'Kansui' is an ingredient that is absolutely essential to ramen noodles, as it gives the noodles their characteristic springiness and taste. However, there are some who worry about the safety of adding artificial additives to the noodles. For those who worry, there's a shop in Tokyo that makes completely natural and additive-free noodles which use 'natural kansui.'
Trying local foods is always one of the best parts of taking a trip to a new city. Tokyo is so huge that even individual neighborhoods have their own specialties! Yanaka Ginza is a retro Showa-era shopping street located near Nippori Station that is worth visiting for the atmosphere and, of course, the food!
Mendokoro Inosho in Nerima, Tokyo, serves a unique kind of spicy ramen, that is not just hot but also deeply savoury and dangerously addictive. Find out why people wait in line to get their bowl.
Looking for a cheap and delicious lunch in Akasaka? Look no further than Hayashi. It serves an outstanding ¥950 oyakodon that has been popular for decades.
'La Jolla' is a small restaurant located near Shibuya's Hiro-o Station that serves wonderfully delicious Tex-Mex Cuisine just like that found in the southern United States! Considering its size, Tokyo has surprisingly few Mexican restaurants. However, La Jolla is among the very best that the city has to offer and is definitely worth a visit!
In the Tokyo station area, you can enjoy all-you-can-eat freshly baked bread and sandwiches for just ¥1,080 as part of Sandogu Inn Kobya's lunch special.
Nair's Restaurant is an Indian restaurant of very long-standing in Ginza. It's famous in Tokyo for being the first to offer authentic curry. We went to try out their super famous Murgi Lunch. Here's all you need to know about it and the restaurant.
Eating raw eggs is part of Japanese food culture, and tamago kake gohan is one of the simplest dishes that features a raw egg. Although people usually make tamago kake gohan at home, there is a restaurant called 'Kisaburo Nojo' that offers customers the opportunity to compare gourmet eggs as they eat this simplest of Japanese comfort foods!
There's a seemingly normal udon restaurant in Ebisu, Tokyo that serves a very unique bowl of curry udon with a most peculiar topping. It looks like whipped cream, but is it??