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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Fukushima Prefecture & Things To Do

From SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป earlier blogging about the 4 sessions of Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Tohoku region in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

Again, she really enjoyed this 5th session @ 26 Jan & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Fukushima Prefecture ็ฆๅณถ็œŒ, the 3rd largest perfecture in Japan

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Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต by Ms Farah. Japan international border remains suspended. self quarantine period for cross border travellers has shortened to 10 days. More updated Japan travel details via ๐ŸŒ https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & ๐ŸŒ https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html

Ms Farah has also shared about some typical Japanese-style breakfast ie. Washoku, a traditional Japanese cuisine which being recognised as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of its diverse & fresh ingredients, exceptionally well-balanced & healthy to convey the beauty of nature & changing seasons. The common composition of Washoku including rice (Carbohydrate, either plain steamed white, brown/ genmai or mixed rice – seasoned with soy sauce/ dashi/ seasonal ingredients) + 1 soup (Hydration, miso soup – made from fermented soybean paste & a dashi broth with chopped green onion, wakame seaweed & tofu) + 3 dishes (Protein – grilled fish/ rolled eggs, minerals, vitamin & fibre – “Kobaci”, assorted vegetables prepared in different ways) . Ms Farah also honorable mentioned the Natto & TKG – Tamago-kake Gohan. As a typical love to eat foodie, she wants to taste the Kitakata Ramen as recommended by Ms Farah. It served in a refreshing soy sauce soup, consisting of thick noodles with slices of pork, bamboo shoots & spring onions

Sharing from Ms Abe ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ from Fukushima Tourism Department about 3 major regions of Fukushima ie. Aizu, Nakadori & Hamadori. It’s 90mins train journey from Tokyo. She has shared some famous destinations to visit by each season in Fukushima. The highly acclaimed Fukushima Peach is in Summer season, must enjoy the refreshing tasty Peach Parfait. Also Ms Abe has recommended some unique experiences ie. cycling around to appreciating the beautiful scenery of autumn leaves, winter sports to enjoy at Alts Snow Park & Resort & Higashiyama Onsen, drift taxi, ramen tasting, Samurai performance, Akabeko painting & etc.

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Next, sharing from Ms Tan from JNTO about 6D5N Southern Tohoku Tour suggestion by flying in/ out through Tokyo in autumn season by car/ bus

  1. Fly in ๐Ÿ›ฌ, free & easy in Tokyo. Must taste the Tsukishima Monjayaki pancakes ๐Ÿฅž
  2. To Lake Inawashiro Akabeko (Its legend story & lucky ๐Ÿ€ charm) / Aizu candle ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ making experience Tadami River Bridge viewpoint Hotel ๐Ÿจ: Aizu Ashinomaki Onzen โ™จ๏ธ to experience Demon Slayer scene alike ryokan
  3. To Kitakata City for Kitakata Ramen ๐Ÿœ, brewery tour & sake๐Ÿถ tasting Uesugi Hakushakutei Hotel ๐Ÿจ: Ginzan Onsen to experience spirited away scene alike onsen street & former official royal ๐Ÿ‘‘ family accommodation
  4. To Naruko Gorge Matsushima islands ๐Ÿ—พ Ichiban-cho to experience local gourmet grab & go Hotel stay at Sendai city to experience the Sendai Pageant of Starlight
  5. Shopping ๐Ÿ›๏ธ trip at Sendai-Izumi premium outlets Zao Fox Village Adachigahara Furusatomura Hotel ๐Ÿจ stay at Koriyama city to get in touch with the rural life of Japan
  6. Kawagoe city street strolling for time travel to the past & last mins shopping ๐Ÿ›๏ธ before flying out ๐Ÿ›ซ to Tokyo/ back home

More Japan travel planning via ๐ŸŒ https://www.tohokukanko.jp/en/itineraries/index.html & ๐ŸŒ https://www.japan.travel/en/my/beauty-of-hokkaido-tohoku/

Lastly, live sharing by a Malaysian student, Ms Admirah about her favourite shine muscat grape, powdery snow in winter โ„๏ธ Ohh ya…She reminded all visitors must bring a good camera to capture the beautiful scenery etc. when travelling to Japan

Things To Do @ Fukushima Prefecture

SiennyLovesDrawing loves train ride, so definitely she will enjoy a scenic railway ride on the Oku-Aizu Railway (Tadami Line) which offering fantastic views of the striking natural scenery ๐Ÿšžโœจ, especially during autumn & winter seasons

Aizu region with historical sites eg. Tsuruga Castle & Nakadori, with mountainous natural landscapes ๐Ÿ”๏ธ, orchards & hot springs โ™จ๏ธ, both have basin areas that remain warm in winter & mountainous areas with cool summers & snowy winters

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Mugenkyo-no-Watashi River Crossing on the Tadami River via Japanese boat trip around 15mins per way & run between Hayato Onsen pier & the Mifuke area. This was named after the truly wondrous scenery created by the river mist in the mornings & evenings of summer

Tsuruga Castle ้ถดใƒถๅŸŽ ๐Ÿฏ was known for its strong defense, enduring for an entire month under the enemy’s attack during the 1868 war. It’s said to be the only castle in Japan that still has the same red-tiled roof from the time before it was demolished. At top floor, it offers a view of Mt. Bandai & Iimori Hill, also the townscape of Aizu. Ms Abe has recommended this castle as must visit during spring & autumn season

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป also read about this unique Buddhist temple built in 1796 named Sazaedo Temple ่žบๆ—‹ๅ ‚ โ›ฉ๏ธ (Aizu Sazae-do, officially named Entsusansou-do). It’s still standing strong now after about 220 years, this 3-story temple solely made of wood, looks like a spiral staircase shaped with its ingenious double-helix slope (It allows visitors to ascend & descend the temple structure without meeting those moving in the opposite direction) that makes it in National Important Cultural Property listing in 1995 & also was showcased in Michelin Green Guide in 2018. Visitors will observe a discontinued practice by local Japanese from the plastered family placards of visitors who completed pilgrimages to the temple & gave donations on the roof & walls of this temple. She would definitely visiting it when she is at Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima. More info via ๐ŸŒ http://sazaedo.jp/

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Hanamiyama Park ๐Ÿž๏ธ sets on the slopes of the hills to offers a plethora of cherry trees with many different hues of pink. Must enjoy the walking trails & exploring the recommended picture-taking spots during the sakura season, middle of April in Fukushima

Miharu Takizakura ไธ‰ๆ˜ฅๆปๆกœ is ranked among the Japan’s “3 greatest cherry trees ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ฎ” ~ The Takizakura literally means “waterfall cherry tree” is 1 of the most popular single cherry trees in Japan. The wonderfully shaped weeping cherry tree in the hills of Miharu Town is said to be over 1000 years old

Bandai-Azuma Skyline (Nakadori) is 1 of selected Japanโ€™s top 100 roads, a scenic driving ๐Ÿš— route stretches 28.7km to meandering through the Azuma mountain range, between Takayu Onsen & Tsuchiyu Toge Pass. The highlight of the drive is the Fudosawa Bridge ๐ŸŒ‰ spanning over the Tsubakuro Valley, the view from the bridge is spectacular as if you’re floating in the sky

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Tatsusawa Fudotaki Recreation Forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ in the Tatsusawa Hot Spring village, a great place for an outdoor adventure in this rural setting ie. hiking, waterfalls, visit temples โ›ฉ๏ธ, skiing โ›ท๏ธ๐ŸŽฟ, picnic, camping etc.

