It’s another amazing year’s end and 2013 is upon us. Looking back, 2012 has been an exceptional year of eating, or rather, feasting. I do consider myself very blessed in many areas of life, and food is a highlight that I cannot ignore.Read More
Tofu, the delicate and versatile product made from soy beans and water, is not highly regarded in North American cuisine. I consider it tragically misunderstood.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard people gag at tofu. But for a person to say “I don’t like tofu” is as sweeping as saying “I don’t like cheese” or “I don’t like bread”.Read More
I’ve never been a chocolate fan. If you slid a slice of black forest cake or a propped a stack of brownies in front of me, I might take a bite or two. I will, however, unabashedly face-plant into any dessert made with fresh, seasonal fruit. Add whipped cream or a fluffy mousse and I’m all yours.
Takano in Tokyo is the ultimate mecca for fruity dessert lovers.Read More
If you’re traveling to Tokyo and want to stay near the action, Shinjuku and Shibuya are two districts with plenty of hotel options. They are both pulsating and dynamic areas that house incredible shopping, entertainment, and of course, eats.Read More
When in doubt, always ask a local.
We relied on the kindness of friends while we planned our trip to Tokyo. Having yet to meet Marc of NoRecipes.com while he lived in NYC, we made it a priority to share a meal in Tokyo where he now resides. He suggested that we meet at Chomoranma (ちょもらんま, which means Everest) near Ebisu JR Station – a ramen shop by day and izakaya by night. As noodle fiends, we were psyched.Read More
To conclude our morning at Tsukiji Fish Market’s tuna auction, we dodges past vendors that sped on trolleys loaded with boxes and bee-lined towards the restaurant section of the market.
Packed within a small block lines rows of small, traditional Japanese restaurants. They sure take advantage of their location. The only way the fish and seafood could get any fresher than being next to Tsukiji is if they were on a boat.Read More