We headed to Dusseldorf for the weekend!! Did you know Dusseldorf, Germany has the largest population of Japanese ex-pat's in ALL of Europe! Do you know what that means?? Getting my Japanese grub on!! muhahaha!
I'm currently completely obsessed with this Maxi dress that I got from Forever 21 it's the most amazing Orchid color!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I'm also obsessed with the dagger necklace I found at H&M! :)
Adding in the Hubs (because he's soooo much cooler than me ::CRIES:: hahaha :)!
It's so pretty here!
Please excuse my very scruffy slightly homeless looking dogs.. they are in desperate need of a haircut.. but I've been reluctant to take them to the groomers because it's so cold here.
I LOVEEEEEEEEEE Molton Brown products!
I could not get over how adorable this cafe was!
|Ebi Fry w/ Tonkatsu sauce|
|Miso soup & Oyakodon|
OMGGGG the Oyakodon was SOOO delicious!! I was literally hyperventilating as I was eating it bahahahaha! I dunno.. maybe it's because I haven't had good Japanese food in like 8+ months! :p
Found an amazing Japanese bakery with some of my favorite things that I use to eat on the daily when I still lived in Hawaii! YAY! :)
So pretty! I love cherry blossoms!
It's Ramen time!
I've been having SERIOUS ramen withdrawals.. like really good and rich ramen.. and I had read that there was a place that had AMAZING ramen!
Had to snap a pic of this because it says "TAIWAN RAMEN" MUHAHAH! Taiwan pride! :p Coincidentally there were two girls eating behind me that were FROM Taiwan!! I got all excited hahah it helped ease a little bit of the homesickness :)
OMGGGG BEST CHICKEN KARAAGE EVER!!
It was soooo nommy! It was piping hot, crunchy but not too much breading and soooo juicy.
|Chicken Karaage Ramen|
Look at that GIANT spoon!
I seriously wanted to jack the spoon.. muhahaha I need a big soup spoon like this at home haha.
How ADORBS is the Hubs hahahah :p
BTW this was about 15 min after the restaurant opened (and yes we were the first patrons in line hahah). We tried to go the restaurant TWICE the day before.. but both times they had like RIDICULOUSLY long lines and we gave up waiting both times.. so we decided to get there 30 min before they opened the next day. The things I will do (and make the Hubs do muhahah) for good food!
My ramen was amazing.. the miso was soooo rich and creamy you could tell they threw in some pork bones in there because the soup was way more delicious than a typical miso soup. The noodles were the perfect texture.. apparently their noodles come straight from Sapporo, Japan. The best part was the meat.. they had Char Siu.. which was only OK.. but the star was this fried thin fatty pork they threw in there. OMGGGGGGGG the thin fatty pork was SO GOOD it was so good it was almost disgusting hahaha.
Completely obscene shot of my eggs. And yes it tasted completely obscene as well!!! :p
Our verdict? The Hub's said this was the best Ramen meal he's ever had in his entire life.. I dunno if it's the best in my entire life.. but I would def say it beats out any place in the SF Bay area and it's definitely on par with the ramen from Hawaii!! WHOOP WHOOP! To bad it's also 4+ hours away *sigh* I cannot believe I have to drive 8 hours for ramen!! ARGH! But it was worth it! :p
For MONTHS the Hubs has been walking around our city and pointing at different people wearing Superdry jackets and wondering a loud where they were getting them from. Well on our LOOOONG 4+ hour drive back from Dusseldorf we fell upon a giant outlet and decided to take a break and check it out. Low and behold a Superdry outlet store! The Hubs was ecstatic and found an awesome jacket which he's completely in love with.
Even better is that I went on the Superdry website after I got home to check out the prices.. and the jacket he picked up is BRAND NEW and still being sold on the website.. and he got it for about $30 bucks cheaper!!! MUHAHAHA. I have a sickness.. I NEED to feel like I got a good deal..
Some of you that follow me on twitter may have seen my latest acquisition! A pair of something blue that I picked up in Dusseldorf!
Which I have since moved onto my shoe shelf!
Are you totally surprised that they aren't a pair of blue shoes HAHA!!
They are in fact a pair of Foo Lions and not what is commonly misinterpreted in English as Foo Dogs.. I'm not entirely sure why they are translated into Dogs.. possibly because of the Shih tzu which in Chinese literally translates to "Lion Dog".
Anyways I loooooove love them on my shoe shelf.. especially next to my pair of fuchsia Brian Atwoods.. however now that I've mentioned a "pair of something blue" I am starting to feel that I desperately need a pair of blue shoes bahahahahahaha. oy.