The Nagatoko is Shingu Kumano Shrine’s worship hall which is designated as a Nationally Important Cultural Asset. Built in 1055 as the main structure during the Heian period to the Kamakura period, its thatched roof is supported by 44 massive pillars, each one 45 cm in diameter. This comprises a single large, open stage with no walls, and is said to have been used for ascetic training by priests, as well as kagura dance festivals

Ouchi-jukuๅคงๅ†…ๅฎฟ is a small village which is located in Aizu Wakamatsu, the west of Fukushima & famous for its beautiful snow โ„๏ธ๐ŸŒจ๏ธโ„๏ธ scenery of the Japanese traditional houses village covered by snow in winter

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Lake Inawashiro ็Œช่‹—ไปฃๆน– is Japanโ€™s 4th largest lake, highly transparent, also called โ€œTenkyokoโ€ in reference to its โ€œmirror-like lake that reflects the heaven. Visitors can enjoy lake bathing, fishing, canoeing etc. Ms Abe has recommended it as 1 of the destination to enjoy winter sports

A long-established sake ๐Ÿถ brewery named Toyokuni Brewery ่ฑŠๅ›ฝ้…’้€ , which started its sake brewery business in the Edo period (200 years ago) made from regional rice ๐Ÿš๐ŸŒพ that local farmers grow in Fukushima & its sake has won a variety of awards ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐ŸŽ–๏ธ

Website ๐ŸŒ : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/fukushima/ & https://www.pref.fukushima.lg.jp/site/portal-english/

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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Aomori Prefecture & Things To Do

From SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป earlier blogging about the 3 sessions of Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Tohoku region in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

Again, she really enjoyed this 4th session @ 13 Jan & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Aomori Prefecture ้’ๆฃฎ็œŒ here

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Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต by Ms Tracy. Japan is experiencing its 1st heavy snowfall in 4 years as we read from international news. Some of the rare sceneries were explained during this session ie. Central Tokyo with 10cm of snow, temperature hovered below 0 degree Celsius etc.

Ms Tracy has also shared that the Japanese are celebrating the most important holiday in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ie. New Year from 29 Dec to 3 Jan annually. Typically families will gather together. A Japanese tradition of 1st worship of the new year aka Hatsumode at 12am sharp on 1st thing in the morning of 1 Jan (More info via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/2062470093903847/) & 1st sunrise of the year aka Hatsu-Hinode, rising or sun setting aligns with the peak of Mt Fuji ๐Ÿ”๏ธ & causing the peak to shine bright like a diamond ๐Ÿ’Ž, well known as Diamond Fuji ๐Ÿคฉ The Japanese also practicing Otoshidama tradition, a slight different to our Malaysians Ang Pow ๐Ÿงง tradition. The Japanese working adults would be giving Ang Pow to the kids in the family within range of JPY1k to 5k (Approximately RM36 to RM182)

More updated Japan travel details via ๐ŸŒ https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html

Then, sharing from Ms Lee Nyok Peng ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ (Malaysian from Kluang, Johor, the director of Jumonji Cafe since 2015) & shown us a live walk around her cafe in Kuroishi & has explained about the thick snow on the rooftops & on the streets. She has recommended a must try sake which won an award ๐Ÿถ ~ ็ด”็ฑณๅคงๅŸ้†ธ ็จฒๆ‘ๅฑ‹ๆ–‡ๅ››้ƒŽ” Junmai Daiginjo Inamuraya Bunshiro at Sake brewery named Narumi Jozo, more info from its FB page named narumijozoten. Yes โœ…, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is gonna pay her cafe a visit when she is travelling to Kuroishi, Aomori Perfecture then ๐Ÿ˜ More about her cafe & Malaysian menu served via ๐ŸŒ http://kuroishi-machisodate.com/cafe.html

Next, sharing from Ms Kaori Kogawa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ from Aomori Tourism Department about some famous festivals & places to visit within Aomori by each seasons

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Ms Chessie has shared her travel highlights at Aomori with nice photos & videos. She actually shared also during the Akita online session, always inspiring happy to hear more of her Japan travels ๐Ÿ˜ She has highly recommended a cycling trip from Chuo-Hirosaki station to Owani station & all you can eat cherries ๐Ÿ’ (Other than apple ๐ŸŽ picking) from Tsugaru Yume Ringo Farm during summer. Also shared that must try the Garlic Yakisoba which doesn’t taste the normal smelly garlic ๐Ÿง„ SiennyLovesDrawing is really curious ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿค” & wanna try it whenever she is at Aomori then, she is never a garlic fan โŒ๐Ÿง„ since young

Update from Fukushima online session by Ms Farah @ 26 Jan, must enjoy Japanese breakfast experience, indulge in fresh local foods & interaction with the locals at Tatehana Wharf Morning Market, Hachinohe, Aomori. It’s 1 of the largest Sunday morning markets in Japan which selling seafood, fruits, flowers, coffee, pastries, antiques etc. More via https://www.849net.com/en/

Things To Do @ Aomori Prefecture

Aomori Prefecture is well known for its nature beauty & World Heritage ie. Jogakura Bridge, Shirakami-Sanchi, Lake Towada, Oirase Stream & more ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has read more about Aomori Prefecture after this online session & really wish to personally travel & explore below things to do โ˜บ๏ธ

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Nebuta Matsuri ใญใถใŸ็ฅญใ‚Š, the biggest Tanabata festival held in August annually at Aomori City & famous as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the 3๏ธโƒฃ great festivals of the Tohoku region. Haneto”, the dancers who dress up in flashy outfits & chant “rasserah” as they going down the streets

Warasse Nebuta Museum ใญใถใŸใฎๅฎถ ใƒฏใƒฉใƒƒใ‚ป to learn more about the history & culture of this festival

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Approximately 60% of Japan’s apples ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ are harvesting here, including Aomori apple pies containing whole apple. Also can enjoy apple picking & eating freshly picked apples ๐ŸŽย Hirosaki City in Aomori is producing 1/3 of delicious Aomori apples, the single largest producer of apples in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต which for the intense sweetness & delightful crunch apple ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Must experience the mixture of new western wave with traditional Japanese culture at Hirosaki Park & Hirosaki castle ๅผ˜ๅ‰ๅŸŽ It’s constructed in Hirayama style, the main tower was built on top of a hill for easier defense & surrounded by defensive walls, moats & yagura towers. Along with the Japan’s oldest Yoshino cherry tree, the sakura tunnel with a cherry blossom light-up making it a famous spot in Aomori during sakura season ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Also famous to viewing beautiful autumn leaves ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ & Yuki-Doro Matsuri aka snow lantern festival ๐Ÿ˜€ More travel tips via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/961814290636105/ & https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/1248273411990190/

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Lake Towada is the largest caldera lake on Japanโ€™s main island, Honshu which formed by volcanic activity since about 200K years ago. At 327m deep, the 3rd deepest lake in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต which surrounding by greenery in spring & summer, autumn leaves ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ in autumn & snowy scenery in winter โ„๏ธ More info via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/108836341523879/posts/129218346152345/

Aomori Gyosai Center aka Furukawa Fish Market is a must eat place. The Nokke-don which literally means a rice bowl with toppings is a dish allowing customers to pick & place on top of the rice. Yeahโ€ผ๏ธAmazing experience to creating own unique “my-best don” ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/aLKtOHo06z/

Aomori is well known worldwide as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the cities with the heaviest snowfall in the world ๐ŸŒŽ The 18 mountains ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ” which form the volcanic complex called the Hakkลda Mountains have their trees ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ covered in snow โ„๏ธ & ice resulting in frozen tree formations called “snow monsters” via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/aXrVRBrh6j/ . Many visitors also amazed with its beautiful autumn leaves scenery ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

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The Seven Swamps of Tsuta & a scenic lake called Tsutanuma especially popular during autumn season. In the surrounding area is the Tsuta Onsen, 1๏ธโƒฃ of the top ๐Ÿ’ฏhot springs in Japanโ™จ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

Shirakami Sanchi ็™ฝ็ฅžๅฑฑๅœฐ is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993 & known for its primeval forests of beech trees, the Anmon no Taki waterfalls & the region’s vast wildlife

