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Nadeshiko Sushi: Women Make Inroads in a Traditional Industry

A new restaurant is challenging a traditionally male-dominated domain.

Sushi

Five simple ways to take your curry rice to the next level

Curry rice is the perfect Japanese comfort food. It’s hearty, filling, sweet and just a little bit spicy, being a much milder version of Indian curry …

Japan

An Intermediate Guide to Fine-Dining in Japan (Tokyo/Autumn)

Why not for the beginners... This is an "Intermediate" guide for aspiring fine diners visiting Japan. My "Intermediate" means something between …

Japan

Why you should eat wasabi with your sushi – the secrets behind 10 Japanese food pairings

Traditions are taken very seriously in Japan, and one of the most noticeable examples is Japanese food. Certain foods and seasonings are always paired

Sushi

Peach-scented and flavored strawberries seriously trip us up, still taste deliciously sweet

As I’m currently teaching at a high school, I already have plenty of teenagers trying to do things like change the due dates of their assignmentsmess …

Strawberries

We visit a reasonably-priced sushi shop so good you’ll forget all about that “Jiro” guy

With a whole documentary devoted to him and a coveted place in the Michelin Guide, the (reportedly) rather ornery owner of renowned sushi shop Sushi …

Sushi

The best restaurants in Tokyo and Kyoto – chosen by Japan’s top chefs

Dining at the tiny counter at Kappo Sakamoto in the Gion district of Kyoto, I glance up at our chef, Ryuta Sakamoto, who’s quietly preparing our next course. Sake in hand, I decide to break with etiquette and ask if he knows a good place to buy a bento box. He pauses, considering the problems my …

Japan

Six ways to discover the art of Japanese cuisine

Get the most out of Japanese Culinary Immersion, this spring’s can’t-miss gourmet exhibit

Long before Tabelog, Michelin or Time Out came along to …

Japan

Frogalicious! Japanese cafe serves a whole frog burger

What did the frog order with its burger? French flies and a diet Croak.

A whole frog, minus the flies and croak, will soon be offered as a burger by a cafe in the Japanese city of Yokohama.

The deep fried frog will be served in a black bun, colored with bamboo charcoal, and topped with lettuce.

For a …

Japan

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Special tonkatsu.
Kuroge Amami no Shimabuta. Rosu. Sirloin of black pork, from Amami-Ohshima (Kagoshima).The premium choice at Butagumi Dining, …

‘We need 140 live shrimp now!’: the inside story of Noma Japan

The kitchen was two courses into its trial run when something began to go terribly wrong. Made from several varieties of local fruit set in a pool of kelp oil and dotted with tiny rounds of sancho pepper, the citrus dish’s bright juiciness and deep savouriness were delicious enough to encourage …

Japan

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Is there any food more comforting and satisfying than a nabe? Sitting around a bubbling casserole watching your dinner cook satisfies all the senses, …

Tokyo

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Have you heard? There’s a Michelin two-star chef running a two-month pop-up in central Tokyo. But this one is not inside a plush, high-rise hotel. …

Japan

Ichiran Ramen 一蘭 – Indeed, One Of Japan’s Best Tonkotsu Ramen + How To Order An Ichiran Ramen

[Japan] Ichiran Ramen 一蘭 is known as one of the best ramen in Japan, if not the best – mass market wise. Not exaggerating, but my friends would get …

Japan

Tokyo Best Eats 2014

Tokyo is a wonderful place to find great eats. But even so, you still need to do a bit of homework to separate the good from the “really worth the …

Kururi: The Best Miso Ramen in Tokyo

To me, travelling inevitably means one thing: good eats I can’t find at home. I almost always fall for hype so you might find me patiently waiting in …

Gontran Cherrier Tokyo – Some Of The Best Pastries, Especially The Croissant

[Tokyo, Japan] The Japanese make some of the best pastries in the world, other than the French. Its not difficult to find some life changing bakeries …

Tokyo

The 5 Ramen Shops You Should Visit in Tokyo

I love ramen and I eat a lot of it, especially when I’m in Tokyo, where I have two ramen shops of my own. More than half of my correspondence from …

Tokyo

This ‘Rock Climbing’ ramen will make a man out of you!

Niigata is one of the largest prefectures in Japan by area. Apparently, their ramen is also on the larger side. And by larger, we mean XXXXL. The …

Ata: A Tokyo seafood bistro that does so much more than seafood

Bouillabaisse, fish and chips, beef Parmentier, foie gras dengaku. For a self-proclaimed seafood bistro, Ata certainly covers a lot of territory — …

A Guide to the Regional Ramen of Japan

A bowl of ramen consists of four basic elements: the broth, the tare, the noodles, and the toppings. The broth is generally a mix of pork, chicken, …

Ramen

Takemura: as traditional as it gets

Sweetshops don't get much more traditional than Takemura; inside and out it is a classic. Founded in 1930, this handsome two-story wooden building …

Ringing in the new year with some old favorites

What better way to start the New Year than by looking back? After all, how can we move ahead if we don't know the past? Here are five classic Tokyo …