The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Food Park Central Marina

November 17, 2019 by David Herd | 0 comments

Food Park Central Marina

Food Park Central Marina

Food Park Central Marina is a great example of eating cheap in Thailand. Only 5 minutes walk from my condo & offers a huge variety of very good fresh food.

There are so many choices here

Food Park Central Marina Like most food courts you put money on a card & get your refund when you finish.

Duck is always popular

Food Park Central Marina The hanging ducks are a common sight in Thailand.

Fresh seafood is available

Food Park Central Marina So many choices & such little time. ๐Ÿ™‚

Food Park Central Marina

Food Park Central Marina Cooked food examples on display to tempt you.

Wonton soup

Food Park Central Marina A favourite of mine & only B70 or $3.40 AUD.

Lots of skewers

Food Park Central Marina The staff here are deaf, but you would never really know.

Barbecued skewers

Food Park Central Marina They also specialize in sausages.

Teriyaki chicken

Food Park Central Marina Absolutely delicious, as good as I have ever eaten, and only B15 each or $0.70 AUD.

Finish off with a Thai classic

Food Park Central Marina Magnificent Mango & Sticky Rice.

Thanks for visiting my Food Park Central Marina photo blog. For a selection of cheap places to eat just follow THIS LINK.

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Fat Coco Beach Club construction

November 13, 2019 by David Herd | 0 comments

Fat Coco Beach Club construction

Fat Coco Beach Club

Fat Coco Beach Club construction has been in progress for many months during 2019, many of the following photos have been taken from the 20th floor of Markland which overlooks the A-One Hotel. As you can see above it was just a normal swimming pool area.

Lets dig some holes they said…

Fat Coco Beach Club construction It will be an improvement they said. ๐Ÿ™‚

From ground level

Fat Coco Beach Club construction This was September 2019.

What a mess. ๐Ÿ™‚

Fat Coco Beach Club They work from very early in the morning until late at night.

September 12th, week 2.

Fat Coco Beach Club Still too early to get an idea of their plans.

Concrete roof

Fat Coco Beach Club construction First they made a frame then set the concrete on top.

Raised platform

Fat Coco Beach Club construction Adjacent to the footpath, perhaps if will provide privacy? Wh knows what they are planning.

It’s getting very confusing

Fat Coco Beach Club construction They have put dirt in the bottom of the pool, & those large white blocks are foam.

Foam being laid on top of the dirt.

Fat Coco Beach Club construction I have no idea why they are following this procedure. ๐Ÿ™‚

Chopping up the foam

Fat Coco Beach Club construction

 Hopefully I can find out about this method.

The bar I presume

Fat Coco Beach Club construction I’m betting the alcohol prices will be rather expensive. ๐Ÿ™‚

On her perch. ๐Ÿ™‚

Fat Coco Beach Club

Fat Coco Beach Club Work is finished & she is sitting four meters in the air checking her messages.

November 15 2019

Fat Coco Beach Club construction They work on this structure to after 10 pm at night.

Fat Coco Beach Club

Fat Coco Beach Club Paradise, I doubt, more like a noise factory. 

To be continued……

 

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My Long Winding Road

November 8, 2019 by David Herd | 0 comments

My Long Winding Road

David Herd Family History

My Long Winding Road has been a wonderful journey, born way back on July 7 1943, & grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney Australia. One of the great benefits to me with this photo blog, is I get to re-live all the fabulous experiences in my life, I’m certain that without photos as a reminder, I probably would forget 80% of what I have done in life.

I was the eldest of 5 boys with the most wonderful parents any child could wish for.

Rather than focus on the early years just follow THIS LINK for lots of old photos of all the family.

This post covers memories from the 60s & 70s, part 2 will be the 80s & 9os.

Please note this is not part of my travel blog, it is my online photo album.

My 21st birthday in 1964

David Herd Family HistoryWe celebrated a couple of months early as I was about to leave for England on the cruise ship Fairsea with my best friend Glen Beasley. Here is the story of THE CRUISE.

