- I live in west Tokyo and spend most of my time thinking about food or going bouldering.
One of the simplest Japanese comfort foods is called 'tamago kake gohan' (卵かけご飯）and consists of a raw egg cracked over a bowl of white rice. Eating raw eggs might seem strange to some, but it's actually safe to do in Japan (see below for details).
There are so many kinds of ramen out there, and you've got questions: What's the difference between 'tonkotsu ramen' and 'shio tonkotsu ramen?' What is menma, anyway? What's the difference between ramen and chuka soba? All of these questions, and more, will be answered!
Inside an old, remodeled sake brewery from the Taisho era, Torisei is a must-visit chicken restaurant in Kyoto. If you love high-quality chicken or high-quality sake, you can't leave Kyoto without stopping here.
What's the white and pink emoji? What is the swirl thing in ramen? What does it taste like? Why is it a ramen topping? Find out below!
There are many delicious dishes that feature udon, one of the classic Japanese noodles. If you're looking for a great place to eat udon in Shinjuku, we've got you covered. Here are our top 5 picks for udon restaurants in the neighborhood.
Tokyo is basically heaven for anyone who loves to eat meat. You can find it in pretty much every restaurant prepared in myriad ways. However, wild game such as venison, boar, rabbit, and duck meat is much less common to find. Here is a quick overview of some great places to go if you're feeling like eating wild.
Do you love uni (sea urchin)? If you answered yes, this is one restaurant that you absolutely have to check out in Roppongi, Tokyo.
In Japanese 和牛(wagyu) means 'Japanese beef' and typically refers to beef from a specific breed of black-haired Japanese cows. All of the most famous and expensive types of beef fall under the category of 'wagyu,' including Kobe Beef, Matsuzaka Beef, Hida beef, and more. Here are some of the best restaurants in Tokyo for enjoying delicious, tender wagyu!
Have you had Japanese fried chicken (karaage) before? It's boneless, bite-sized, seasoned to perfection, and might just be the best fried chicken you'll ever eat. One of the best spots for karaage in Ginza is a restaurant called 'Chawari,' which serves customizable karaage and tea-based alcoholic drinks. Check it out!
If you're a fan of ramen, you've no doubt heard of (and probably been to) Ichiran, one of the most popular and widespread Hakata-style ramen shops in the world. But did you know that a new Ichiran opened in Ginza, Tokyo in October of 2019 that serves "fancier" ramen dishes? We went to see if there's really any difference.