- Lili Wanderlust
- I love travelling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.
A what now? Yes, a meat theme-park in Tokyo. Why? Well because you can, that's why. It is a meat theme-park in Tokyo, with stands that serve meat in many different ways and also offers entertainment, such as a museum, the "Museo de Carne" (the meat museum). You can walk through the park and pass through a Spanish-style village.
Kinka, the Canadian restaurant specialising in Japanese cuisine opened a branch last September in Shibuya, Tokyo. Kinka is a modern dining restaurant specialising in sushi and seafood. You used to be able to have it only in Canada (Toronto and Montreal), but now you can also have it in Shibuya!! But what is meat sushi?? Instead of using fish, this restaurant uses thinly sliced pieces of seared beef sashimi.
Indian restaurants in Tokyo are ridiculously good, and in general, nan bread is twice the size of your head. And it's quite affordable. Whether you need a break from Japanese food, or you need to get your Indian cuisine fix, here is a list of the top 5 Indian restos in Shinjuku. Enjoy!
Shabu Shabu is a staple dish in Japan. It's everything you could want or need: thinly sliced meat in a delicious broth, lots of vegetables; its fresh, filling and healthy. What more can you possible hope for! Shabu shabu is usually beef and fresh vegetables that you cook in a dashi (fish stock broth). A little warning though, it's deliciously addictive...
The extremely popular restaurant from Hawaii, "Eggs 'n Things", has a new seasonal menu as of June 1st. Not only is it delicious, it is extremely photogenic! Let's give it a try!
There is so much to see and do in Tokyo, but sometimes just want to give your wallet a break, yet fill up on cheap, tasty food. Cheap Chinese chain restaurants are exactly what you are looking for. You can refuel and continue exploring this wonderful city called Tokyo. Here are the top 6 Chinese restaurants preferred by Japanese people!
Have you ever heard of oyster and watercress curry?? In Ebisu, a neighbourhood famous for its panoply of delicious restaurants, there is an incredibly tasty curry shop tucked away in a small alley. They have different flavours to try from; their speciality is oyster and watercress curry. This dish was only supposed to be a seasonal dish, but it was so popular that it stayed permanently on the menu. Will you try this strange combination too??
Forget the guide books and live like a local. A Japanese summer must is having "kakigori" (shaved ice desserts) to feel refreshed! We will let you in on a little secret, a shop that is frequented only by locals and already has quite the following. Why is that you may ask? Because this tiny shop offers a twist on classic shaved ice with a range of addictive flavours. Let's try "Yuki Usagi" in Sakura-Shinmachi, but let's keep it between us!
Kichijoji might not be well-known by those by travelling through Tokyo, but it is a favourite for Japanese!! It is was voted last year the most popular neighbourhood to live in in Tokyo. Why you may ask? Because you can get downtown (Shinjuku/Shibuya) with an express train in less than 20 minutes, but it is recluded enough to be calm. There is a huge and beautiful park, all the types of cuisines you can think of, plenty of small and cute cafes, good places to go shopping no matter your taste. In other words, you need to see it for yourself! You can easily spend the day there blissfully hopping from one store to another.
Is this what dreams are made of??? Gold covered matcha gelato. This luxurious treat looks stunning, and tastes heavenly. A tea shop in Shizuoka has developed this treat (along with 6 other flavors).