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Ryo: Grilled eel perfectly paired with sake and relaxed style

Specialist unagi restaurants generally fall into two categories. Most follow tradition, evoking the old days when grilled freshwater eel was a humble …

Restaurants

Mimosa: Taking Shanghai cuisine to the next level

When a restaurant is so popular you have to reserve as much as a month in advance, there’s always a concern it may not live ...

Shanghai

Pizza Studio Tamaki: A challenger for the title of Tokyo’s best pie?

Tokyo’s best new pizzeria is not hard to find. Just a brief stroll from Akabanebashi Station, it faces out onto a quiet open space ringed ...

Tokyo

The 12 Best French Restaurants In Kyoto, Japan

Ryoriya Stephen Pantel<p>Think you know French food? Think again. Opened by French chef Stephen Pantel, Ryoriya Stephen Pantel breaks down culinary …

Restaurants

Kurosugi: A fish doesn't need to be sexy when it's sublime

Without a doubt the worst-named restaurant of the year is London’s “Sexy Fish.” But, the name — the audacity and stupidity of it — did set me …

Fish

Da Yuki: An authentic Neapolitan pizzeria

Da Yuki is an authentic, bijou Neapolitan pizzeria opened 10 years ago by Yuki Kamada, who, like many Japanese, is not prone to doing things in half …

Japan

Kappo: The Art of Dining in Osaka

When we learnt that we were headed to Osaka, we asked ourselves, “what must we eat?”<p>Because Osaka is affectionately known as the Kitchen of Japan, …

We visited an oden store in Shinbashi frequented by the late Kim Jong-nam

Oden tastes best when simmered in <b>flavorful history</b>.The world reeled in shock when Kim Jong-nam, eldest son of the deceased leader of North Korea, was …

Japan

Maruyamakippei

Placed in my top 2 Tonkatsu in my life. Absolutely great. It's deep-fried just right and tastes like heaven. They use the brand pork called "Hayashi …

Food

Heavenly Hayashi はやし

A couple of weeks ago I enjoyed a wonderful Kaiseki lunch at Restaurant Hayashi with my friend Michael aka the "Kyoto Foodie" who had been wanting to …

Nothing drawn out about Kappo Yamashita

This might be the year of <i>kappo</i> dining for me. Recently, I have often found myself seated at sparse counters opposite small teams of industrious …

Japan

Tokyo Cuisine Guide IRIFUNE (Okusawa)

Yakitori guide

<b>Succulent pieces of skewered chicken,</b> dipped in barbecue sauce, grilled to perfection over hot charcoal, then washed down with a cold beer - it's …

Food

One Comment

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 …

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 …

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 …

Don't Eat Sushi at Tsukiji Market

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 …

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 …

Japan