- I live in west Tokyo and spend most of my time thinking about food or going bouldering.
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.
Nishiogi Tou is a newcomer to the ramen scene that was good enough to be added to the Michelin Guide after just a year of operation! The shop's ramen features handmade noodles, incredible soup, and sakura woodchip-smoked chashu that make it a standout bowl!
Are you looking for a spot to grab a delicious bite of food in Ogikubo, Tokyo? Here are some of the best restaurants serving awesome yet affordable food. Enjoy!
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).
Saba is a type of mackerel that is known for its rich, oily taste and health benefits. In Japan, it is enjoyed in so many different ways, from raw (sashimi) to canned. This article will summarize various ways that saba is prepared, talk about its health benefits, and finish with a recipe to try out.
What is dango, anyway? How is it different than mochi? Do you eat it hot, or cold? What does it taste like? What kinds are there? Where can I get some? How do I make dango? All of these questions will be answered!