Eating in Japan

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Eating a meal and posing the question ‘If you could die any way, how would you do it?’ may not sound like the best lunch conversation but it was the …

Food

Tokyo Food: Higashiyama, Nakameguro

January 29th, 2011<br>This birthday I was given a clear directive from friends: no Japanese food, and I can’t make the reservation. Harsh! Well, I …

Watch: How Japan’s ‘Sushi God’ Creates His Masterpieces

From visits to the market to aging the tuna<p>Chef <b>Takashi Saito</b> of the three-Michelin-starred <b>Sushi Saito</b> is known as one of Tokyo’s premier sushi masters and this video gives some insight as to why.<p>The video follows Saito through the entire sushi making process, from his visits to the famous Tsukiji …

Japan

Koffee Mameya: Omotesando’s Coffee Doctor is Back with New Medicine

The closure of Omotesando Koffee was a sad loss when it shuttered its quaint doors in early 2016. What most caffeine fanatics didn’t realize, was …

Coffee shop that exists out of time found in Osaka, has super cheap pancakes!

Although <b>bleak and scary on the outside</b>, on the inside <b>Maruya</b> is the epitome of reliability and value.<p>Every once in a while, traveler/writer Kowloon …

Japan

Jiki Miyazawa 食宮ざわ – The all sesame tofu that gave it its fame

<b>Jiki Miyazawa 食宮ざわ (1 star)</b><p>553-1 Yaoha-cho, Sakaishijo Agaru Higashigawa,Kyoto 604-8123, Kyoto Prefecture<p>Near Gion Shijo station<p>Bridges, you would …

Recipes

Not just noodles: culinary adventures in northern Kyūshū

The quality of the gastronomic offerings in Japan’s southern island of Kyūshū could keep a food-focused traveller satisfied for decades. The culinary scene here is diverse and always comes with a story – an nth-generation recipe, a centuries-old technique, a tea-bearing monk – making the experience …

The Legendary Sushi Restaurant Made A Long-awaited Miraculous Revival.

One of the best Sushi restaurants in Japan, “Komatsu Yasuke” was closed in November 2015 which was a source of regret to the Sushi Fans nationwide. …

Mikasa @ Miyazakidai

So the other night I came to Mikasa, a tempura restaurant near Miyazakidai station in Kanagawa-ken. (sounds far but if you take the train it’s only …

Japan

Kaneko Hannosuke Honten 金子半之助 @ Mitsukoshimae

Upon seeing a photo of the ten-don from Kaneko Hannosuke I already decided that I would hike up mountains and swim through seas just to try it. I …

Japan

Don't Eat Sushi at Tsukiji Market - Eater

Eat the beef stew, curry rice, and ramen instead<p>Tsukiji is divided into two areas: the outer and inner markets. The outer market is the network of streets and alleys packed between the intersection of Shin-Ohashi-dori and Harumi-dori and the northern edge of Tsukiji’s actual fish market.<p>It’s filled …

Japan

Are you game enough to eat Fire Ramen at this Japanese restaurant in Kyoto?

<b>Fire ramen</b> has the potential to <b>singe your eyebrows</b> but that’s all part of the appeal.<p>From Michelin-starred ramen to varieties that look like mud, our …

Japan

A Dying Man's Lost Recipe Made His Daughter a Multimillionaire - Bloomberg

When Hiroe Tanaka’s father died, he left behind something that would change her life: a recipe for fried meat on a stick. It was an act of love. His …

Japan

Tokyo's Best Sushi You've Never Heard Of: Sushisho Saito

Don’t confuse Sushisho Saito, a tiny, hushed sanctuary for the <i>serious</i> sushi aficionado, with the 3 Michelin-starred tourist haven Saito. Though the …

Cuisine and menu-reading guide to Okinawan food

It was only a century ago that the kingdom of Okinawa was incorporated into Japan, and the southern islands still maintain their own distinctive …

Food

Let’s talk about steaks at Shima, Wagyu Mafia and Vesta

Tajima beef from Hyogo prefecture at ShimaNo other beef in the world can really compare to authentic Wagyu. Depending on the grade, sometimes the …

Steak

Japan’s clam chowder tempura is jiggly and crazy, but how does it taste? We find out

We imagined that <b>this would be either amazingly good or excruciatingly bad</b>, and <b>we were right</b>.<p>While <b>tempura</b> has become one of the representative foods …

Chowder

Torikado: Elevating yakitori to an art form

Tokyo has no shortage of yakitori restaurants. They range from funky, smoky hole-in-the-wall grills to elegant emporia serving prime skewers of the …

Art

Tonkatsu

<b>Tonkatsu</b> is one of Japan's most popular comfort foods. It's made by cutting pork fillets into thick slices that are heavily breaded and slowly …

Curries

The ultimate guilt-free treat? These salad cakes are made with vegetables

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine biting into a beautiful cake, but instead of a sugary rush you get the fresh flavors of celery, carrot and red cabbage.<p>"Salad cakes" -- a new craze in Japan -- offer exactly that experience.<p>Nagoya native Mitsuki Moriyasu, a cafe owner and food stylist, in 2015 invented what she …

Dessert

Unexpected eats: where to taste the Okinawan rainbow

Once the independent kingdom of Ryūkyū, Okinawan (or Ryūkyūan) cuisine is a different animal than that of ‘mainland’ Japan. While you’ll find all your favourite Japanese standards on the island chain, one of the joys of eating here comes from sampling its unique regional specialities.<p>While Okinawan …

The 5 Best Sushi Restaurants you should immediately visit in 2017

For the last couple of years, Tokyo has been in the midst of a "Sushi boom."<br>Battles are fought to earn the only few seats of popular sushi …

Tokyo treasure: The food at Japan's most exclusive restaurant Mibu can

As we began our descent into Tokyo Narita airport, the happy memory of my in- flight meal of grilled eel, steamed sea-urchin roe and simmered …

Every Single Insane Thing I've Done to Score a Reservation in Tokyo - Eater

"Tokyo is full of fiendishly elusive reservations."<p>I tried <i>everything</i> to get a reservation. I got Japanese friends to call, but they were repeatedly told the 10-seat restaurant was fully booked. I asked concierges at the city’s top hotels to help, but they needed at least two months notice, and, …

Sugalabo

Yosuke Suga and meAfter working for Joël Robuchon for 16 years in Paris, New York and other cities, Yosuke Suga came back to pursue his career in …

Japan

Toricho (鳥長), Tokyo

Toricho in Nerima is a famous place for raw chicken. However the telephone number is not opened to public so many couldn’t get hold of a reservation. …

Chicken Recipes

Osaka (part 1 of 2)

A few weeks ago, S and I made our very first trip to Osaka, Japan. While I’d been to Japan previously and had explored quite a fair bit of the …

Tokuyamazushi (徳山鮓), Shiga

Located right next to Lake Yogo, Tokuyamazushi is a hotel restaurant that serves some uncommon Japanese cuisines. A beautiful place with stunning …

Japan

Restaurant review: Three Michelin restaurants worth trying in Osaka, Japan | The Peak Singapore - Your Guide to The Finer Things in Life

Not all Michelin restaurants are created equal. We know that. A three Michelin-starred French restaurant in Hong Kong would probably be laughed out …