May 1964

My Long Winding Road

After 18 months of working 2 jobs, I just qualified as a toolmaker, plus I worked weekends for Don Talbert the Australian swimming coach, my friend Glenn Beasley and I prepared to leave on May 7th to sail to England on the Fairsea. Just before I left I took my young brothers the the barber and had them shorn. They loved the new haircuts but poor Mum almost fainted. ๐Ÿ™‚

A girlfriend from the 60s.

My Long Winding RoadVeronica Crocker lived at south Granville, in fact breaking up with her really motivated me to head overseas. I have been so lucky to have know so many GORGEOUS GIRLS.

My Long Winding Road

My Long Winding RoadHalfway to England we took in some very famous sights.

The White Lion Hotel in Cobham

My Long Winding RoadGlen & I worked as barmen for a few months, I think we drank as much as we served. ๐Ÿ™‚

7th Engineer on the La Marea

My Long Winding RoadAfter 12 months away I needed to earn some money to pay for my trip home. Spent a few months working on the ship, we took Volkswagens to America & bought back grain to Europe.

The Hydro Majestic at Medlow Bath around 1968.

My Long Winding RoadAdrian Yates, Ian Rich & Paul Webber. 

Moved to Melbourne in 1969

My Long Winding RoadLiving in Alma Rd St Kilda & working in Swanston St in the city. 

Sydney 1971

My Long Winding RoadMoved back to Sydney after 2 years in Melbourne, here I am with good friend Peter Lewis & one of his many girlfriends Marilyn.

Living in Adelaide 1973.

My Long Winding RoadThis shot was taken at a party I organised on the beach at Semaphore in 1973, at the home of Maria Martin. Lots of photos HERE.

The music in the 70s produced many of my all time favourite songs, here are 3 of those.

Piano man 1973

Hotel California 1977

Suttans of Swing 1978

Darwin airport 1972

My Long Winding RoadAnsett hosties & Arch Wilke (RIP) an ex north Adelaide Aussie rules player.

The following day

My Long Winding RoadManton dam south of Darwin.

Anzac Highway Plymton in Adelaide.

My Long Winding Road The cool dude on the right is Grahame Farquhar who was one of my regular drinking partners. I last saw him in 2014.

Melbourne Cup 1975

My Long Winding Road

Di Lett & the man in the black hat. ๐Ÿ™‚

Wood St North Melbourne

My Long Winding Road

I transferred from Adelaide to Melbourne with Sanyo, in 1973, lived there 2 years & met many new & interesting people, got engaged to a beautiful lady and narrowly escaped an attempt on my life. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was 1 year at Lexton Grove Windsor & 1 at North Melbourne.

I love this photo

My Long Winding RoadIt was 1975, I’m with Di Parkinson, her brother Phil, Wolf Wottke & Angie.

A little bit of erotica. ๐Ÿ™‚

My Long Winding RoadAs they say in the classics, two ladies called  Dianne are better than one. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Herd family in 1979

My Long Winding Road A rare photo of the five brothers together with our beautiful Mother.

Adelaide in 1975

My Long Winding Road Sadly as time goes by we lose some friends, that’s Hank Wottke between Angie & Parko, he passed away while living in Western Australia, RIP. Kneeling at the front is Trevor Beach, worked for City Ford in Sydney for a number of years, RIP old buddy.

Thanks for visiting my My Long Winding Road photo blog, PART TWO is coming soon

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Arnos Excellent Steaks Burgers

November 6, 2019 by David Herd | 0 comments

Arnos Excellent Steaks Burgers

Arnos Excellent Steaks BurgersArnos Excellent Steaks Burgers is located on the Tokyo floor of Terminal 21 in Pattaya. Enjoy good food & service & watch the world go by. You get a choice of fries, always far too many for me to handle. My friend Bill Perry said they were by far the best fries he has eaten in Pattaya.

Here is a great idea

Arnos Excellent Steaks Burgers A burger without a bun, perfect if you are not too hungry. This time I ordered the “Curley Fries” but there were still too many for me to eat.

