Sukiyaki, one of the popular Japanese cuisines is consisted of thin sliced beef cooked with lots of vegetables in a cast iron pan, and you dip ingredients into beaten raw egg before you eat. Interestingly, sukiyaki differs in Kanto (eastern part of Japan where Tokyo is located) and Kansai (western part of Japan where Osaka is) region. There are many restaurants that you can have delicious Kansai's sukiyaki experience in Osaka, so check the following places!
We went to see Artnia Cafe, a Square Enix themed cafe in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The place has some awesome game-themed food and drinks, AND it literally has a Final Fantasy mini-museum in it, as well as a boutique where you can buy all kinds of official goods! A must go for all the fans!
Many people know about Japan's 100 yen shops but much fewer people are familiar with the 100 yen "konbini" (Japanese people's way of saying convenience store in short). Lawson has a category of stores selling products exclusively at 100 yen. As you might expect, these stores are particularly popular for cheap snacks and drinks, but they also have all kinds of products including meat and vegetables and non-food items.
The mikan fruit is an important part of the food culture of Japan. Frozen or grilled, it's consumed in a variety of simple ways. This article presents the ways Japanese eat their most popular citrus.
Mercer Brunch Terrace House Kyoto is a classy restaurant at a premium location next to the Kamogawa river in downtown Kyoto. The restaurant serves a phenomenal brunch (with Kobe beef options!), and also turns into a romantic dinner spot once the sun goes down.
Located 30 seconds away from Shinjuku station, you will find "Odakyu Ace", which is where this restaurant is located. It just opened on 5/10, and you can have a rare experience of comparing different types of uni (sea urchin)!
No doubt the most famous sushi restaurant in Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market, Daiwa Sushi is at the top of its game. You need few words to describe this place. It's essentially sushi at its very core, both rustic and hard-hitting mouth-watering stuff. Come take your taste buds for a drive and cruise right in.
King of the winter foods, crab is a popular ingredient which is eaten all over the world, including Japan of course. If you would like to try some Japanese-style crab dishes, you should try "Kani Doraku". Kani Doraku is the biggest and the most famous crab restaurant in Japan. Here's what you should get and where to find it.
If you're looking for awesome places to get breakfast in Ginza, here are the must-try places. From bakeries for when you're in a hurry to possible the tastiest pancakes or waffles you've ever had, you'll find what you're looking for!
Roppongi is a city famous for its high-end restaurants and bars and also known as a spot where you can enjoy a great nightlife in bars and clubs. Now here's a list of things to do when you visit Roppongi.
Giro Giro Hitoshina is a kaiseki restaurant with an address in Kyoto, Honolulu, and Paris! You won't find such creative and delightful kaiseki cuisine at this price! No wonder it was featured in The New York Times!
Shibuya is a popular hangout place for young people. You can find anything you're looking for in Shibuya, from clubs to delicious restaurants! You can also find a lot of good, fast and cheap restos! Just like these conveyor belt sushi restaurants. Check them out!
Asakusa is characterized by a tasteful cityscape that leaves the scent of Edo. Sushi that you get in such an atmosphere will feel more delicious! Here, I will introduce the most famous Edo-style sushi bars which are representative of Asakusa.
Mugi to Olive is a popular ramen shop in Ginza, Tokyo which has received the Michelin's Prestigious Bib Gourmand Award for many years in a row. They serve a quality bowl of ramen made with great soup, noodles, and toppings. Here is the information and review to read before you visit!
Uta Hiroba is a really popular place to sing karaoke in Tokyo. It is one of the cheapest and has loads of songs, including thousands in English. Here is information on the pricing system, the food, drinks and the details of the major branches in Ueno, Shinjuku and Shibuya.
Never heard of "mekabu"? If you haven't, you're certainly not alone! In Japan, it's commonly eaten for its nice texture, taste, and nutritional benefits. Outside of Japan it's still relatively unknown. This article will give you information on the mekabu seaweed, how it's eaten, and its nutritional properties.
For a true taste of Japan, try these 2 easy "wafu" Japanese dressings you can make with a few basic Japanese ingredients. The first is a sesame and soy sauce based dressing and the other one is an onion and carrot based dressing.
If you're going to try Japan's finest beef, might as well try it at its birthplace! Here are the absolute best restaurants to try Kobe beef and all the various ways it can be eaten!
Even with all the food diversity around Tokyo, sometimes there's nothing like a big hearty brunch on a Sunday morning. (Especially after a night of drinking hm hm..) Here are the best spots to try brunch around Shibuya.
Drinking sake (酒) is one of the things you do while in Japan. It is a Japanese wine made by fermenting rice and loved by the Japanese for a long time. There is an extensive list of types of sake you can try in Japan, from sweet to dry. If you have a chance to come to Tokyo, go to Shinjuku to have a incredible sake experience! This article will introduce four best sake bars near Shinjuku station, all of them are within 10 mins walk from the station.