- I live in west Tokyo and spend most of my time thinking about food or going bouldering.
I bought a handful of ¥10 candies from a local neighborhood store. Opening and eating the candies and snacks revealed several surprises! Here's what I found when trying them out.
Sushi-Tei Den is a newly opened high-end sushi counter in Ebisu, Tokyo. The restaurant serves sushi and tsumami that utilize premium seasonal ingredients prepared in a way that brings out maximum flavor and umami. There is a 9-seat counter, and a 5-seat counter that can be reserved for private use.
Mega Kebab has been a favorite in Nagoya since its establishment in 2000. There are now 9 locations across Nagoya, including 2 inside Chubu airport. If you are looking for a delicious Turkish street food bite (that is also halal), find one of these shops and get your fix.
Kichijoji has so many wonderful izakayas to pick from, it can be difficult to choose. If you're in need of some help, consult this list of 7 izakayas of various categories.
If you're looking for a great sukiyaki place that won't break the bank, Ibuki is a great option. Not only is it affordable, but it's also a Shinjuku institution with a long history of serving outstanding sukiyaki.
'Deep Osaka' articles take you to Osaka restaurants that are off the beaten path and probably unknown to most tourists. This time, we're visiting 'Nabeya,' a local Osaka joint specializing in sukiyaki and nabe dishes.
'Yoshinoya' is a well-known chain restaurant that specializes in donburi(rice bowls) at a super cheap price. The restaurant recently began selling canned versions of their donburi, which can be eaten at room temperature without any cooking!
'Kyoto Gatten' is a "Tempura Pub" restaurant in Kyoto that offers the chance to experience a wide variety of traditional Japanese foods and beverages all in one place! Starting this summer, the restaurant is offering a 'Matcha Experience,' included with lunch where guests can make their own matcha!
Yup, this is really a thing. Tokyo's super-popular ramen chain 'Menya Musashi' has created a tapioca milk tea tsukemen that they are offering for a limited time. It seemed too ridiculous to be true, so we went to check it out for ourselves!
Hirome Market (Hirome Ichiba in Japanese) is located near Kochi Castle, and is a place for locals and visitors alike to fill their stomachs with some delicious local and international food. The nostalgia-inspiring market building is packed with approximately 65 street stall-style restaurants!