Thursday, October 24, 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: 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...

A Lavender lover’s wonderland

Fragrant fields in the heart of Hokkaido For the scents, sights, and even tastes of this beloved purple flower, escape the summer heat and head to Hokkaido's Farm Tomita. Two hours by train from Sapporo by the rustic Furano...

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...

À la Kagurazaka

Tokyo's classy hill Tokyo boasts an almost uncountable amount of shopping and dining districts. Kagurazaka is not only one of the most authentic and chic, but also definitely the most French district.  Two French schools are located in...

Restaurant Review: Hiroki Okonomiyaki

Street-style food in the town of street-style fashion Though Shimokitazawa is known by many for its street-style fashion, hidden amongst its used-clothes stores and small theater halls is some authentic Hiroshima street-style food at okonomiyaki eatery Hiroki. Just...

A Taste of Sh旬n: Serious about shirasu

  This small fry is not to be trifled with. The shirasu, or whitebait of sardines, is serious business in Japan. Once the annual fishing ban from January to March is lifted, both fishermen and fish lovers...

Combini Checkout: Haagen Dazs’ Matcha Crumble

  I confess, I am a matcha (Japanese green tea) sweets addict. And to any matcha-lover, Haagen-Dazs' "Matcha Crumble" (available for 272 yen at most combinis) ice-cream bar is heaven on a stick. I don’t want to...

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...

Restaurant Review: Sapporo Ramen Republic

Your one stop for ramen in Sapporo If you don’t have the time to search out the best ramen places during your short trip to Hokkaido, also known as the Ramen Continent, why not taste the...

Where does this ghost train bring us?

A visit to ghost town, Sakaiminato