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Old 27-05-2009, 10:25 AM   #61
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i go there, i always get Tokyo Banana and the various dango and come back. LOL
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Old 27-05-2009, 02:30 PM   #62
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mine also tour guide's recommendation. then whole tour group went to snatch up all the stock available... think we managed to clear out 2 of the shops selling it in domestic airport
limited to 3 boxes per customer at domestic airport also
i saw this at nishijo fish market in sapporo city.

bought 2 boxes for 840 yen each yet to try. too much food in bag.

thanks for the rokkatei recommendation. really really good. i love it.

i got

3X kitakaro baumkuchen
3X furano jam factory jams
2X le tao chocolates
lots of ika-meshi
3 small boxes of royce
3 small boxes shiroi koibitsu (which i dont really like)
1 box of rokkatei
2 box of hokkaido potato
2 500g packs of hotate isoyaki
3 boxes of lavender biscuits

nearly overloaded my luggage most of it is for relatives and family. im a student so just bought some postcards for my colleagues.
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Old 27-05-2009, 02:53 PM   #63
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lol lots of stuff u got there!

i just got 1 box of melon choco for my colleague..
i tried the tea? choco at Le tao, didnt really like then didnt buy it.. hear the cheese cake is nice too there.

I forgot about rokkatei

my tour guide also recommended Bread papa cream puff

my high damage was on Kobe beef and live karaba crab and scallop... ouch >.<
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Old 27-05-2009, 03:14 PM   #64
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lol lots of stuff u got there!

i just got 1 box of melon choco for my colleague..
i tried the tea? choco at Le tao, didnt really like then didnt buy it.. hear the cheese cake is nice too there.

I forgot about rokkatei

my tour guide also recommended Bread papa cream puff

my high damage was on Kobe beef and live karaba crab and scallop... ouch >.<
there's more stuff but im lazy to list down

TR coming soon once i can find my memory cards. had an enjoyable crab buffet at sapporo thanks to brother dreamer.

my main damage was on sightseeing. lake kawaguchigo cost me 17k yen because i lost me retro bus passport.
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Old 27-05-2009, 03:33 PM   #65
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Haha.. royce chocolates very heavenly! the one which is Grand Marnier flavour I think was the best. We only got 1 box lor... next time round must tapau them all. hehe.
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Old 27-05-2009, 06:27 PM   #66
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lol lots of stuff u got there!

i just got 1 box of melon choco for my colleague..
i tried the tea? choco at Le tao, didnt really like then didnt buy it.. hear the cheese cake is nice too there.

I forgot about rokkatei

my tour guide also recommended Bread papa cream puff

my high damage was on Kobe beef and live karaba crab and scallop... ouch >.<
wat is the dmg for the crab?
tt time i spent approx SG$250 for a huge crab in hokkaido.. dunno whether it is karaba crab
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Old 29-05-2009, 03:23 PM   #67
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one of the better commercial chocolates you can get in Hokkaido (better than Royce) is from Le Tao. They use better grade cocoa beans and you can really relish the difference. Alternatively, visit the many specialist chocolatiers all around major cities of Japan, they are all excellent, much better stuff than you can find in SG. Don't settle for those things you find at the airport, etc, they are pumped full of preservatives and palm oil.

For biscuits (like shiroi koibito, which imo is overrated), Rokkatei and Kitakaro are by far the benchmark brands in Hokkaido, not including smaller companies that produce small batches of designer confectionary. Rokkatei's Marusei Butter is, to this day, the most delicious biscuit i've ever tasted. It's an explosion of delicate small-crumbed buttery shortbread, smooth and whispery white chocolate and tiny bombs of rum-soaked raisins. It's an art piece in your mouth. Each piece costs about $2 but it's so worth it! The sad thing is its shelf-life of merely 3 days...
i just tried this...very nice!
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Old 29-05-2009, 03:56 PM   #68
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wat is the dmg for the crab?
tt time i spent approx SG$250 for a huge crab in hokkaido.. dunno whether it is karaba crab
13000yen. also not sure got kanna chop ornot. the tour guide brought us to the place one.
Later on at otaru, i see many price for taraba crab. 7800~15000yen range, i think dependinig on size?

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Old 02-06-2009, 02:27 PM   #69
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this is mine... think i kanna chopped
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:29 PM   #70
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I bought 9 x 500g of smoked cuttlefish, various baumkuchen from taka and odaiyu back
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:35 PM   #71
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this is mine... think i kanna chopped

which restaurant u went to? scally same your crab look a little different

the one i went has the big crab and bear on the roof and facing the sea one





this is how they serve
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looks like tt is where they bring all the tourists to get chopped!!



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Old 02-06-2009, 08:03 PM   #73
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dreamer and stars, get this from domestic airport in hokkaido. very nice! must try!!
thanks for recommending this bro. it tasted really good.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:08 PM   #74
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this one u can buy anywhere in Hokkaido huh ??
thanks for recommending this bro. it tasted really good.
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thanks for recommending this bro. it tasted really good.
no problem, glad u enjoy it
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