In Inakadate, between June to Oct, must enjoy the Rice Paddy Art aka Tanbo Art in Japanese , an elaborately designed works which created by planting different colored rice ๐ŸŒพ via a perspective drawing method. Yes โœ…, similarly to what she has shared in Akita blog post earlier
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SiennyLovesDrawing loves to travel with train ๐Ÿš‚ & the Konan Railway is a local line that runs around Hirosaki City. On snowy winter โ„๏ธ days, a Russell snow plow train will be in action to remove snow from the tracks. It will be very lucky ๐Ÿ€ if can spot it ya โ˜บ๏ธ More info via ๐ŸŒhttps://konantetsudo.jp/for-foreigners/ & ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/aLLfagG19c/

Hop on the Tsugaru Railway Winter Stove Train from Tsugaru-Goshogawara Station for an unforgettable delightful moments to admiring the beautiful winter rural landscape of Tsugaru area

Sannai Maruyama Archaeological site features excavated items eg. Japanโ€™s Paleolithic age thatโ€™s chockful of interesting artifacts, accessories & sculptures that date back 10K years being discovered in 12 different ruins

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CNY Festive Shopping With Farm To Table For You

Updated 30 Jan 2022, 4pm

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป would like to share & recommend here her recent happy Chinese New Year (CNY) ใŠ—๏ธ๐Ÿˆด๐Ÿˆต๐Ÿงง festive online shopping with Farm To Table For You via ๐Ÿ›’๐ŸŒ https://bit.ly/3GkTgFl

Ohh yes, it’s not early to do CNY preparation shopping ๐Ÿ›’ now especially if you wanna confirm grabbing some limited edition CNY cookies & BBQ dried meat ๐Ÿฅ“ aka Bak Kwa, LOL ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

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So, what to shopping โ“โ‰๏ธ

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is gonna showcasing her checked out cart ๐Ÿ›’ of 8๏ธโƒฃ items from Farm To Table For You. More of her shopping items & stories via continuous update in IG highlights album via https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17908720004180492/

Do check out her happy unboxing TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7053272413970107674

Hmm…This is just her 1๏ธโƒฃst CNY preparation shopping ๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐Ÿ›’, she foresees will be more carts to checking out after discussion planning with her mama ya ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜

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Festive Cookies & Snacks

(1) ๐Ÿฅ  Special Kuih Kapit (Tin) ๅŠ ๆ–™้ธก่›‹้ฅผ
(2) ๐Ÿ SCS Butter Pineapple Roll (L) SCS ็‰›ๆฒน้ป„ๆขจๅท

These 2 cookies traditionally baked with good quality & freshly handmade every day

  • Kuih kapit ๐Ÿฅ  Ingredient: flour, egg, butter, sugar & coconut milk
  • Pineapple ๐Ÿ roll Ingredients: flour, egg, butter, sugar, pineapple & milk powder

โœ… Sweet but not greasy
โœ… Healthy nutritional for both kids & adults
โœ… Clean & hygiene
โœ… NO artificial coloring
โœ… NO preservatives
โœ… Halal certified

Best Before 3 months if unopened, once open seal, do finish it soonest to enjoy its cookies freshness ya

Hmm….Since these kuih kapit ๐Ÿฅ  & pineapple ๐Ÿroll are the types of fragile cookies, so at times shipping process may inevitably affect them. From SiennyLovesDrawing’s ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป own experience, she is impressed that all her ordered cookies are in very good condition from the delivery ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Bravo to the sellers’ efforts of labelled the delivery box with “fragile to handle with care”. The sellers actually have bubble wrapped each item, attached each with a festive bag so can be used for gifting, do keep up these very thoughtful effort ya ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

She loves the rich egg ๐Ÿฅš fragrant while munching on the kuih kapit & her mama loves the chewy pineapple ๐Ÿ jam in the roll ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง“๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Hmm…Not too sweet with tasty sourish real pineapple๐Ÿ jam in the melting yummy butter roll, yum max ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

Do check out her happy tasting foodie with her mama TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSeXq5F3q/

Ohh yes, also she has restocked more for her family members ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

(3) ๐ŸŸซ UMAMI Caramelised Traditional Rice Cake aka Nian Gao 18pcs 380g ๆ‹พ็™ผๅนด็ณ•

SiennyLovesDrawing’s favorite since young & must enjoy during CNY, do you share the sameโ“โ‰๏ธ

Yes โœ…, this caramelised rice cake is 1 of the must have during CNY, it’s traditionally steamed for 20 hours to ensure its rice cake smoothness & freshness to consume. The caramel gives depth to the overall appearance of the rice cake & itโ€™s delightful tasty to chew on ๐Ÿ˜‹

Each piece is cut, packed in the right size & vacuum packed to maintain its freshness & hygiene, yes, ready to be enjoyed even on the go. It melts in mouth & will not stick to hand. NO preservatives, NO chemical ingredients, yes, ๐Ÿ’ฏ% pure natural Ingredients

She just can’t wait to enjoy these during CNY then

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Bak Kwa

(4) ๐Ÿฅ“ Malacca Specialty Dried Meat ้ฉฌๅ…ญ็”ฒ็‰นไบง้ฃ˜้ฆ™่‚‰ๅนฒ (500g)

Each dried meat ๐Ÿฅ“ is fired by adopting the White Steel Operation procedure. Each piece of chicken ๐Ÿ“ OR pork ๐Ÿ– meat is individually vacuum packaged, safe & hygiene to consume, guarantee fresh & delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ’ฏ% NO pigment additives as healthy raw materials is a conscience product of its pure natural spices

Not too oily greasy to chew on every bite of this well BBQ dried meat ๐Ÿฅ“, can do dried meat sandwich ๐Ÿฅช to enjoy. Absolutely a good festive snacks everyone loves during CNY ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Do check out her happy tasting foodie with her mama TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7054122948344450330

Cooking ingredients

(5) โค๏ธ Wolfberry ๆžธๆž

As a food, wolfberry is traditionally cooked before consumption. Wolfberry is often added to rice congee ๐Ÿฅฃ (Chinese porridge made from rice, usually eaten as a breakfast or late supper) & also used in Chinese tonic or herbal soups, in combination with chicken or pork, vegetables & other herbs eg. wild yam, Astragalus membranaceus, Codonopsis pilosula & licorice root. The wolfberries โค๏ธโค๏ธ are also boiled as an herbal tea, often along with chrysanthemum flowers and/or red jujubes

In the West, wolfberry is eaten as a snack, just like chewing raisins, dried cranberries or any other dried fruits

Her mama ๐Ÿง“๐Ÿป loves to add wofberries in her cooking for its great health benefits ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

(6) ๐ŸŸ Fresh Asian Seabass aka Siakap

CNY dish is always great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป to fish on the dining table. It signifies ๅนดๅนดๆœ‰ไฝ™. This Asian Seabass aka Siakap ๐ŸŸ tastes good with cooking up white with a mild, sweet flavour & thanks to its relatively high oil content, the flesh stays moist regardless of cooking method ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Absolutely fresh ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป to receive it, her mama ๐Ÿง“๐Ÿป really impressed with its freshness & how it’s packed for delivery to reach door step ๐Ÿ“ฆ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Her happy unboxing fresh seabass TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSexYCf6R/

A simple recipe ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐ŸŸ that SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป personally loves is rub the fish with sesame oil , pinch of salt & steam it with topping of generous wolfberries โค๏ธโค๏ธ (Item 5 above). Also can add herbs for own tasting preference too. Enjoy this healthy ๅนดๅนดๆœ‰ไฝ™ CNY dish ya ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

(7) ๐Ÿ“ Herbal salted kampung chicken (Roast/Steam) ่ฏๆ็›็„—็”˜ๆฆœ้ฉฌๆฅ้ธก (็ƒค็‚‰ๆˆ–่’ธ)

CCK farm wholesaler for corn & sesame chickens feed over 100 to 120 days (Aka free range chickens) free of beta agonist, antibiotics & hormone injections drugs. Absolutely for eating chicken safely & healthily, also tasty chicken to enjoy

This marinated ready to cook herbal salted chicken from CCK farm can be baked in oven or steam to serve on table ya ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

