DeLong
I live in west Tokyo and spend most of my time thinking about food or going bouldering.
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[Asakusa] Next-Level Miso Soup and Onigiri at MISOJYU

Located in a back street in Asakusa is a quaint, stylish restaurant called 'MISOJYU' that specializes in homemade onigiri and hearty Japanese soups. They put a strong focus on the quality of the ingredients used, serving incredibly delicious versions of Japanese home cooking.

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Essential Japanese Foods: Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Karaage is a Japanese word that refers to boneless, bite-sized pieces of fried meat (usually chicken). It's one of the most popular foods in Japan and can be found at restaurants and convenience stores everywhere. This article will tell you all about karaage, including how to pronounce it, links to great restaurants, and a recipe!

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Japanese Ingredient Guide: Gobo (Burdock Root)

This article will briefly examine the Japanese ingredient called gobo (burdock) and answer questions including: What is gobo? What is gobo sushi? How do you cook gobo? What does burdock root do for the body? and more!

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Lamb Ramen in Tokyo: Maybe Should We Call it 'Baa-men?'

In November 2019, a new ramen shop opened in Tokyo's Jimbocho neighborhood that serves a very unique kind of ramen: Lamb ramen! It's perhaps one of the rarest ramens you'll find in Tokyo and is quite interesting (and tasty) to eat! If you're a fan of lamb meat, you've got to give it a try!

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Japanese Food Guide: What is Kinpira? (+ Recipe)

If you're a fan of Japanese food, you've likely come across the word 'kinpira' at some point. Maybe you've had a dish called 'kinpira gobo' or seen the word used somewhere else? If you're curious about what it means, read on (recipe link at the end!)

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Tokyo's Luxury Buffet in the Sky: Unlimited Sushi, Steak, Tempura & More!

Tokyo's hotels are known for their lunch buffets, but few are quite so luxurious as 'The Sky,' located inside central Tokyo's Hotel New Otani. Just what does ¥7,865 yen get you access to? Read on to find out.

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Need a Quick Soba Fix? Try Standing Soba Restaurant 'Hakone Soba!'

Have you heard the Japanese word 'tachigui?' In Japanese, it means 'standing while eating' and refers to small restaurants and izakayas that don't have chairs to sit down at! 'Hakone Soba' is a tachigui soba restaurant, one of the common types of tachigui restaurants found in Tokyo. Check it out for a tasty bowl of noodles in a hurry!

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Best Restaurants in Sapporo (Affordable to Michelin-Starred)

As the largest city and hub of Hokkaido, Sapporo has a lot to offer in terms of delicious food and outstanding restaurants. Here is our list of some of the very best restaurants in the city, from affordable options to must-try Michelin-starred restaurants. Enjoy!

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Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Hokkaido to Add to Your Bucket List

Hokkaido is known throughout Japan for its wonderfully fresh produce and seafood. It only makes sense then that there are some truly fantastic restaurants here which have earned the honor of Michelin stars. Here is our list of 7 of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Hokkaido, including 3, 2, and 1-star resturants.

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Is "Fancy" Ichiran Ramen in Ginza Special, or Just More Expensive?

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.

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