Posts Tagged "Honeymoon"

Best Meal of 2012: Yakitori and Chicken Sashimi at Akira 焼鶏 あきら in Naka-meguro, Tokyo Japan

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 | 8 comments

Best Meal of 2012: Yakitori and Chicken Sashimi at Akira 焼鶏 あきら in Naka-meguro, Tokyo Japan

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.

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Exquisite Tofu Tasting Menu at 空ノ庭 豆腐料理 in Tokyo, Japan

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 | 4 comments

Exquisite Tofu Tasting Menu at 空ノ庭 豆腐料理 in Tokyo, Japan

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”. 

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Desserts Galore at Takano Fruit Parlour in Tokyo, Japan

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 | 4 comments

Desserts Galore at Takano Fruit Parlour in Tokyo, Japan

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.

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Where to Eat in Shinjuku, Tokyo: Late Night Restaurants

Posted by on May 15, 2012 | 12 comments

Where to Eat in Shinjuku, Tokyo: Late Night Restaurants

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.

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Insanely Spicy Schezuan Style Ramen at Chomoranma in Tokyo ちょもらんま

Posted by on May 8, 2012 | 2 comments

Insanely Spicy Schezuan Style Ramen at Chomoranma in Tokyo ちょもらんま

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.

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Daiwa Sushi Restaurant at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan 大和

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 | 19 comments

Daiwa Sushi Restaurant at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan 大和

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.

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