The healthy choice

Arnos Excellent Steaks Burgers A burger with a side salad instead of fries. ๐Ÿ™‚

Lets not forget the steak lovers

Arnos Excellent Steaks Burgers This was a rib eye cooked to perfection. Part of the restaurant is a butcher shop where you choose the steak that appeals to you.

The butchery

Arnos Excellent Steaks Burgers Browse the large selection & make your choice.

Oysters from France

Arnos Excellent Steaks Burgers 90 Baht or $3 USD each.

Lamb chops

Arnos Excellent Steaks Burgers

How good do these look?

Arnos Excellent Steaks Burgers

  Arnos Excellent Steaks Burgers

Looks good enough to eat. ๐Ÿ™‚

My friends from Australia

Arnos Excellent Steaks Burgers Shane, Bill & Greg all thought Arnos was an excellent restaurant which serves great burgers & steak at a reasonable price. Growing up in Australia beef is part of our staple diet. I particularly like the burger without a bun for the times I’m not very hungry, preceded by some fresh oysters of course. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for visiting my Arnos Excellent Steaks Burgers photo blog, they have lots of outlets in Bangkok, check out their LOCATIONS HERE.

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Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya

November 3, 2019 by David Herd | 0 comments

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya is a very popular for seafood Chinese cuisine, open 24 hours and located in Pattaya Klang near the corner of Soi Buakhao.

Fairly basic decor

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya There is an air conditioned section in the far left hand corner of the restaurant.

Nothing flash except the prices

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya The food is very good but in my opinion it’s a little expensive, only by 20% or so. I ordered a duck with gravy & a small fried rice with crab meat for B300 or $14.40 AUD, I think B240 would be a fairer price.

Fried rice with crab meat

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya A rather small serve without much crab. ๐Ÿ™‚

Their famous duck

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya Very tasty indeed.

Daffy doesn’t approve. ๐Ÿ™‚

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya That’s despicable.

Food quality is very good

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya Better to go with a group & share more dishes.

Friends from Australia & 2 litres of wine.

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya Rossco & Bryce came to visit our friend Larry in hospital in 2016, RIP Larry.

The building is not too flash

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya Much nicer inside than out. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sorry about the reflection

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya However, you get the idea.

This is not a bomb site. ๐Ÿ™‚

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya Six of us ordered a little too much  food in 2013.

Friends from the Gold Coast in Australia

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya It was 2013 & everyone really enjoyed Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya. From the left is Nathan, Nick, David (me), a pretty Chang girl, Bob & Greg. Nathan Corbett was 11 times world champion in Muay Thai, he retired around 2014.

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya Similar to many restaurants in Pattaya the is a lot of staff, who like to chat among themselves. ๐Ÿ™‚

Location

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya TripAdvisor rating is #149 of 1,214 Restaurants in Pattaya, I think they are being a little generous.

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Margarita Island Venezuela

October 29, 2019 by David Herd | 0 comments

Margarita Island Venezuela

Margarita Island Venezuela

Margarita Island Venezuela & Caracas in 2001, digital cameras were very ordinary in those days so my apologies for the poor quality of the photos. 2001 was another frantic year for travel, two trips to Thailand & around the world via Spain, Venezuela & Los Angeles.

Caracas

Margarita Island Venezuela I wasn’t too impressed with Caracas, after a couple of days there I headed for Margarita Island. Above is the view from my hotel of the city & the surrounding mountains.

One of the best steaks I have ever eaten.

Margarita Island Venezuela It was Argentinian beef & I went back another night for a repeat. I was travelling with Lars Shitterer back when we were good friends, it’s now 2019 & I have been on his blacklist for the last 5 or 6 years. ๐Ÿ™‚

I had arranged to meet a couple of ladies 

Margarita Island Venezuela Through an internet dating site, they were very nice & a lot of fun.

Margarita Island

Margarita Island Venezuela Margarita Island is part of Venezuela, & lies in the Caribbean Sea 40 kilometers north of the mainland. Itโ€™s a very popular holiday destination.

