- Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.
Family Mart is one of the major convenience store chains in Japan. Convenience stores are called by the Japanese "combini", which is an abbreviation for the word "convenience". At Family Mart, you can buy a plethora of cheap snacks, desserts, and other products at any time of the day.
7-Eleven convenience stores are ubiquitous in Japan. Especially in big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, a 7-Eleven "combini" (Japanese name for convenience store) is always within a short walking distance of wherever you are. They can be quite fun to explore, as they offer a good variety of cheap snacks that can only be found in Japan. Here is more on 7-Eleven convenience stores.
Unbelievable! You can have a meal of tsukemen for 0 yen at a new joint called Tsukemen Akatombo in Nishi Shinjuku. We tried it and it was excellent. The offer is only valid until the 21st of October, so hurry up to get yours!
Tempura is one of the best-known Japanese foods. Served freshly-made with a nice soy-based dipping sauce, it's hard to think of a more irresistible food. Not as greasy as most western-style deep-fried foods, the Japanese also use many types of vegetables as tempura ingredients. Some might even say that Japanese tempura is healthy for that reason. So if you happen to be in Shibuya looking for tempura, here is the lowdown of a few places worth going to for tempura.
Asakusa is one of the most popular destinations for tourists and for Japanese people who want to get a feel of the olden times of their city! Interesting things to do there abound. Here's a guide of some of the essential things to do, see and eat in Asakusa!
Tokyo Station is a huge bullet train hub. Chances are that if you're traveling from Tokyo to somewhere else in Japan, your journey will start at that station. While on the train, it's customary in Japan to eat a bento box lunch bought at the station. These are commonly called ekiben. Enjoying your ekiben in the train is a fun part of the traveling experience in Japan so make sure to grab yours before getting on the train. Here are some good places to buy some them at the Tokyo Station.
Tokyo Station Buffet is an affordable, large-scale, all-you-can-eat restaurant conveniently located in a building right next to the Tokyo Station. It's a good option if you're really hungry and want to have many different kinds of Japanese foods. Western and Chinese dishes are also offered.
Tokyo Station is a major station on the Yamanote Line. It is also in close proximity to many metro stations as well. The area is a major business district and it also boasts interesting sightseeing spots such as the Imperial Palace. Food-wise the area has a great reputation for having some of the city's best Indian curry at an affordable price. Here's a guide of where to eat Indian curry around Tokyo Station.
Halal restaurants in Tokyo are gaining in popularity thanks to a growing number of Muslim residents and travelers. Although kebab restaurants and food trucks are now quite common, it's a lot harder to find Yakiniku restaurants that use halal meat. This article gives you the lowdown on the best halal yakiniku in Tokyo.
For people with halal dieter restrictions or for people who just want to eat really good and affordable Japanese yakiniku BBQ, Yakiniku Panga is the place to go! Halal yakiniku restaurants are quite the rarity in Tokyo. Here is what to expect when you go out to eat at Yakiniku Panga.