How toโ“โ‰๏ธ

  • To bake in oven: Just cut open the vacuum pack & place the chicken on baking tray. Rub the whole chicken outer layer with honey ๐Ÿฏ or ๐Ÿงˆ, then bake it with 250 degree C for 35-40mins

  • To steam โ™จ๏ธ: Just cut open the vacuum pack & place the chicken on plate & on top the steam rack, put water at the bottom of the rack, steam for 30mins with mid fire setting with closed lid

Absolutely simple easy to prepare & enjoy healthy dish while busy with relatives or friends visiting during festive ya ๐Ÿ˜

(8) ๐Ÿฆ† Tiger Milk Mushroom & Ginseng Roasted Duck ่™Žไนณ่Š่Šฑๆ——ๅ‚่ฏๆ็ƒง้ธญ
This healthy ready to eat duck dish with good health benefits below,

  • Improve Lung Function
  • Strengthen Blood Circulation
  • Strengthen Immunity

Itโ€™s with main ingredients of American Ginseng & Tiger Milk Mushroom, contains NO MSG, NO Preservative

Absolutely simple easy to enjoy it, without defrosting, just steam it in a pot for 45mins before eating. If keep in the fridge, it can be stored for up to 6 months

Again, this is another good choice for all to enjoy healthy dish during festive that only with simple easy preparation ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Also from her earlier purchases, she would like to recommend the frozen foods eg. fish ๐ŸŸ balls, meat balls, marupop fishballs ๐Ÿก, handmade stuffed yong tau foo items (Refer list below) as 1 pot yong tau foo or steamboat are good for festive dishes , her happy yong tau foo cooking TikTok clip captured ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿซ• via https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7044346823502286106

From her personal tasting experience, each of the stuffed yong tau foo food items so rich flavours tasty to chew on, absolutely a satisfied mouthful to excite for ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

  • Handmade yong brinjal ๐Ÿ†
  • Handmade yong bitter gourd ๐ŸŸข
  • Handmade yong fried tofu
  • Handmade yong taupok
  • Handmade yong taukee
  • Yong laksa tofu

Also the fish ๐ŸŸ balls, marupop fishballs ๐Ÿก & meat balls so fresh tasty to enjoy every bites, the sizes of the balls just nice for kids to enjoy, her little niece just loving them from the 1 pot meal ๐Ÿฒ ya ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Let’s enjoy Happy Happy Chinese New Year (CNY) ใŠ—๏ธ๐Ÿˆด๐Ÿˆต๐Ÿงง festive online shopping with Farm To Table For You via ๐Ÿ›’๐ŸŒ https://bit.ly/3GkTgFl & do key in agent code “SIENNY” ya ๐Ÿ˜€

Also to check out her healthier own version of Yee Sang, recipe post via https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/01/29/wellness-recipe-healthy-colourful-prosperity-toss-salad-yee-sang/ , happy tossing lucky with family & friends ya ๐Ÿ˜€

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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Iwate Prefecture & Things To Do

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Happy New Year 2022 to all ๐Ÿ˜

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From SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป earlier blogging about the 2 sessions of Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Tohoku region in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

Welcome to read more about the 1st session about Akita Perfecture & things to do via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2021/10/26/tohoku-japan-akita-prefecture-things-to-do/ & 2nd session about Miyagi Perfecture & things to do via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2021/11/23/tohoku-japan-miyagi-prefecture-things-to-do/

Again, she really enjoyed this 3rd session @ 15 Dec & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Iwate Prefecture ๅฒฉๆ‰‹็œŒ here. Ohh ya…She has won a lucky draw gift ๐ŸŽ ~ a Tokyo 2020 Olympic: Mino Ware Small Cup , special thank you ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates of new ๐Ÿ†• normal travel in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตby Ms Tan that Japan border remained closed as at to-date for foreigners. More updated details via ๐ŸŒ https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html . Ms Tan also shared about some recent MATTA survey statistics gathered ie. Top 5 popular elements in Japan are Japanese foods, accommodations, 4 seasons experience, hot springs (Wellness tourism) & winter activities. About 50% consumers will rely on travel agencies to arrange their overseas & Japan trips post COVID19

The session was continued with the interesting travel & living experiences in Iwate by various presenters ie. Ms Munirah, Ms Doris & Mr Isrami

Sharing from Ms Munirah ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿผ (Malaysian student) & shown us a live walk around the Takamatsu Pond, Morioka etc. nearby the Iwate University where she is studying currently. She has explained about the Morioka Sansa Odori Festival @ Morioka city, more details via http://www.sansaodori.jp/foreign/english.php . A halal restaurant for Wanko Soba @ Azumaya Honten , Morioka city, more details via https://wankosoba.jp/en/wankosoba/

Next, sharing from Ms Doris ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ from Iwate Tourism Department about some festivals at Iwate ie. Morioka Sansa Odori Festival, Chagu Chagu Umakko & Hayachine Kagura (Intangible Cultural Heritage) . She recommends the 2 hours 11 mins ride from Tokyo to Iwate with Tohoku Shinkansen. Some of the must visit World Heritage Sites in Iwate are Hiraizumi & Hashino Iron Mining & Smelting Site. Also Hachimantai Aspite Line Snow Corridor, Hachimantai Dragon Eye, Tenshochi, Jodogahama Beach & Kitayamazaki

Mr Isrami actually shared that he has planned a Sakura tree ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ˜ Wowโ€ผ๏ธ Also he has recommended some must visit places in Iwate ie. Geibikei Gorge, Koiwai Farm ๅฐๅฒฉไบ•่พฒๅ ด, to enjoy summer ski, cycling (More details via http://www2.pref.iwate.jp/~hp2516_4/index.html) , ๐Ÿ˜€

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Things To Do @ Iwate Prefecture

SiennyLovesDrawing has recently read online about the ONLY lone surviving tree ๐ŸŒณ of the Takata Pine Forest from the Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami in 2011 in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ—พ

This 250-year-old “miracle” pine is the only 1 among 70K trees left standing along the town’s coastline after the disaster. Actually it’s initially survived, but was removed last Sept after its roots died from exposure to saltwater

Now a reconstruction of it stands at its place. Some young pine trees are growing again along the city’s coastline ๐Ÿ—พ & thanks to the great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป restore efforts

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Mr Isrami has highly recommended Geibikei & must be one in the top listโ€ผ๏ธ Geibikei is a gorge located in Ichinoseki area of Iwate. It’s with beautiful scenery of red, orange and yellow color of autumn leaves ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ on the cliff & both sides of the river during autumn with a boat ๐Ÿ›ถ ride which steered by local Japanese. Easy ๐Ÿšƒ access by taking train to JR Geibikei station & walk for about 5 mins. More info via ๐ŸŒ http://www.geibikei.co.jp/en/index.html

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For hiking ๐Ÿฅพโ›ฐ๏ธ lovers , Mt. Iwate is the tallest mountain in Iwate prefecture. It is 2,038m tall & can be seen all the way from Aomori Perfecture. It gets snow before most of the other mountains & snow can been seen on it from Oct onward every year

Ms Doris has recommended Hiraizumi for Chuson-ji Buddhist Temple listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, itโ€™s a place not to be missed when visiting Iwate @ Tohoku, Japan. More info via http://www.chusonji.or.jp/en/ . Also to visit the Motsuji Temple which possess 1 of the few remaining Pure Land Gardens in Japan, ie. a popular garden style in ancient times & attempting to recreate the Buddhist concept of the Pure Land or โ€œBuddhist Paradiseโ€. More info via http://hiraizumi.or.jp/en/archive/sightseeing/motsuji.html

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Hachimantai, it’s a scenic spot in the Iwate Prefecture which shared by Ms Doris in her session. There is a mountain which stands at an altitude of 1,614m & straddles the Akita & Iwate prefectures, it has a plateau around it which has been designated as Towada Hachimantai National Park with seasonal flowers from spring to autumn & snowing in winter. Not to miss the Kagaminuma on the Hachimantai mountaintop promenade aka Dragon Eye when the snow melts from mid-May to mid-June. About 2 hours by bus from JR Morioka Station to Hachimantai & Kagaminuma