View from our hotel

Margarita Island Venezuela  Porlamar is the favored haunt of holidaying Venezuelans and is full of glitzy shops, huge hotels and beach bars. 

We hired a car to check out the island

Margarita Island Venezuela  Most people live, or stay, on the eastern peninsula, home to the cities of Pampatar, Porlamar and La Asuncion.

Hotel Hesperia Isla Margarita

Margarita Island Venezuela A luxury hotel in the middle of nowhere. ๐Ÿ™‚ Use this link for a discounted room rate.

I was lucky enough to meet Astrid.

Margarita Island Venezuela

Nice lady with a great personality.

In those days I was smoking.

Margarita Island Venezuela It was about 2 years later in 2003 when I finally quit for good.

Two American girls

Margarita Island Venezuela A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. ๐Ÿ™‚

Margarita Island Venezuela

Margarita Island Venezuela I shouted one of the locals a coke. ๐Ÿ™‚

Farewell from Venezuela

Margarita Island Venezuela Thanks for visiting my Margarita Island Venezuela photo blog.

Paradise Gone Rack and Ruin

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Hamish Elton Oyster Man

October 24, 2019 by David Herd | 0 comments

Hamish Elton Oyster Man

Hamish Elton Oyster Man

Hamish Elton Oyster Man has earned this nickname for obvious reasons, he loves eating oysters from all over the world. Luckily for him he is in a company that regularly sends him to far away places, where he regularly indulges himself by dining on various families of salt-water bivalve molluscs, that live in marine or brackish habitats. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cafe des Amis

Hamish Elton Oyster Man Oysters are good in Australia, but all you get in restaurants is Australian Oysters … Sydney Rock, Tasmanian, Coffin Bay. In Thailand since there are local oysters but certainly not the quality as what you are seeing here. Although we are lucky here in Thailand as they get flown in from all over the world. A shipment just arrived from the US and Ireland at Cafe Des Amis, one of my favourite restaurants. So I had to test drive four of the five on offer!! Including the very large Market size (8-10cm) from Calm Cove in Washington State US. My favourite still the Majestic from Ireland (in the middle of the plate and shown next to the big one in the first photo).

Baron Point Oysters from Washington State

Hamish Elton Oyster Man Dinner at Comfort by Harlan. Barron Point Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from one of the South Puget Sound oyster appellations in Washington State. They are an inter-tidal beach cultivated oyster raised by the bag to beach method which combines two different oyster farming techniques. For many examples of oyster farming please check THIS LINK.

Kilpatrick at the Story Bridge Hotel Brisbane

Hamish Elton Oyster Man A change of pace from the fresh oysters natural.

Followed by oysters shooters

Hamish Elton Oyster Man Absolutely delicious.

Persone restaurant Brisbane

Hamish Elton Oyster Man Gambaros new restaurant in the W Hotel.

Port Office hotel Brisbane

Hamish Elton Oyster Man As “oyster man” often says, “too many oysters are never enough:. ๐Ÿ™‚

Port Office hotel Brisbane

Hamish Elton Oyster Man Oysters here are $36.90 a dozen which is a middle of the road price.

Hamish Elton Oyster Man

Hamish Elton Oyster Man What gave away the location? ๐Ÿ™‚

OK folks we are going out there.

Hamish Elton Oyster Man In fact we are going to sit in the water & eat dozens of wonderful oysters.

OK, lets shuck till we drop. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hamish Elton Oyster Man We are talking fresh here folks.

Now where talking….

Hamish Elton Oyster Man Is it any wonder they call me oyster man? Some more South Australian restaurants here.

A change of pace for dinner.

Hamish Elton Oyster Man Magnificent South Australian seafood.

Union Oyster House Boston October 2016

Hamish Elton Oyster Man Opened in 1826, & is among the oldest operating restaurants in the United States of America, and the oldest that has been continuously operating since being opened. It is located at 41โ€“43 Union Street, Boston, Massachusetts. The building was listed as a National Historic Landmark on May 27, 2003.

