Thursday, September 19, 2019

Food & Drink

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

Restaurant Review: Yasubee

A tsukemen for everyone Tsukemen is a relatively new version of Japan's worldwide popular soul food, ramen. Ramen noodles are usually served in a hot soup, but tsukemen has soup and noodles served separately. After the...

Nostalgic Pottering in Yanesen Part 1

Shitamachi roaming by bicycle Don't worry if you've never heard of pottering. It is a so called waseieigo (和製英語), which is a Japanese word created out of one or more English terms. Calling it an English word that...

Restaurant Review: Ginza Rangetsu

Refined cuisine in Ginza After WWII, the district of Ginza became Tokyo's center of modernism. Japanese restaurant Ginza Rangetsu has been part of Ginza since these days, and throughout the last 70 years, the restaurant has become a true Ginza...

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...

Yummy Yaesu Depachika Walkabout

The next time you have some time to spare before your next train or Shinkansen ride at the Tokyo Station - and have already explored most of the Tokyo Station Ichibangai - why not...

Restaurant Review: Kuzuryu Soba

Today, soba noodles might stand in the shadow of the almighty ramen, but in eastern Japan, soba have been the major type of noodle for centuries. Compared to udon which is more popular in western...

Your last chance to pay homage to the Tsukiji Fish Market!

A holy ground for sushi lovers Without a doubt, Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market is the largest and most famous fish market on the planet. Paying a visit is like a holy pilgrimage that sushi lovers all over...

Cheap Dining At Tokyo’s College Cafeterias

A university lecture on how to eat Eating like the locals is a precious experience for anyone traveling to Japan, but if you don't know how to and where, there's a pretty big chance you...

Osaka’s Over-The-Top Billboards

From Deep Sea Creatures to Cheese Puff s' Uncle Karl In Osaka, people are loud and things tend to get larger than life - especially their billboards. These flamboyant and extravagant advertisements show how Osaka has always been a city...

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...