Hachimantai Aspite Line Snow Corridor is a 27km mountain sightseeing road that runs through Towada-Hachimantai National Park straddling Iwate & Akita. 1 of the best roads in Japan for a scenic drive with impressively high walls of snow on both sides. The snow walls which can reach a height of 6m. Note: It may be closed during winter due to heavy snow as shown via https://www.facebook.com/Visit.My.Japan/posts/1823397997811059

Ms Doris also recommends Jodogahama Beach aka โ€œPure Land Beachโ€ which located within Sanriku Geopark in Iwate Prefecture. The clear blue water, white rocks & green pines actually listed in Japan’s 100 Best Beaches of Japan
The Koiwai Farm ๅฐๅฒฉไบ•่พฒๅ ด as recommended by Mr Isrami to visit for its Mt Iwate backdrop & a agrotourism destination in Iwate, Tohoku. A 3000-hectare private farm since 1891 located scenically at the base of Mt. Iwate & is most famous for its dairy products ie. milk, cheese, yogurt, milk ramen etc. Must visit the museum in Kamimaru Cowshed area to learn about the 125 years of Koiwai Farm history. Must enjoy a ride on the horse tram about 10 mins that has been used for 50 years since 1904 for sightseeing, see sheep grazing on pastures & the view of the beautiful 100 years supervised forest. Also can enjoy a dairy barn shuttle too. More info via https://www.koiwai.co.jp/makiba/en/.

Website ๐ŸŒ : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/iwate/ & https://visitiwate.com/

You may enjoy some videos via https://www.japan.travel/en/my/beauty-of-hokkaido-tohoku/

Ohh ya…For travel convenience, you may check out Tocoo! ~ The Japan’s ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตLeading Rental Car Reservation Site for your car rental booking service with hundreds of their outlets throughout Japan of various car rental brands during your trips via ๐ŸŒ https://www2.tocoo.jp/en/?asp_id=1679&utm_source=1679&utm_medium=affiliate

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6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Miyagi Prefecture & Things To Do

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ From SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป earlier blogging about the 1st session of Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Tohoku region in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

Welcome to read more about the 1st session about Akita Perfecture & things to do via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2021/10/26/tohoku-japan-akita-prefecture-things-to-do/

Again, she really enjoyed this 2nd session @ 18 Nov & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Miyagi Prefecture ๅฎฎๅŸŽ็œŒ here. Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates of new ๐Ÿ†• normal travel in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตby Ms Tracy Lim. More updated details via ๐ŸŒ https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html . Then followed by interesting travel & living experiences in Miyagi by various presenters ie. Ms Nadia, Ms Olivia Lam etc.

Sharing from Ms Nadia ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿผ (Malaysian student from Kedah) in her 6th year in Sendai, the capital city of Miyagi Perfecture & shown us a live walk from her Tohoku University, a famous shopping street arcade & its surrounding. She also told about Date Masamune, a famous samurai war ford. Love that Sendai is known as City Of Trees, we need more of tree cities around the globe. Read more via ๐ŸŒ https://sendai-experience.com/en/

Next, sharing from Mr Nagi Cao ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ from Miyagi Tourism Department & Miyagi is actually his hometown. Only 1% foreign tourists visiting here, a hidden gem to SiennyLovesDrawing when she heard it ๐Ÿคฉ

Also Miyagi Perfecture is good for family with kids to travel around as shared by Ms Olivia Lam ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปto end this online seminar

Ohh ya…Ms Olivia ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป has recommended about Zunda Mochi, a specialty wagashi (ie. Traditional Japanese sweet) of Miyagi which made from sweetened Edamame. Wowโ€ผ๏ธ Sound tempting delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค to SiennyLovesDrawing as she loves mochi & edamame a lot

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Things To Do @ Miyagi Prefecture

Miyagi Perfecture was once affected by a serious earthquake slightly 10 years ago, do check out this clip via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://youtu.be/YJxIxcuvyYI to observe the Miyagiโ€™s reconstructed areas

Mr Nagi has shared some famous destinations to visit in Miyagi during each of the 4 seasons as well as some special unique reason to enjoy

Funaoka Castle Park in Shibata is well known as thousand cherry trees & more than 200K tourists visited each year during the cherry ๐ŸŒธ blossom season ๐Ÿ˜ฒ It’s particularly known for a slope car that goes up & down the mountain through the cherry trees & a famous Kannon statue standing 24m tall @ the top of the mountain ๐Ÿ”๏ธ that was built as a symbol of peace & security. More info via ๐ŸŒ https://www.skbk.or.jp/en/shibata-cherry-blossom/ & welcome to check out more about the beautiful scenes in this photos album via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/516136811836316/posts/3800703606712937/

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Miyagi has incredible festivals all-year round, summer is especially packed with celebrations, some of its festivals are in this FB video via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/visitmiyagi/posts/2210512775732036 , eg. famous historical festival named Sairi Genya with beautiful 100 lanterns surrounding the Sairi Yashiki old warehouse buildings. Also to check out the Hirose River Lantern Festival for “Toro-nagashi” aka lantern floating, a Japanese Obon tradition where people float paper lanterns down a river

Michinoku Yosakoi Festival every year with thousands of dancers in almost 200 teams from all over Japan ๐Ÿ—พ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต filled the street of Sendai to perform โ€œYosakoiโ€, an energetic group dance that combines traditional Japanese dance movements & modern music. However, due to global health pandemic, stream the Yosakoi dance online named โ€œOnline Michi YOSAโ€. For more info via ๐ŸŒ https://michinoku-yosakoi.net

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As an art lover, she really wish to be at the famous Reborn Art Festival which held almost every year. It was 1st held after the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster & with aims to promote recovery in the region & has since grown as a popular event to celebrate creativity & expression. The Kohei Nawaโ€™s captivating White Deer (Oshika) installation in Oginohama, Miyagi. It’s with online video exhibits this year @ Ishinomaki City area, Oshika Peninsula, Onagawa Station area, do check out via ๐ŸŒ https://www.reborn-art-fes.jp/en/shikanoyukue/

The most popular nature adventures here is birds watching @ Izunuma in northern Miyagi Prefecture. Suggest to visit in the summer when lotus blooms spread across the lake like a giant carpet. Must try a boat ride through the middle of the lotus flowers. For more info via ๐ŸŒ https://www.tohokukanko.jp/en/attractions/detail_10008.html

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For family with kids, it’s recommended by Ms Olivia to visit the Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿณ, the coastal area of eastern Sendai City. Also a favorite weekend getaway for local Japanese families & a popular dating spot for young couples

With almost 10K square meters floor area & over 300 kinds of aquatic animal & plant specimens on display, including a school of 25K sardines, exhibitions of the Sanriku sea & deep-sea fishes

Yesโœ…, 1 of the largest aquariums in the Tohoku region. Visitors can also view dolphin & sea lion performances etc. More info via ๐ŸŒ http://www.uminomori.jp/umino/en/index.html

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Must visit to Zuihoden aka Samurai Residence. It’s the date mausoleum famed resting place of Date Masamune, the founder of Sendai & is a mainstay among Miyagi’s attractions. More about one of Sendai’s most treasured landmarks via ๐ŸŒ https://tsumugu.yomiuri.co.jp/en/learn/mausoleum-of-one-eyed-dragon-a-sight-to-behold-in-sendai/ & ๐ŸŒ https://www.zuihoden.com/en/

A vibrant model of Japanese architecture, Zuihoden also entombs Masamuneโ€™s son & grandson, Date Tadamune & Date Tsunamune. It’s a quiet spot with lots of greenery & hydrangeas adding to its tranquil beauty

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Ohh ya…Miyagi Prefecture is with this scenic spot named Naruko Gorge, located in Osaki City. Cliffs reach about 100m high & stretch for 2.5 km, the “V-shaped canyon” formed by the erosion of the Ootani River is really a sight to behold especially when autumn season ๐Ÿ

