Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Food & Drink

Savour the taste of Japan and discover incredible izakayas, ravishing ramen, sensational sushi, superb sweets, and a whole lot more deliciousness.

Shibamata Street Life

Where Shitamachi culture is still intact  Shibamata is the ideal destination for a leisurely trip back in time to Showa-era (mid-1920s to late 1980s) Tokyo. It is one of the few areas in the city where...

Restaurant Review: Shinjuku Nakamuraya Manna

A curry love story Any lover of authentic curry in Japan would have heard of Nakamuraya in Shinjuku, but not all may be aware of the true love story behind the blend of Indian spice...

Kichijoji, casual Tokyo

Enjoy Tokyo like a local Voted as Tokyo's most livable area for an impressive seven years in a row, Kichijoji is the kind of place you can be your casual self. The streets are full of cafes,...

A Taste of Sh旬n: Treasures from Miyagi

This may look like a beating heart ripped out of some deep sea monster's chest, but it is actually a complete sea creature in itself - known as a sea squirt, or hoya (ホヤ)in Japanese. In fact,...

Restaurant Review: Kiraku

THE Shibuya Ramen With more than 100 ramen shops originating from all over the country, Shibuya is like a giant noodle spider web. Hidden in the middle of this maze stands Kiraku, a ramen shop that has captured the...

Speedy Sapporo Sightseeing (4): The Beer & BBQ Trail

Hokkaido may be Japan's largest prefecture but it's largest city - and capital - Sapporo is easy to get about by foot or public transport. In this 5-part series, WAttention brings you some themed...

Speedy Sapporo Sightseeing (3): The Seafood Lovers’ Trail

Hokkaido may be Japan's largest prefecture but it's largest city - and capital - Sapporo is easy to get about by foot or public transport. In this 5-part series, WAttention brings you some themed...

Spicy Ramen Walker: Shibuya

WAttention Tokyo’s editor Tor Ching Li went to three popular ramen restaurants and demanded the spiciest they had to offer to gauge how spicy Tokyo’s ramen is to the Singaporean palate. Moukotanmen Nakamoto 蒙古タンメン中本 Serving up...

Café Crawl: Meikyoku Kissa Lion

A sip of Showa in modern Shibuya Step inside Meikyoku Kissa Lion, and for a moment you might think you’ve mistakenly entered a church or an aged music theatre. But at this 89-year old iconic...

A Taste of Sh旬n: Eat The Eel Day

Just surviving on somen, shaved ice or salad when your appetite is suppressed by the hot and humid Japanese summer is bound to leave one listless - which is why the Japanese believe in...