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9 Course Japanese Food Tasting Menu in Kyoto – Grotto Restaurant, Kyoto, Japan

9 Course Japanese Food Tasting Menu in Kyoto – Grotto Restaurant, Kyoto, Japan

A culinary tour of Japan in 9-courses While in Japan, we tried to cover as many foods as possible. My favourite meal may have been Katsudon but in our effort to experience as many food types as possible during our trip, I stretched myself beyond pork perfection 😉...
Gonpachi in Roppongi, Tokyo (The Kill Bill Restaurant)

Gonpachi in Roppongi, Tokyo (The Kill Bill Restaurant)

Dun Dan Dun! This post should really start with the iconic “Kill Bill Theme” theme song from the movie and play throughout. If you’d like to load it up to play in the background get it here : ) We had just finished watching the Tokyo Giants win...
Horse Sashimi and Sukiyaki at Hidari Uma in Roppongi, Tokyo

Horse Sashimi and Sukiyaki at Hidari Uma in Roppongi, Tokyo

I went to a Thai language school in Bangkok that didn’t use any English, forcing students to comprehend the language in situations rather than memorizing from rote. Our class consisted of Koreans, Japanese, Germans, and many other nationalities… most of whom had little or no English language abilities....
Abalone, Tuna Jaw, Conch and More - Amiyaki Charcoal Grill in Tokyo, Japan (w/Video)

Abalone, Tuna Jaw, Conch and More – Amiyaki Charcoal Grill in Tokyo, Japan (w/Video)

In celebration of our 100th post we’re going to do something a bit different this time around…first post to feature video content! A word of caution for vegetarians and those who are easily offended, overly squeamish or just fussy…don’t watch the video, you’ve been warned. Growing up in...
Tsukiji Fish Market and Some of the Freshest Sushi at Daiwa Sushi in Tokyo

Tsukiji Fish Market and Some of the Freshest Sushi at Daiwa Sushi in Tokyo

Lots of pictures of the market at the end of the article so scroll all the way down Muslims have Mecca, lovers of Trance have the lovely town of Goa, surfers and single, middle-aged women looking for a spiritual awakening have Bali 😉 For lovers of sushi the...
Udon Noodles in Kyoto, Hinode Udon Noodle Restaurant

Udon Noodles in Kyoto, Hinode Udon Noodle Restaurant

My favorite Japanese noodle After a thorough survey of noodles in Japan, I am ready to pronounce udon as my personal favorite. Some people favor buckwheat soba noodles – it is said that to make a soba noodle takes a lifetime to learn and thus it is considered...
Gaya Organic Izakaya, Shibuya, Tokyo

Gaya Organic Izakaya, Shibuya, Tokyo

Organic & macrobiotic…not your average Izakaya Eating healthy is important to me…so when I heard that there was a healthy version of an Izakaya, I was eager to try it. To put this in perspective, an Izakaya is basically a pub serving food to complement the drinking…so in...
Yakitori in Shibuya, Tokyo

Yakitori in Shibuya, Tokyo

Tasty grilled meats and veggies on a stick, Japanese-style Seems every culture has its meat on a stick – from Thai moo ping to Turkish shish kabobs, these are always an international favourite. When we were living in Bangkok, it was ubiquitous…grilled chicken, fish balls, and the aforementioned...
Best Tonkatsu in Tokyo? Maisen in Shibuya-ku

Best Tonkatsu in Tokyo? Maisen in Shibuya-ku

Famous Tonkatsu – or as Paul says, “little fried fluffy pieces of happiness” It’s hard to articulate how excited I am to eat Japanese food in Japan. A lover of it for many years, this is my first opportunity to have super authentic versions prepared by native chefs....
A Guide to Chip Bee Gardens on Jalan Merah Saga, Holland Village, Singapore

A Guide to Chip Bee Gardens on Jalan Merah Saga, Holland Village, Singapore

Every time we go to the area known as Chip Bee Gardens on Jalan Merah Saga we make a new discovery…With a bevy of lovely little restaurants, gourmet food stores, art galleries, bakeries and cool specialty kitchen / baking supply stores, one can spend a whole afternoon puttering...