Friday, September 20, 2019

Food & Drink

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

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...

Japan’s No.1 Restaurant As Rated By Local Foodies

"If someone would have told me to dance, I would have probably been spinning around the restaurant like a crazy man" -a tabelog reviewer lucky enough to have dined at Yanagiya Don't let the unassuming facade of Yanagiya...

Nostalgic Pottering in Yanesen Part 2

Shitamachi roaming by bicycle Last time we left off at the Nennekoya. Get on your Tokyo bike as it's time to potter on! (For part 1, see "Nostalgic Pottering in Yanasen Part 1") Nezu Shrine With a history of...

Speedy Sapporo Sightseeing (1): The Sweets Lovers’ Trail

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