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Ukyo, Tokyo

You want to find a good sake bar? Just ask your friend who owns a sake brewery!<p>When we were in Tokyo last month, we hoped to hook up with our friend …

Japan's Yanagiya – is this the best restaurant on the planet?

This invitation-only restaurant near Nagoya holds the No 1 spot on Tabelog, Japan’s most popular dining website. And no wonder: the skewers of fat-cloaked duck, boar and venison are grilled to perfection<p>Anointing the “best restaurant in the world” has become a mini-industry. Last week, the Black …

Japan

Japan's food artisans: in pursuit of perfection

The secret to Japanese food is specialising in one thing and doing it perfectly. Forever. In an extract from his new book Rice, Noodle, Fish, Matt Goulding profiles four masters of their trade<p>There are a dozen factors that make Japanese food so special – ingredient obsession, technical precision, …

Japan

Four Questions You Need To Answer Before Eating Sushi in Japan

<b>Four Questions You Need To Answer Before Eating Sushi in Japan</b><p>People visiting Japan often ask me for sushi recommendations. Despite my status as a …

Japan

How to Make Pork Rillettes: Party Food That's Fancy and Easy

There was a period in my life when I spent a lot of time catering fancy parties, which meant I spent a lot of time cooking hundreds of portions of teeny-tiny hors d'oeuvres. Pork <i>rillettes</i>—a creamy spread from France—were a godsend in those situations. They're cheap, they're delicious, they sound …

Seafood

Miyazono (鮨 宮園), Tokyo

Right opposite to the famous tonkatsu place, Butagumi, there’s Miyazono. If you don’t have the energy to fit yourself into one of those famous sushi …

Japan

Transform Any Meatball with This Truly Unique Technique

Do you have a favorite food that makes itself at home as easily on a dinner table as it does a party spread or even a lunch box? For me, that versatile dish is a meatball. Not just any meatball, but a Japanese meatball called <i>tsukune</i>. In my mind, this chicken meatball is the tastiest team player of …

How to Make Japanese Soft-Cooked Eggs (Onsen Tamago), No Hot Spring Required

Long before sous vide and immersion circulators, before instant-read digital thermometers, before temperature-stable combi ovens, before any of the modern gear and techniques that we use to cook something as simple as an egg at consistent sub-boiling temperatures, there was Japanese <i>onsen tamago</i>.</i> …

Sushi Keita in Tsukiji, Tokyo

Namaiki

<b>Namaiki</b><br>Tabelog | 03-5817-8929 <br>Address: 6-14-7 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo<br>Access: 1 minute from Suehirocho station, 7 minutes from Akihabara …

Tokuyamazushi: Wild dining from lake and forest in Shiga

Owner-chef Hiroaki Tokuyama prepares modern versions of narezushi, which he serves as part of his multicourse meals featuring local fish and game.

Food & Dining

Best Ramen in Tokyo 2017

<b>The Best Ramen in Tokyo</b> <br>2017 Edition<p>In 2017, my pace picked up significantly. Though I ate around the same number of bowls in total as in 2016, I …

A Few Not-So-Classic Ingredients Make a More Savory Shepherd's Pie

Years ago, while studying in London, I noticed a critical detail in the way a lot of Brits eat that helps explain why their food often gets a bad rap from outsiders. Let's say, just as an example, that I'm at a pub eating dinner, and on my plate are some mashed potatoes, boiled peas, and roast meat …

Cooking

How to Sharpen a Knife With a Waterstone

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>There is nothing more frustrating in the kitchen than a dull knife. Not only does it make prep work a chore and your finished product less attractive, but it's also downright dangerous. A dull blade requires more pressure to cut into a food, and can easily slip …

Chicken Sashimi & An Unexpected Final Night in Tokyo, Toriki Yakitori

Life is a funny thing. I had a recommendation for a yakitori place in Tokyo. It was called Toriki. Being the very last night of our trip to Tokyo it …

Japan

Kanemasu (Tokyo, April 2015)

Kanemasu is one of those normal stand-up izakayas that is so prevalent in Tokyo.<p><b>Or is it?</b><p>Well, for starters, the elderly taisho here trained at …

Japan

Pork, Salt, Air, and Time: The Long Road to Prosciutto di Parma

The curing cellar at Pio Tosini unfolds in more directions than the eye can see. Salted hams hang on floor-to-ceiling racks in long corridors, each a mirror image of the next. It's vast and eerily still, but undeniably alive; I feel as though I've been swept into a current of silent, invisible …

Italy

Tadenoha: A taste of rural Japan in the heart of Tokyo

As the days draw in and the nights get chilly, what greater pleasure could there be than settling in by a warm hearth stacked with ...

Tokyo

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Brining Chicken or Turkey

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Brining or dry-brining your bird can mean the difference between dry turkey and supremely moist and plump turkey. Over the years, I've written many articles on brining (or not brining) turkeys. Much of this info can already be found in our Definitive Guide to …

Tamai Anago in Nihonbashi

Back behind Takashimaya Department Store in Nihonbashi, in a lovely old wooden structure built back when Elvis graduated from high school, is a shop …

Japan
Restaurants

6 Questions With the Man Selling the Holy Grail of Vintage Watches (Updated)

<i>Updated: On October 26th, 2017, Paul Newman’s Dayonta sold at Phillips for $17,752,500 (including buyer’s premium), making it the most expensive</i> …

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Dry-Aging Beef at Home

GalleryThe Food Lab's Complete Guide to Dry-Aging Beef at Home<p>Sometimes I get emails from readers that say something along the lines of "You said in article X one thing, then, a couple years later, in article Y, you said almost the complete opposite. What gives? Don't you believe in science, and …

Japanese Knives and Sakai (The City of Knives!)

Traditional Japanese knives also feature wooden handles with buffalo hole ferrules. The blade is fixed into the handle by heating the handle section …

The one place in the world that could make Anthony Bourdain give up traveling

Anthony Bourdain never seems to sit still for more than five minutes. The chef travels around the globe for his show <i>Parts Unknown</i>, eating and …

Anthony Bourdain
Beef

Don't Put Your Hand in the Noodle Machine: Notes From Ramen School in Osaka

<i>Toranoana Ramen School Osaka, December 2013</i><p>Some people use a sledgehammer at work. The rest of us, particularly the guys, figure that if it ever came down to it, we'd be pretty good at swinging one.<p>That's what I was thinking when Miyajima-sensei handed me a bag of bloody pork leg bones and a …

Japan

Japanese Mentaiko Spaghetti: Drunk Food So Good, You Can Eat It Sober

Can drunk food be a thing of beauty? Not to your hungry, blotto eyes, no, that's not what I mean—everything edible looks beautiful to them. I mean, something that's truly a sight to behold. I believe the answer is yes, and I submit to you Exhibit A, Japanese Mentaiko Spaghetti. Just look at that …

Sake Diary - Kikuya: Ebisu

Kikuya is Tokyo's first stand-up tempura and craft-sake bar, an extremely specific culinary niche that we didn't realize needed filling until we …

Dining Rooms