All posts by Tammy Lee

  • Review: The Counter Custom Burgers

    Last week, my family and I had the opportunity to visit The Counter Custom Burgers,  an L.A. style hamburger joint in front of the Tokyo Midtown. It opened a few months ago with a strong pitch:  CUSTOMIZED...

    • Posted December 12, 2017
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  • How people count with fingers in other countries

    It’s indeed fascinating to know that although we all have a thumb, index, middle, ring finger, and the pinkie on both hands, many of us are so different when it comes to counting with the fingers.   People...

    • Posted November 2, 2017
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  • We ate a giant parfait in Tokyo

    How far would you travel to eat a giant parfait in Tokyo?  20 kms?  30?  Distance is not a problem for my ice cream-crazy family. But thanks to a friend’s tip, we didn’t have to go too...

    • Posted October 8, 2017
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  • To Lose Weight, Diet changes alone will not be enough.

    The two principles of diet and exercise go hand in hand. Exercise is a topic that often freaks women out. When will I find the time? It’s never worked for me before. How do I start again?...

    • Posted July 27, 2017
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  • What these foreign words actually mean in Japanese

    Since Japanese speakers have a tendency to shorten words by means of contractions and use many ‘false friends’ (words that look similar to a word in another language but have a significantly different meaning), understanding the correct...

    • Posted April 9, 2017
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  • First Japanese Chef awarded the French Cuisine Chef Prize

    Anyone who loves haute cuisine feels happy to live in Japan. With culinary powerhouse Tokyo now having 227 Michelin-starred restaurants (50 are French restaurants),  it is safe to assume that Japanese chefs have come a long way...

    • Posted April 8, 2017
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  • Are you a mom? Boost your energy levels day and night with Zumba.

    There's a new fitness program that's taking the world by storm! Zumba, fusing latin beats and dynamic body movements, has revolutionized the way people view fitness and working out.

    • Posted April 2, 2017
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  • Three underrated Japanese products you need in winter

    Aloins Eau de Cream S We all know that drinking at least 2 liters of water a day is the key to plumping the skin and encouraging skin regeneration.  But during the cold winter months when the...

    • Posted January 10, 2017
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  • People Queue Up for Take-Away Cheese Tart

    Queueing up for food in Tokyo is part of the Japanese culture. People stand in long lines for anything that’s most buzzed about like a ramen shop or a newly opened tacos restaurant. My Japanese friend gave...

    • Posted September 20, 2015
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  • Japanese Products that help you lose weight

    Exercise is one way of boosting metabolism in order to get rid of fat and cellulites.  But any fitness guru will tell you that a good exercise routine paired with good eating habits, contribute largely to powering...

    • Posted September 7, 2015
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  • Get the party started at ‘Slide the City’

    (EVENT FINISHED) A10-m-wide x 300m-long, slick and well cushioned vinyl is about to cover the grounds of Odaiba streets. Both cool and crafty, Slide the City is a family friendly slip-and-slide water party for two days (only...

    • Posted April 30, 2015
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  • Newcomers: Meet the Wilsons

      Bob and Julie Wilson arrived in Tokyo late last year from the Boston area, along with their daughters, Rachel and Emily, aged 6 and 3. TF’s TAMMY LEE interviewed them in their home in Roppongi Hills...

    • Posted June 1, 2008
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