Hokkaido, Japan 2016 Day 7: Mitsui Outlet Mall and Last Day

breakfast at Mecure Sapporo Hotel

Another wonderful breakfast at Mecure Sapporo Hotel

October 8, 2016 ~ Day 7 in Hokkaido, Japan.

A week has passed by just like that!  Today’s itinerary was nothing more than a stop to the Mitsui Outlet Park Sapporo Kitahiroshima and flying back to Hong Kong.

We started with a later morning than usual with checkout time at 9 a.m.  Since we were staying at Mercure Sapporo again, the continental breakfast selection was more than familiar.  Last Japanese breakfast items for a while!

breakfast at Mecure Sapporo Hotel

I had to try one of everything… including all the condiments for the congee 😀

We arrived at the Mitsui Outlet Mall right at 10 a.m. when it opened and I was surprised to see a long line-up of people there.  Good thing we had been stuck in traffic for a bit and didn’t have to wait once we got there.

Mitsui Outlet Park Sapporo Kitahiroshima

10 a.m. line-up to go inside Mitsui Outlet Park Sapporo Kitahiroshima

Once inside the Mitsui Outlet Mall, occupying 2 levels and a basement, it was just like any other outlet mall out there with tons of western brand names.  I’m not a shopper.  My whole life, I’ve desired just to have a personal shopper who could advise and shop for me so I don’t have to do it.  😄  I’m not interested in shopping for clothes and 90% of the time, it really bores me.

Anyway, we were given 2 hours there and for the first hour, we strolled through casually for a walk to see what was around.

Mitsui Outlet Park Sapporo Kitahiroshima washroom

Female washroom inside the mall. They had a small urinal for little boys too!

 Pocari Sweat

Vending machine drink 😀

toy vending machines

Tons of small toy vending machines

Mitsui Outlet Park Sapporo Kitahiroshima Food court

Food court inside Mitsui Outlet Park Sapporo Kitahiroshima

Then I visited the glorious food court (only best part of the mall in my eyes) and I tried the donuts and ice cream from Lil’ Donuts and shared a bowl of ramen from Ramen Teshikaga.  The coupon book gave us a platter of free gyoza with it too!  There were so many people here eating that I wouldn’t be surprised if some people came here primarily for the food at the food court.

Lil' Donuts

Lil’ Donuts – soft serve ice cream and donut combo. ¥400

The small donut was so soft and freshly fried.  You could see the process from their glass windows.  The cute little donut went so well with the soft serve milk ice cream ^_^.  It was a perfect amount to get to try their ice cream and their feature donuts.

The Gyokaishiburi Shoyu Ramen was “ramen with a special soy sauce based soup”.  It came with a platter of 5 gyozas.  I loved the texture of the ramen  and the perfectly boiled egg.  Delicious!  The broth wasn’t too strong either.

Lil' Donuts

You could see the little donuts being made

Ramen Teshikaga food court

Ramen Teshikaga inside the food court

Gyokaishiburi Shoyu Ramen and five gyozas

Gyokaishiburi Shoyu Ramen ¥800 and five gyozas ¥210 (free)

The gyoza was perfect and the best I’ve had on this trip!  I was so grateful to have squeezed this quick meal into the “shopping” trip.  In fact,  if it weren’t for the tour, I wouldn’t have minded an extra couple of hours to just eat the rest of the restaurants at the food court.  It all looked so good!

 

Gyokaishiburi Shoyu Ramen

Yummy!!! Best ramen I had the whole trip

We hopped back on the bus at 12 p.m. and headed to lunch at the Ana Crowne Plaza on the 11th floor.

There wasn’t a lot included at lunch, but the sushi was good, the udon was really good.  We also pre-ordered uni, toro, sea urchin, as well as a special type of fish.

Ana Crowne Plaza set lunch

Set lunch at Ana Crowne Plaza

Ana Crowne Plaza 11th floor

What an incredible view out the window!

Toro

Toro ^_^

The sea urchin was good and even more fresh than the first day when I had had it, I wanted the bigger pieces.  By appearance, this portion looked exactly the same as the one bought at the supermarket.

sea urchin

We ordered two sets to share 🙂

The fish was really good and tender too!

Japanese fish

Fishy

Steamed egg and uni on nori

Steamed egg and the uni on some nori

After lunch, we went to the airport to check in.

New Chitose Airport

Checking in at New Chitose Airport

It was a very short rest of the day and thus, this trip to Hokkaido has ended.

Our tour guide highly recommended that we buy that LeTAO Japanese cheesecake which was available at the airport before we left.  It was a double cheese cheesecake!  I got to enjoy it when we arrived back in Hong Kong the next day.  We bought it and it was conveniently packed with dry ice for us.  There were three flavours!

LeTAO Japanese cheesecake

LeTAO Japanese cheesecake

Double Fromage LeTAO cheesecake

Double Fromage LeTAO cheesecake

 I love Hokkaido

I love Hokkaido headpiece

I already miss the food and feel that I still haven’t had that much food this trip.  Ah well, next trip.  Hope I can return to Japan sometime again to enjoy all the food. 🙂

plane

Bye-bye, Hokkaido! WKJ to HKG

View the blog posts for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, and Day 6 of my Hokkaido 2016 trip!

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