A perfect photo spot would be the Naruko Gorge Rest House @ Nakayamadaira side entrance of the Naruko Gorge Trail & Oofukazawa Bridge to see the leaves changing color ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜

Must enjoy the Naruto Onsen, hot spring village of Naruko-onsen-kyo, located in the north of Miyagi Prefecture. It consists of 5 hot springs. More info via ๐ŸŒ http://en.naruko.gr.jp

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For winter season, Miyagi is good for ski โ›ท๏ธ๐ŸŽฟ holidays especially @ Miyagi Zaoโ€™s Eboshi Ski Resort. Check out this clip via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/516136811836316/posts/3662411400542159/ . Also read more via ๐ŸŒ https://travelweekly.co.uk/articles/332649/exploring-tohoku-in-northern-japan

Miyagi is also a food kingdom as top provider for rice & with richest fishing ground for seafood . After attended this 2nd session & read more about Miyagi while writing this sharing, SiennyLovesDrawing really looking forward to visit Miyagi Prefecture soon. She would like to travel with her little niece to the Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿณ Do stay tuned for her next sharing on 3rd session @ 15 Dec about the Iwate Perfecture, she just can’t wait ๐Ÿ˜

Website ๐ŸŒ : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/miyagi/ & https://visitmiyagi.com/

Ohh ya…For travel convenience, you may check out Tocoo! ~ The Japan’s ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตLeading Rental Car Reservation Site for your car rental booking service with hundreds of their outlets throughout Japan of various car rental brands during your trips via ๐ŸŒ https://www2.tocoo.jp/en/?asp_id=1679&utm_source=1679&utm_medium=affiliate

#japan #tourism #Tohoku #Miyagi #ๅฎฎๅŸŽ็œŒ #ใšใ‚“ใ ้ค… #ๅ’Œ่“ๅญ #travel #beauty #wanderlust #city #nature #ๆ—ฅๆœฌ #landscape #japanpics #japanlovers #temple #shrine #art #familytravel

6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Akita Prefecture & Things To Do

Updated 23 Nov 2021 6.30pm ~ Miyagi blog post link ๐Ÿ˜€

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has been invited by Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat to attend a series of its 6 online seminars ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป about the Tohoku areas listed below,

These online seminars ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป are being held with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Tohoku region in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต is well known with its nature beauty as shown in this video via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/Visit.My.Japan/videos/905564299594438/

She really enjoyed the 1st session @ 14 Oct & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Akita Prefecture here

Ohh ya…She has won a lucky draw gift ๐ŸŽ ~ Premium Kitaha Japanese tea ๐Ÿต , special thank you ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

The online seminar kick started with the updates of Covid 19 status , safety measurements (In multi languages) at shops/ restaurants & new ๐Ÿ†• normal travel in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต The Japanese people already resumed their life & some places can observe the crowds. More updated details from time to time via ๐ŸŒ https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ , then followed by interesting travel & living experiences in Akita by various presenters ie. Mr. Makito Kochihira, Ms. Cheesie etc.

Things To Do @ Akita Prefecture ็ง‹็”ฐ็œŒ ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽ’โœˆ๏ธ

Akita Prefecture is often known as โ€˜Bi no Kuni (The Country of Beauty), yes โœ…, naturally the essential Japanese food & cultural experiences. Its visitors can enjoy a variety of leisure experiences in the mountains ๐Ÿ” , sea ๐ŸŒŠ & lakes throughout all 4 seasons throughout a year ๐Ÿ˜

Don’t you remember the famous movie ~ Hachi: A Dogโ€™s Tale ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฆด that has touched most of us with its loyalty, love & friendship between the dog & man for generationsโ“โ‰๏ธ

Yes โœ…, Odate city, Akita is its hometown , so do dropping by Akita Dog Visitors Center, next door to Odate train station during your trip to visit them ya ๐Ÿ˜

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Mr. Makito Kochihira ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ (Local guide)โ€™s live sharing during this session has explained about the autumn season, rice ๐ŸŒพ fields , wearing boot ๐Ÿฅพ & gloves ๐Ÿงค to enjoy the blue sky with 20 degree chilling morning & night, then watching the mountains turn red. During winter โ„๏ธ, Akita will snow heavily ie. 3 meter snow. All can experience all 4 seasonal weather here. Abundance of foods eg. rice ๐Ÿš, fruits ๐ŸŒฝ, vegetables ๐Ÿฅฌetc. to enjoy, while winter time to enjoy the pickles. He has shared that the people here, mainly are farmers ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ They will bring vegetables & distribute when big harvest time. He loves the heart warming & friendly local people lifestyle in Akita ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’•

Only at Akita Prefecture, the visitors get to enjoy the unique flavour & texture of the luxury food junsai (watershield) by maneuvering a small boat ๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™‚๏ธ , then carefully picking junsai one by one

Tambo art uses rice paddy ๐ŸŒพ as a canvas to paint giant picture with different coloured rice ๐ŸŒพ plants. If you’re on the the Akita Nairiku Junkan Railway, you will pass by & enjoy the beautiful views of Tambo art ๐Ÿ˜

Also must experience the farm stay that she has learnt from Ms Cheesie sharing

There are numerous well known places to enjoy a walk to gain a mother nature hiking ๐Ÿฅพ experience in Akita with its expanses of natural beauty, especially the huge, strangely shaped Japanese beech tree, the Agariko Daiou, in Shishigahama wetland

Mt. Moriyoshi Gondola ๐Ÿ” is known as one of the hundred best mountains for wild flowers ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ & also its snow-covered tree ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ scenery during the winter โ„๏ธ season

Winter โ„๏ธ sports are popular in Akita with a large number of ski ๐ŸŽฟ resorts & courses, including Tazawako Ski Resort & Mt. Moriyoshi Ani Ski Resort. Do check out this recorded live video by Visit Akita ใ€Fun from Home- Live Streaming from Akita Prefectureใ€‘via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/1846775732139952/

The Hydrangeas of Unsho-ji Temple โ›ฉ has gained popularity as a beautiful, picturesque spot to visit at least once in Oga during early summer. Also famously known as the โ€œblue heavenโ€, yes, this temple is a home to more than 1.2K hydrangeas ๐Ÿ’™ This flower represents gratitude, grace & beauty, also further symbolize unity & togetherness

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Lake Tazawa is the deepest lake in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต with a depth of 423.4m. The beautiful blueness ๐Ÿ’™ & peaceful views to appreciate

Not to miss the Kakunodate Bukeyashiki ่ง’้คจ็”บ Street, a well known sightseeing spot with townscape to giving all visitors a real sense of the Edo era & to tr y on a kimono ๐Ÿ‘˜ & ride on rickshaws ๐Ÿ›บ . It used to attract 2 millions visitors annually

It’s 1 of the famous spot for Sakura Festival, do check out this video clip with beautiful cherry blossom captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/8QJ8GCLPTn/

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Ohh ya…There are 7 hot springs โ™จ๏ธ in this Akita Prefecture, each of them has different histories, appearances & spring types ie. Nyuto Onsen ไนณ้ ญๆธฉๆณ‰

Do check out this video captured about this onsen during winter โ„๏ธ via ๐ŸŒhttps://fb.watch/8QEDpdy3cU/

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After attended this 1st session & read more about Akita while writing this sharing, SiennyLovesDrawing really looking forward to visit Akita Prefecture soon. Moreover, she loves to travel with train ๐Ÿš‚, so definitely would like to travel with Akita Nairiku Line, 1 of the local lines in the Tohoku region which runs from Takanosu Station in Kitaakita, Akita Prefecture to Kakunodate Station in Semboku. It runs north-south inland & measures 100km in length

During winter season, the deep snowy scenery can be seen from the train window, while rice ๐ŸŒพharvest season, can enjoy the Tambo art as shared above. Clearly view the bright red iron bridge “Omatagawa Bridge ๐ŸŒ‰ that can be seen between Kayakusa Station & Okashinai Station. Do check out more about this train line in these 3 videos via
๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/8QJhKN43Bq/
๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/8QEZS0PLzJ/
๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/8QFBQbMvvq/

