/ weather)  
Telephone+81 570-200-606 / 06-6465-4005 
Tickets & Bookings: http://www.usj.co.jp/ticket/
Facebook: @universalstudiosjapan
Websitehttp://www.usj.co.jp/

 


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