Friday, September 20, 2019

Cafe Crawl: Kotori Cafe

Tweet along with Kotori Café’s adorable staff How about some chitchatting with cute birds at Kotori Café (literally meaning Small birds Café) in Omotesando? This café is a parrot’s answer (or is it just mimicking?) to...

A Taste of Sh旬n: Much Ado About Mochi

Recently, a major convenience store chain in Japan came up with a summer version of dango (mochi, or rice cakes, usually on a stick) meant to be eaten cooled. Presumably this is to make...

Strolling the Shotengai: Musashi-Koyama Palm

Tokyo's Longest Covered Shopping Arcade If you've done any traveling throughout Japan, you've probably come across the close cousin of the traditional shotengai shopping street: the covered shotengai, also known in Japan as the arcade. After...

Cafe Crawl: EORZEA CAFE

A Final Fantasy Food Adventure For an eating adventure in Akihabara that both fans and first-timers to the Final Fantasy video game series will enjoy, head to EORZEA CAFE. Located on the second floor of the PASELA...

Combini Checkout: A beginner’s guide to Onigiri

Whether it be for a outdoor picnic or a quick lunch break at your office desk, the Japanese rice ball, onigiri or omusubi is filling, convenient, and can pack a whole lot of flavor....

Editor’s Pick: Top Three “Little Edo” Streets

For a feel of what it was like to live during the Edo era, one can head to an Edo themepark, but why pay an entrance fee when you can still walk along streets...

Yakitolympic: That Other Event Hosted By Japan

Japan's best skewers all at one spot If you are a Yakitori lover, you absolutely have to visit the Yakitolympic, which will be held in Higashimatsuyama (Saitama) on the weekend of September 26 and 27....

A Taste of Sh旬n: Catch Some Sliding Somen

Where I come from (sunny Singapore), it's summer all year round, and so even if it's hot and humid in the hawker center, we don't think twice about ordering a steaming hot bowl of...

Up And About Carrot Tower

Sangenjaya to the west of Tokyo is a popular suburb for locals to hang out. The Chazawa-dori street connects Sangenjaya to Shimokitazawa, another neighborhood with interesting local culture nearby. Along this street, you will find many...

Shinyokohama Raumen Museum: Ramen in Showa fashion

A delightful "time slurp" Contrary to its naming, Shinyokohama Raumen Museum is more a theme park than a museum. But fear not, by theme park I don't mean crazy, looping roller coasters, pendulum rides, drop towers...