Yes โœ…, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป will definitely wanna a train ๐Ÿš‚ ride when she is there to appreciate the nostalgic, indelible scenes of Akita, Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ—พ including the tranquil rural landscapes

Do stay tuned for her next sharing on 2nd session @ 18 Nov about the Miyagi Perfecture, she just can’t wait to it ๐Ÿ˜

Website ๐ŸŒ : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/akita/ & https://stayakita.com/

Ohh ya…For travel convenience, you may check out Tocoo! ~ The Japan’s ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตLeading Rental Car Reservation Site for your car rental booking service with hundreds of their outlets throughout Japan of various car rental brands during your trips via ๐ŸŒ https://www2.tocoo.jp/en/?asp_id=1679&utm_source=1679&utm_medium=affiliate

#japan #tourism #Tohoku #Akita #travel #beauty #wanderlust #city #nature #ๆ—ฅๆœฌ #็ง‹็”ฐ็œŒ #landscape #Akitadoglovers #japanpics #japanlovers #temple #shrine #beautifulakita

Durian mooncake & doodle for Mid Autumn Festival

Mid Autumn Festival Mooncake Gifting Guide

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Whenever mid autumn festive๐Ÿฅฎ๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŽ‹๐Ÿฐseason, many of us will be busy thinking of what would be a tasty mooncakes gift box ๐Ÿฅฎ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ for our own family, friends/ relatives to express our gratitude & appreciation ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿค—

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป would like to share some of the mooncakes ๐Ÿฅฎ ideas that she has personally purchased ๐Ÿ’•

This mooncakes guide ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ will continue to be updated as & when she has discovered more ya

Hmm…What’s your favourite mooncake ๐Ÿฅฎ flavourโ“โ‰๏ธ

DIY Jelly Mooncakes

Absolutely a good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป bonding moment captured from this kids activities while stay home ๐Ÿก during festive

Special thanks to Sunway Putra Mall ๐Ÿข that she can redeem her DIY jelly mooncake kit to enjoy the making of fruit jelly mooncake with her little niece ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป as an educational session about this festive

All Sunway Putra Mall loyalty members (Autsome & Putra Junior Club) can redeem a ๐Ÿ†“ DIY kit. It consists of Jelly Mould, Jelly power & Instant Jelly Powder ๐Ÿฎ

Do check out the easy exciting DIY tutorial via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1590896551085334&id=100004950135932

Musang King Durian Flesh Snowy Skin Mooncakes

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Durian lovers hands up ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ฏ%

Musang King Durian Flesh Snowy Skin Mooncakes from ZH Jaya is a must try ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜‹

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’• loves its chewy soft for each bite in its rich fruity durians aroma, juicy flesh, original fruit sweetness & non greasy to enjoy , yummy max ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘ Most important it’s without added preservatives & artificial coloring ๐Ÿ’ฏโœ…

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Do check out her happy unboxing ๐ŸŽ TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7008033846671314203 & happy cutting cum tasting clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7008190033639263514

๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ†“ delivery to Klang Valley & Seremban areas with no min purchase ya ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ

Online shopping ๐Ÿ›’๐ŸŒ: https://wa.me/60168066683 with promo code “SIENNY” to get ๐Ÿ”Ÿ% discount of RM129.90/box ๐Ÿ’ (6๏ธโƒฃ mini mooncakes in pastel colours)

Tea Infused Mooncakes

Purple Cane ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก-๐“๐ž๐š ๐Œ๐จ๐จ๐ง๐œ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ฌ ็ดซ่—ค่Œถๆœˆ้ฅผ

It’s ๐Œ๐š๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ข๐š ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พโ€™๐ฌ No.1๏ธโƒฃ ๐“๐ž๐š ๐Œ๐จ๐จ๐ง๐œ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿฅฎ with freshly ๐Ÿ’ฏ% tea-infused baked, curated with less sugar, less oil & no preservatives. The finest halal health-tea mooncakes offering unique classic tea โ˜• flavours & new ๐Ÿ†• flavour with its classic jade green tea ๐Ÿต baked skin to unique rose tea & Nanyang delights, both baked skin & filling are infused with its tea selection

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Absolutely loves the Purple Cane ็ดซ่—ค new ๐Ÿ†• ๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐›๐š๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐š ๐„๐ ๐  ๐๐ฎ๐ž๐ซ ๐“๐ž๐š ๐Œ๐จ๐จ๐ง๐œ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐Ÿฅฎ, it’s so tasty rich to enjoy every bite of it, just like youโ€™re enjoying a herbal egg ๐Ÿฅš Highly recommended & you have to try it ya

Of course her little niece ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป loves the too adorable cute to be eaten ~ ๐†๐จ๐ฅ๐ ๐…๐ข๐ฌ๐ก ๐“๐ž๐š ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐ฎ๐ข๐ญ with ๐๐ฎ๐ž๐ซ ๐“๐ž๐šโ˜•

Online shopping ๐Ÿ›’๐ŸŒ: https://www.purplecane.my/?ref=9qnlk3ob1z , promo code โœจSIENNY10โœจ at checkout page to enjoy a RM10 off, ๐Ÿ†“ shipping with min spend of RM100 within West Malaysia, valid for 1st time customers only

OR ๐Ÿ›’๐ŸŒ https://shp.ee/jcaxuai (Purplecanetea official store)

Handcrafted Mooncakes

1๏ธโƒฃst-ever handcrafted mini mooncakes ๐Ÿฅฎ in an exclusive box by Tedboy Bakery

SiennyLovesDrawing has got a Tedboy Moonlight Gift Set ๐ŸŽ (8๏ธโƒฃ flavours) in a cubic thematic box & matching paper bag. It’s really a beautifully designed box

Do check out her happy unboxing Tiktok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSJwEf1HA/

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Really love the tasty ingredients of each flavours, not too sweet & addictive delicious to enjoy ya
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Online shopping ๐Ÿ›’๐ŸŒ: tedboy.com

Double Layering Mooncakes

There are many varieties & flavours of mooncakes. Personally she loves the creative double layering mooncakes & not sweet from JMM Cookies

Do check out her happy unboxing & tasting TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://www.tiktok.com/@siennylovesdraw/video/7000733855502109978

Online shopping ๐Ÿ›’๐ŸŒ: https://shp.ee/jcaxuai (JMMcookies official store)

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Wishing all a happy blessed Mid Autumn Festival celebration with your loved ones ๐Ÿฅฎ๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŽ‹๐Ÿฐ

More festive gifting ideas via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2021/02/16/festive-gifting-guide/

#LocalSmallBusiness #SupportLocal #midautumfestival #mooncake #mooncakes #cake #cakes #dessert #desserts #tea #healthylifestyle #health #healthy #wellness #wellbeing #food #foodie #foodies #snacks #cookies #festive #eat #lifestyle #gifting #gifrbox #gift #gifts #giftideas #DIY #ZHjaya #musangking #musangkingmooncake #Malaysia

4 Places of Where to Eat @ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Continue from SiennyLovesDrawingโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป earlier blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ via ๐ŸŒhttps://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2020/05/19/things-cant-wait-to-do-after-the-end-of-covid19-lockdown/

After the long period of Movement Control Orders (MCO) & Conditional Movement Control Orders (CMCO), now we can travel within districts of a state here

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป as a food lover ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค would like to sharing here about 4 places of where to eat @ Kuala Lumpur (KL) ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป really missing all good foods in her living city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ ~ KL, do also read on her earlier blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ before the lockdown in Malaysia ya ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ & more towards the end of this story, do continue reading on ya

https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2020/03/03/where-what-to-eat-kuala-lumpur-malaysia/

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So, let’s explore where๐Ÿ“& what to eat ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค below which all being discovered from her participation to #KualaLumpur4all trip while you’re in KL city ya ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™

A combination of Malaysian cuisines, desserts e.g. egg ๐Ÿฅš bubble wrap waffle, Nyonya kuih muih, cendol bowl ๐Ÿง, as well as healthy organic pizza ๐Ÿ• & bread ๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿž

1๏ธโƒฃ Rasa Desa KL

1st time dined in this restaurant for traditional village cooking dishes, yummy dinner!

