All posts tagged "Food"

  • A New York Style Café Whips Over-The-Top Desserts

    If you have to create a map of cafés that serve the best desserts in Tokyo, Harajuku will no doubt be on the top of the list.  From fancy crepes to elaborately decorated pancakes, Harajuku cafés and...

    • Posted December 23, 2017
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  • A noodle restaurant for those who don’t eat pork

    When temperatures drop, nothing is as comforting as a bowl of piping hot ramen.  But since the rise of Japanese ramen as an international culinary trend, many muslims and vegetarians have been left out. Recently, the Japanese...

    • Posted December 15, 2017
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  • Why you should care about the meaning of stickers on fruits sold at grocery stores

    Stickers with numbers found on most fruits and vegetables are not just store codes. Most produce in Japan and worldwide contain PLU  (Price Look Up) codes  and at times, come with a bar code for scanning. You...

    • Posted December 14, 2017
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  • Christmas Ham Recipe

    Chestnuts roasting on an open fire! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•. Oh, bring us some figgy pudding! Indeed, the carols prove that Christmas is more than just an occasion to stuff stockings, but one to fill the bellies as well....

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • 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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  • Totti Candy Factory

    You don’t have to wait for Santa Claus to reward your well behaved kids with something nice and sweet.  Take them to Totti Candy Factory. Totti Candy Factory, located in Harajuku,  sells traditional candies including cotton which...

    • Posted November 16, 2017
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  • Mamma Luisa’s Table

    A convivial atmosphere is just as important as the food for this eatery with a warm, Tuscan vibe. by Jackie Emoto   After a two-decade stint at Tokyo’s upscale restaurants, Florence-born food artisan, Pietro Androsoni, realized that...

    • Posted November 13, 2017
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  • Latté Art Comes in Rainbow Colors at Roar Coffee House and Roastery

    Coffee geeks in Tokyo are crazy about Latté Art, a decorating technique that creates different patterns in a coffee cup using frothy milk and a skilled hand.   The addition of art to milk-based coffee invented by...

    • Posted November 11, 2017
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  • Tori Shin, a great yakitori place off the beaten path

    My mother and I have always been foodies, forever showing off our latest culinary finds. On her first visit to my house I insisted we make a bit of a jaunt for dinner. My mom is a...

    • Posted November 2, 2017
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  • Celebrate the Halloween Season with these awesome treats

    Parents – we know how you feel with kids and sugar addiction. But Halloween isn’t the time to skip over one of the most obvious reasons kids look forward to the season – the Halloween treats! Pause...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Japan has a drinkable tofu. No, it’s not like soy milk.

    A new drink has recently hit the store shelves at Tokyo’s convenience stores called “Nomu Tofu” or a drinkable Tofu. I happened to grab one at the store today and tried it.   It is easy to assume...

    • Posted September 12, 2017
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  • World’s Best Chocolate Cake

    The dizzying number of industry competitors in Japan isn’t enough to stop Spanish patissier bubó BARCELONA from setting up shop in the land of the rising sun. The reason? It makes the best artisanal chocolate cake in the...

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • Places to eat somen noodles from bamboo gutters. Kids love it!

    Eating nagashi or flowing somen noodles from a long bamboo gutter is a popular summer activity for Japanese kids. The longest distance to flow noodles down a line of bamboo gutters ever made measures 3,317.7 m (10,871...

    • Posted May 20, 2017
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  • Shaved Ice From Korea

    The only way to survive the hot summer months in Asia is by eating shaved ice or kakigori. However, shaved ice is served in many styles. In Japan, kakigori is often topped with different types of syrup...

    • Posted May 20, 2017
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  • It’s the season for Miyazaki mangoes! Open your mouths wide, your wallets even wider.

    Despite Japan’s wabi sabi culture of accepting imperfection, impermanence, and incompleteness, it is also as we know it, a country of zany fruits. Japan’s “Taiyo no Mango”,  a sun ripe apple mango variety from the Irwin mango...

    • Posted May 16, 2017
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  • The lllongest baguette sandwich in Tokyo

    Right up the alley at rue de Bretagne, a cool Parisian hipster neighborhood in France, is a famous sandwich stand called Mmmozza (spelled with 3 annoying ‘M’s) that serves baseball bat-sized baguette sandwich stuffed with home-made mozzarella...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Father and son’s sinfully scrumptious cheese tart creates a stir in Japan and Abroad

    Many of Japan’s successful companies are due in part to family businesses. Kinotoya is no different. When 24-year old Shintaro Naganuma joined his father Akio Naganuna at Kinotoya, the family’s long-running cheese tart business (based in Hokkaido),...

    • Posted February 21, 2017
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  • The weasel that lays the golden poop

    50 grams of Kopi Luwak(Weasel coffee) Arabica beans sell for as much as 3,300 yen online. Surprised?   The gourmet coffee hankered after by a number of gourmands all over the world is literally a recycled poop...

    • Posted September 1, 2014
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  • Food Theme Parks in Japan

    Food theme parks are a fashionable concept in Japan.  The land of the rising sun is famous for its regional traditions and food.  However, in being able to indulge in the full range of delicacies, you would...

    • Posted January 1, 2014
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  • Mom finds a solution to picky eaters

    Feeding kids with nutritious food is always a sore topic in some households.  Moms constantly struggle at finding the right strategy to avoid frequent meal battles. Samantha Lee,  mom to two daughters, has chosen her battles wisely...

    • Posted November 11, 2013
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  • Too much of a good thing

    Just in case you fancy eating someone else’s pancakes rather than your own, yet another pancake store has jumped on the bandwagon, to make the choice all the more harder. This one is  a little different admittedly ...

    • Posted October 6, 2013
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  • Sarabeth opens in Daikanyama

    Sarabeth Levine is unstoppable.  After the success of her first shop in Shinjuku , where a  throng of curious Japanese people patiently lined up for hours when it opened in Nov last year,  Sarabeth adds a branch...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • Japanese foods that help burn fat faster

    There’s no place else better for  weight watchers to be than in Japan.  Most of the high quality, fat-burning foods are in abundance. Except for the Sumo wrestlers whose job it is to stay big and heavy,...

    • Posted August 5, 2013
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  • The hottest ice cream in town!

    Craving for chocolate? Searching for sesame? We share the scoop where you can find your favorite flavor-whatever it may be!

    • Posted June 30, 2008
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