We spent the rest of the evening shopping at Harajuku… and moving on to Shibuya. I don’t take much photos while shopping so the above shot is about all I have. Other than clothes, gloves, boots, sock, hats and accessories, I actually bought a ton of bra and panties cause they were comfortable … gorgeous ( very pretty and frilly and sweet ) and pretty cheap for the quality ( walcoal standards but prettier) . About and average of ¥2500 to ¥3000 per set of bra and panties. We wanted to head to the Burberry Blue boutique which was on the way to Shibuya but the store closed at 8pm. So it had to be done another day.
We were all really tired cold and hungry but there is this superb ramen store in Shibuya that served the most delicious ramen soup! The stock was full of flavor, the meats tender and they had a whole tub of fried garlic you can add in the soup. These fried garlic are unlike those in Singapore.. they are slices instead of diced and very crispy. And the egg was perfect for soup – hard boiled on on the outside with a semi solid yolk on the inside! I was in heaven!
Clara’s version is super spiced up with loads of shichimi ( Japanese chili pepper powder)… This crazy girl puts shichimi on everything and to the point where all you can taste is probably the chilli! I love shichimi to just not to such a extreme extend. In fact one of my favorite easy recipe for home baked ( I hate to fry) french fries is to add a little salt, sugar and shichimi to the fries for the perfect finish.
I’m sure some of you would wanna know the name of the place and the address. Unfortunately, I have no idea the name ( I gotta ask Clara, she might know) and as for the address… well, it was a really cramped food store ( no name-cards, websites or obvious address) in one of the many alleys in Shibuya so I could probably only get there by retracing my steps. It is near Shibuya 109 building though. I guess the best food is found in alleyways!!! hehe
When all the stores have closed, the last shops to close will be their huge well-stocked beauty store. To call it a beauty store is actually not doing them any justice at all… cause the one we went at Shibuya is 3 floors cramped full of medicine, make up, beauty tool, hair products, gadgets ( the japanese have the most out of the world inventions) and sundries! We just happened to take photos while we were in the basement doing some snacks shopping. One can spend hours in the store just browsing and the array of goods. To give you an example, Sushi was looking for a Mascara and that alone probably had about 20 -30 different types.
Then the daily routine is to head to the Family Mart or AM PM store near our hotel to stock up on drinks and snacks before retiring to the hotel. Family Mart or AM PM mart are similar to our 7-11 stores except that they are much better stocked. A huge magazine collection ( including manga and porn), Muji stuffs, fresh or frozen foods, make-up, beauty products, cakes, buns, snacks, drinks, etc. I love the chocolate and strawberry drinks! Yummy!
Back at the hotel we were busy packing and unpacking our goods as well as sharing our buys with each other. It’s plain old fun and mad girly time.
Yes… I was a little crazy and high on retail therapy. But I wasn’t the only one! You’ve gotta watch the video to find out how crazy we can be behind close doors!