Smoked Beef ๐Ÿฅฉ In Tumeric Coconut ๐Ÿฅฅ๐Ÿฅ› Milk

Daging ๐Ÿฅฉ Salai Masakan Lemak Nogori in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ‘s national language

It’s Negeri Sembilan original smoked beef ๐Ÿฅฉ & fermented bamboo๐ŸŽshoots (AKA rebung in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ‘s national language) in bursting spicy ๐ŸŒถ tumeric coconut milk ๐Ÿฅฅ๐Ÿฅ›

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Yes โœ…, really bursting spicy ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒถ for SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป to enjoy, moreover personally she is not โŒ a fan to rebung ๐ŸŽ

Malaysian ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Style Crispy Spiced Fried Chicken ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ—
Ayam Goreng ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ— Berempah in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ‘s national language

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Her favourite ๐Ÿ’— among all the dishes served that night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ as dinner ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด, very juicy crispy to enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค & potentially you will get addicted to enjoy a piece after another ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—

Asam Pedas ๐ŸŒถ Fresh Stingray

Slightly spicy ๐ŸŒถ for SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป to enjoy though she loves ๐Ÿ’— stingray aka ikan pari in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ‘s national language

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Surely a dining ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดplace to taste ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค the authentic Malaysian dishes ya ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿฒ

Address๐Ÿ“: No. 47, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia
Operation hours๐Ÿ•š: Mon to Wed 11am to 5pm, Thu to Sat 11am to 3pm & 6.30pm to 10pm
Contact no.: +6011-23372221

2๏ธโƒฃ Big Baba

The head Chef ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ here named Uncle Baba loves โค๏ธ & takes pride in traditional cooking ๐Ÿฅ˜ with recipes passed down from generations with best ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ingredients to serving Peranakan cuisine to all its dining guests ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

Nyonya peranakan dishes & kuih muih served here all tempting delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

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She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป recommends ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป below Nyonya dishes served here from her personal preference ya ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜‹

Pong Teh

A non spicy โŒ๐ŸŒถ dish ~ Peranakan chicken ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ“ stew served with potatoes ๐Ÿฅ” , she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป loves ๐Ÿ’— the tasty stew potatoes ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿคค

Sambal Petai Prawn ๐Ÿฆ

Though she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป never โŒ a fan to petai (smelly ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿปbean), however this spicy prawn ๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฆ dish is delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค to enjoy the freshness of the prawn, yummyโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Nyonya Claypot Pineapple ๐Ÿ Prawn ๐Ÿฆ

Ha…Ha…Yes โœ…, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is a prawn lover ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿฆ & this is her favourite ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Peranakan dish from here ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

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She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป loves ๐Ÿ’— the fragrant & juicy pineapple ๐Ÿ gravy to pair with the prawn ๐Ÿฆ , missed this so much ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‹

Itik Tim

A salted vegetable soup ๐Ÿฒ dish with braised duck ๐Ÿฆ† in it

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A non spicy โŒ๐ŸŒถ yet appetitive ๐Ÿคค soup to complete your meal ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด

Hmm…Just that the duck ๐Ÿฆ† meat slightly harder to chew on…๐Ÿ˜Œ

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Also the refreshing tasty cendol dessert ๐Ÿง, definitely mouth watering ๐Ÿคค to complete your meal here. Yummyliciousโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

The Malacca sweet sauce is served separately so that you can adjust your own sweet level to enjoy your bowl of cendol ๐Ÿง, perfectโ€ผ๏ธโœŒ๐Ÿป

Address๐Ÿ“: No 34. Ground Floor, Jalan 2/109E, Desa Business Park, Taman Desa, Jalan Klang Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia
Operation hours๐Ÿ•š: 11am to 3pm & 5.30pm to 9pm daily, except Monday
Contact no.: +6017-9813168 & +6017-3332220

3๏ธโƒฃ Bubble Bee Cafe

Ohh my…SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป really loves ๐Ÿ’— the signature โญ๏ธ egg ๐Ÿฅš bubble wrap waffle named Simply Nuts ๐ŸŒฐ๐Ÿฅœ

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has personally requested for some changes i.e. Chocolate ๐Ÿซ sauce, chocolate ๐Ÿซ gelato & added on her favourite Oreo cookies ๐Ÿช Woowโ€ผ๏ธ Chocolicousโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

Also a refreshing beverage ๐Ÿฅค~ Iced Butterfly ๐Ÿฆ‹ Pea Honey ๐Ÿฏ

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It’s an interesting drink as she has observed that when the drink ๐Ÿฅค served it’s in blue ๐Ÿ’™ (natural colour from butterfly ๐Ÿฆ‹ pea flower) & dark brown (honey ๐Ÿฏ) at the bottom of the glass ๐Ÿฅค, then she added the lemon juice ๐Ÿ‹ & the drink changed its colour to purple ๐Ÿ’œ Woowโ€ผ๏ธ

Ohh ya…A perfect cafe to chill & relaxing after your sunny โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒž sweating #OOTD photos ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ & videos ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ session @ Kwai Chai Hong, do enjoy reading via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2019/11/12/5-must-not-miss-kuala-lumpur-malaysia/

Address๐Ÿ“: 139, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia
Operation hours๐Ÿ•˜: 9am to 6pm daily
Contact no.: +6016-2289881

4๏ธโƒฃ Kenny Hills Bakers

The best bakery that SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has ever visited & enjoyed from here the healthy delicious organic wood-fired ๐Ÿ”ฅโ™จ๏ธ pizzas ๐Ÿ• , pastries ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿฉ, breads ๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿž๐Ÿฅ & many moreโ€ผ๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

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This bakery supports the Real Bread ๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿž Campaign to offer all its guests ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ to taste the authentic texture of handcrafted artisan bread ๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿž

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Yes โœ…, all breads ๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿž here are handmade ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿปby skilled & dedicated bakers ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ with the traditional baking techniques & only with the high โฌ†๏ธ quality stone milled organic flour as ingredient ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

All the breads ๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿž here contain no โŒ preservatives, โŒ additives, โŒ softeners, โŒ bread improvers & etc.

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Personally she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป recommends ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป you all ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ to enjoy the tasty delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค wood-fired ๐Ÿ”ฅโ™จ๏ธ pizzas ๐Ÿ• , especially the 3๏ธโƒฃ cheese ๐Ÿง€ ~ Mozzarella, Manchego & Blue Cheese (Cheese ๐Ÿง€ lovers ๐Ÿ’— not to missโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค), also the Al Funghi ๐Ÿ„ ~ Portobello, Button & Oyster Mushrooms, Mozzarella & Truffle Oil (Must have ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜‹ for mushroom ๐Ÿ„ lovers ๐Ÿ’—)

Address๐Ÿ“: 241-B, Lorong Nibong, Off Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia
Operation hours๐Ÿ•—: 8am to 10pm daily
Contact no.: https://www.kennyhillsbakers.com/locations
IG: https://www.instagram.com/kennyhillsbakers/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/kennyhillsbakers/

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So, let’s exploring & enjoy great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป foods @ KL ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

Also to check out more places from her KL journeys

https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/opps-siennylovesdrawing-doesnt-really-know-her-living-city-kuala-lumpur-kl-%f0%9f%98%86%f0%9f%98%89/

https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/11/18/fun-places-in-kuala-lumpur-malaysia-%f0%9f%87%b2%f0%9f%87%be/

https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2019/11/12/5-must-not-miss-kuala-lumpur-malaysia/

https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2020/06/30/saloma-link-bridge-insta-worthy-tourist-spot-kuala-lumpur-malaysia/

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