Eating in Japan

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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 …

Restaurants

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

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

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 …

Japan

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 …

Travel

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 …

Food
Cake

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 …

Restaurants

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 …

Restaurants

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, …

Tokyo

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 …

Restaurants

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. …

Food

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 …

Restaurants

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 …

Tokyo

Kadoya, Nishi Azabu, Tokyo

Just like Norm from <i>Cheers</i>, everyone needs a “local”, a place where “everybody knows your name” and you can comfortably relax and wind down after a …

Japan

Sushi Takumi Murase, Tokyo

With the help of Mutsumi’s cousin Yoko, I was able to score a coveted seat at the popular sushi restaurant Sushi Takumi Murase in Nishi-Azabu…<p>While …

Tokyo

Chinese cuisine of subtraction in Ginza

Pulling customers from everywhere in Japan, Kaikatei (開花亭) has become a very famous Chinese restaurant in Gifu, a prefecture in the middle of Japan. …

Restaurants

Sushi Imamura @ Shirokane, Tokyo, Japan - 鮨いまむら @ 白金 東京

<b>Services</b>: 9/10 <b><br>Scale</b>: [1=poor ---- 5=average/standard ---- 10=outstanding/exceptional]<p>Previously I had been mentioning about a few restaurants from …

[Tokyo] Sushi Ryusuke 鮨 竜介

<b>Rating: ❤❤❤❤</b><b></b><br>After my disastrous dinner at Harutaka, I was glad to have a redeeming sushi lunch at <b>Sushi Ryusuke</b> the next day. It was introduced to me …

Japan

A New Sushi Sho at Shinjuku Station?!

Let's say it was the best thing that happened to Shinjuku, the land where gourmet never prospered.<p>A new restaurant of our favorite "Sushisho" group …

Kawamura in Tokyo (Nov ’15): “where your food fantasies come true”

Kawamura in Ginza is a Western-cooking “yoshoku” restaurant, specializing in steak. It was brought to the attention of the English-speaking …

Restaurants

The History of Sushi in Japan from Narezushi to Nigiri

What is sushi, really? Where did it come from? We usually eat sushi without thinking too much about its roots. We just assume that the sushi we’re …

Kokoromai 心米

Kokoromai is one of those places hidden in plain sight. Fronting Gaien Nishi-dori, it looks easy to find on any map, yet we twice walked past the …

A Tokyo restaurateur’s passion for rice

Tokyo restaurateur Tetsuhiro Yamaguchi smiles and says simply, “I love rice.” Yamaguchi opened his restaurant, Kokoromai (Heart of Rice), in the …

Tokyo

Instafood of the Year 2016 Chosen by TokyoTableTrip

Instagram has completely become the go-to communication platform for foodies all over the world. Various delicious-looking food photos have adorned …