Hamish Elton Oyster Man is in Boston.

Hamish Elton Oyster Man At Union Oyster House rated by TripAdvisor #128 of 2,443 Restaurants in Boston.

December 5th 2016

Hamish Elton Oyster Man What better food could you ask for while sailing around Sydney harbour on a summers day?

November 2019 at Cafe des Amis

Hamish Elton Oyster Man TripAdvisor rating is #2 of 1,216 Restaurants in Pattaya.

I wonder if the FiveStarVagabond can match this oyster blog with his Shuck more oysters please. 

I expect David & Patrick will want you to check out El Mercado in Bangkok.

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Fusillo Italian food Pattaya

October 12, 2019 by David Herd

Fusillo Italian food Pattaya

Fusillo Italian food Pattaya

Fusillo Italian food Pattaya in Naklua Road near the corner of 18/1 Alley is certainly worth a visit. Very good food at a reasonable price, & a glass of Chianti will set you back B140 or $6.80 AUD.

Indoor or outdoor seating

Fusillo Italian food Pattaya

I can’t imaging why you would want to sit outside with the smokers. ๐Ÿ™‚

Fettuccine & mushrooms

Fusillo Italian food Pattaya Delicious & only B250 or $12 AUD.

TripAdvisor rating is #137 of 1,207 Restaurants in Pattaya

You gotta love Parma Ham

Fusillo Italian food Pattaya Plain or on a pizza, either way it’s great. ๐Ÿ™‚

Meet Bow Pattaya’s queen of selfies. ๐Ÿ™‚

Fusillo Italian food Pattaya Bow loves her food & eats more than I can. ๐Ÿ™‚

Fettuccine Al Pesto

Fusillo Italian food PattayaFor those of you who like to cook here is the RECIPE.

Spaghetti seafood

Fusillo Italian food PattayaWhat a fabulous looking dish, such a shame I not a fan of mussels, my apologies to Patrick from Belgium. ๐Ÿ™‚

Matt Harkness & Bow

Fusillo Italian food Pattaya I gotta tell you a funny story, Matt runs a factory near Rayong with a staff of around 70 people. Apart from his generous wage he receives a “hardship allowance” for living in Pattaya. What a classic. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ 

The selfie Queen

Fusillo Italian food Pattaya

It certainly would not be a hardship living with beautiful Bow. ๐Ÿ™‚

Pizza anyone?

Fusillo Italian food Pattaya As you can see they are all here.

That’s all for now folks

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Japan fabulous photos part two

October 8, 2019 by David Herd

Japan fabulous photos

Favourite photos Japan

Japan fabulous photos part two, I have travelled the length & breadth of this great country & taken thousands of photos. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

The sushi Seafood Market in Kanazawa, Omicho was a delight to visit, the noise, the atmosphere & the food. I enjoyed a terrific lunch with edible gold leaf sprinkled on my sashimi.

Deer wander the streets in Nara

Favourite photos Japan Nara is around 50 minutes by train from Osaka, there are around 1200 deer in the park & around the nearby streets. 

The drummers of Nagasaki

Favourite photos Japan

These high energy performers really put on a show.

More drummers in Kanazawa

Fabulous Japanese drummers

I was so lucky to be in the right place at the right time, I was walking through Kazue-machi, the old geisha district located along the river between Asanogawa Ohashi Bridge and Naka-no Hashi Bridge, when I heard these fabulous drums.  

My friend Kayo at the market.

Favourite photos Japan The Tsujiki fish market has now moved to another area.

Buying lunch at the market.

Favourite photos Japan The old marker was fabulous, I wonder how the new market will compare?

Intercontinental hotel

Favourite photos Japan Yokohama, much of the city was destroyed on September 1, 1923 by the Great Kantล earthquake. The Yokohama police reported casualties at 30,771 dead and 47,908 injured. Follow THIS LINK for more photos.

Beautiful Tokyo wedding

Favourite photos Japan Very stylish indeed, as many things are in Japan.

