Thursday, October 20, 2005

Fisherman's Market Kobe

Nearby Kobe Harbourland, there is a mosaic-like effect shopping and gourmet food mall. Vicky and I had dinner in the Fisherman's Market.
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Welcome to Fisherman's Market Kobe !
All-you-can-eat seafood buffet : 2800 yen / person.
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Large selection of seafood (sushi, chilled shellfish, fried seafood appetizers and entrees and more) plus pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salad bar.
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First serving. Soup (tomato-base with fishball) and seven varieties of salad (e.g. smoked salmon, tuna sashimi, caesar salad and etc).
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Second serving. Huge crab legs and other fried seafood appetizers. Pizza and pasta.
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Third serving. All-you-can eat prawns. Clams and oysters. Yum yum. I love carbonara pasta. It is never worth to eat buffet. I know that I could only eat this much. Sometimes I just try so hard and continue gabbing the food, continue eating and so much damage to the body (overfeeding of the body in a single meal).
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Fourth serving. Here I go again. Dessert and cakes. Oh, I have eaten too much. We must go !
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Last serving. Burrppp ! Pathetic I know ... four scoops of ice cream.
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The seafood buffet was just ok. Nothing splendid but the staffs were quite friendly. The restaurant was a little crowded (weekend nights probably). Canary Wharf vs Canary Warf (hhmmm).
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The many empty cans of clams.
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The 108 metre high Kobe Tower at night.
kobe harbourland
The giant ferris wheel and the classy MOSAIC shopping mall at night - notable tourist promenade. Really cool spinning bright lights from the ferris wheel and the way it reflects on sea water.
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Click here : Shop Guide to Mosaic Kobe Harbourland (in japanese only).
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Kobe has strived to recover from the tremendous sorrow and damage by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. The city has moved forward with renewed vitality. Kobe now presents a contrast between the old and the new, providing a colourful way of life and enjoying a reputation as an international port city where people from both Japan and abroad love to live (seen here is a painting of the Old Harbour).

12 comments:

zbjernak said...

wah wah wah
so delicious and so tempting...
4 rounds and you stop?
hmmmm

but ur four round also quite a lot lah the portion

their english really sucks? somemore print so big..warf
kakakakakakakakaka

the night scene is beautiful

Anonymous said...

I think ur best pciture ever, the tower and the campbell.
Ganbatte
ed

Ed said...

Very American-looking. You're making me hungry with the plates of food. I love seafood. BTW, this might sound kind of ignorant but is Kobe where the Kobe beef originated?

Sidney said...

Yummy! Looks great food.
I agree very American looking !

Lrong said...

Gone are my days of gorging food in all-you-can-eat joints... but your stamina looked pretty impressive... shall be bringing three busloads of students to Kobe on 2nd November... waaaahh...

Amanda Brightwell said...

I'm allergic to seafood =(

Patrick Leong said...

zbjernak : i can never get my money worth at buffets ... although me trying to eat as much as possible at buffets - a typical kiasu trait :P

eddie : what about campbell ? you sound weird (gambatte) ??? are you ok ?

ed : oh .. two ed(s). yup. you are right. kobe beef is one of the top grade beef in japan. mainly four breeds raised in the hyogo prefecture. i have never been to a kobe beef restaurant (i think) despite living here for more than 3 years.

sidney : yea. i think that's how kobe is perceived by many - that it has an international flavor - yum yum :P

lrong : well. i was able to go on four or five rounds during that buffet session because i skipped breakfast and lunch that day. only had 3 little buta manju(s) before dinner. kobe is interesting. i have been there so many times and yet still not bored with it.

amanda : i am sorry to hear that. other foods ok ? peanuts ? eggs ?

Anonymous said...

sinful pics of the food. Seafood is one of my fav food! Now with all the birdflu, madcow disease and Nipah encephalitis virus in pigs, I might as well go seafood-tarian. Ah...but too expensive!!
Ai Ling

emotionalistic said...

Yum Yum~~~~ The seafood looks fresh and delicious. You ate all of them?

Anonymous said...

ganbatte in a sarcastic way... still dont get it?

Patrick Leong said...

ai ling : yea. food safety - a rising trend now.

emotionalistic : yes. i did. it was quite a torture at the end.

Jessica said...

I went here once!! They have alot of varieties, especially the seafood & desserts yumms. I went foor 4 rounds and almost can't get up from my seat. Definitely going there again :)

p/s: love the pictures :)