Remembering the horror of Hiroshima

Favourite photos JapanThe mass murder of thousands of innocent children in Hiroshima Nagasaki is for me the saddest part of this horrific event which we can only hope will never be repeated.

Everybody loves their photo being taken.

Favourite photos Japan This happy crowd was in Nagasaki. 

Fabulous oysters in Sendai.

Favourite photos Japan A nice city on the coast 2 hours by train north of Tokyo.

Osaka castle

Favourite photos Japan Every city seems to have a magnificent castle.

How gorgeous is this little princess?

Favourite photos Japan Certainly one of my favourite Japanese photos from Kanazawa.

Traditional dress in Kyoto

Favourite photos JapanThere are many shops all over Kyoto when you can hire the traditional dress.

The Golden Pavillion

Favourite photos Japan Kinkaku-ji, officially named Rokuon-ji, is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the most popular buildings in Japan, attracting many visitors annually.

Omotesando Tokyo The Cellar Grill

Favourite photos Japan A TripAdvisor rating of #5 of 85 Restaurants in Kitaaoyama.

At the Cellar Grill in 2015.

Favourite photos JapanAnother excellent dinner with my friend Hamish Elton.

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Favourite photos Japan part one

October 6, 2019 by David Herd

Favourite photos Japan

Favourite photos Japan

Favourite photos Japan, there are so many, I need to do two, maybe three posts. Such a fabulous country with a wonderful mix if old & new, or should I say ancient & modern. ๐Ÿ™‚ The beautiful garden above was in Kyoto.

Yokohama station

Favourite photos Japan There is a surprise around every corner in Japan. 

Tลdai-ji Nara

Favourite photos Japan

Originally founded in the year 738 CE, Todai-ji temple was not opened until the year 752, absolutely spectacular. 

Nara is 50 minutes by train from Osaka.

My favourite Tokyo restaurant.

Favourite photos Japan Sushizanmai is a well known restaurant chain, this branch is open 24 hours a day & was adjacent to the old Tsujiki fish market, without a doubt it’s my favourite restaurant in Tokyo. 

I really love this photograph.

Favourite photos JapanIn Kabukicho there is a small lane called “Piss Alley”, there are many tiny restaurants serving fabulous food. I have named this photo “Only the Lonely”.

Peace & serenity

Favourite photos Japan One of the many artists in Ohori Park in Fukuoka.

Kanazawa castle

Favourite photos Japan A huge fire in 1759 destroyed the whole castle then it was re-built in 1788. That year is also when 11 ships with 1,530 people onboard, 736 of them convicts, arrived in Botany Bay a few miles south of Sydney Harbour in Australia. This event is known to all us Aussies as โ€œthe first fleetโ€.

Nagasaki Peace Park 

Favourite photos JapanAwesome statue commemorating the atomic bombing of the city on August 9, 1945 during World War II.

Boat ride around Hikone castle

Favourite photos Japan Hikone Castle is a Japanese National Treasure, one of five in the whole country. It is regarded as one of Japanโ€™s most beautiful and historic castles.

Here I am with some Harajuku girls.

Favourite photos Japan Harajuku girls are famous ‘Fashion Aficionados’ or ‘Beauty stars of Japan’ which are known all over the world for their unique clothing style.

Coffee in Tokyo

Favourite photos Japan These coffees certainly have the “wow” factor. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Shibuya crossing

Favourite photos Japan I love to sit in Starbucks & watch the peak hour crowd swarm across this famous intersection.

Shabusen in Tokyo

Favourite photos Japan In the heart of the Ginza this terrific restaurant is a great place to enjoy Kobe beef. Go at lunch time when the special are cheaper. ๐Ÿ™‚ TripAdvisor rating is #45 of 8,342 Restaurants in Chuo.

Another look at the Shabu Shabu.

Favourite photos Japan I visit this great venue every time I’m in Tokyo.

Favourite photos Japan

Favourite photos Japan This is Dotombori in Osaka, there are so many restaurants & such little time. ๐Ÿ™‚

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