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The 50 Best Bars in the World - Cheers to the Winners in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong

The 50 Best Bars in the World – Cheers to the Winners in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong

In our travels around the world we have had some pretty amazing drinking experiences – from drinking Vietnamese Bia Hoi on the street with locals, to some outlandish, molecular gastronomy-inspired cocktails. There’s definitely no shortage of ways to explore the world through it’s drinks! Thus, we are happy...
Hidden Tokyo - Bar Piano in Shibuya is Quirky, Cool Tokyo at it's Best

Hidden Tokyo – Bar Piano in Shibuya is Quirky, Cool Tokyo at it’s Best

Is the oft visited Bar Piano in Tokyo’s Shibuya district worth the the trip? I think so… I am sure if you have done any research on “cool” things to do in Tokyo, you have seen Bar Piano mentioned at least once. Featured in Anthony Bourdain’s TV show,...
Best Yakitori in Tokyo? – Yakitori Hachibei Restaurant, Roppongi

Best Yakitori in Tokyo? – Yakitori Hachibei Restaurant, Roppongi

Since are so many choices when dining in Tokyo, why do I keep coming back to something so simple like Yakitori? Yakitori is ostensibly the most basic of foods – meats and vegetables, grilled on a stick. Many cultures have something similar like Thai moo ping (grilled pork on a...
Farming of the Future at the World's Largest Indoor Farm - in Japan, where else?

Farming of the Future at the World’s Largest Indoor Farm – in Japan, where else?

Leave it to the Japanese to once again bring ingenuity and technology to bear on an age old problem. Inconsistencies in climate conditions have plagued farmers for centuries  across countries, rendering crop variances that dramatically impact not only their individual livelihoods but also the supply to their consumer....
Accidental Funnies - Eliminating "burger face shame" in Japan

Accidental Funnies – Eliminating “burger face shame” in Japan

Freshness Burger, a well known burger restaurant chain in Japan, had a business problem – their biggest and most iconic burger was bought mostly by men. Why? Consumer research revealed that women did not buy it because they were deeply concerned about “burger face shame.” Snarfing a massive hamburger...
Accidental Epicurean is Named in Top 25 Culinary Travel Blog Award by Flipkey

Accidental Epicurean is Named in Top 25 Culinary Travel Blog Award by Flipkey

Accidental Epicurean was named by Flipkey, a vacation rental site from Trip Advisor, on a list of top-25 Culinary Travel Blogs to Watch in 2014. We find ourselves in good company on the list with lots of fantastic blogs from the very focused blog about a guide to food...
Best Tonkatsu in Tokyo - Maisen, Read Chubby Hubby for More...

Best Tonkatsu in Tokyo – Maisen, Read Chubby Hubby for More…

If you are a regular reader of Accidental Epicurean, you will be familiar with my affinity for all things Japanese, especially Japanese food. A lot of people will wax poetic about the sushi and sashimi, but my big love when it comes to Japanese food is Tonkatsu. For...
Five quirky and cool must-dos when in Tokyo, read Chubby Hubby

Five quirky and cool must-dos when in Tokyo, read Chubby Hubby

Tokyo might be my favorite city in the world. It’s got an amazing mix of world class food, an incredible culture, a rich history and well…lots of quirky and cool things to see and do. Of course when you go to Tokyo, you should go to Shibuya and...
Accidental Funnies - Country Flags Made From Iconic National Foods

Accidental Funnies – Country Flags Made From Iconic National Foods

The interwebs is indeed limitless in its ability to entertain, but it is not always kittens and puppies that are amusing. Check out these country flags made up of iconic and traditional ingredients from each nation. For example, Italy as seen above is basil, tomatoes and pasta. Click...
Accidental Epicurean named in Viator's Top 25 Travel Blogs for 2014

Accidental Epicurean named in Viator’s Top 25 Travel Blogs for 2014

It is always wonderful to be recognized. After all, this is a hobby for me. It’s out of the pure love I have for travel, new experiences and my passion for food. I truly believe any culture – it’s history, tradition and future – can be understood through...
Best of Accidental Epicurean in 2013 - Asian eats, travels and favourite recipes

Best of Accidental Epicurean in 2013 – Asian eats, travels and favourite recipes

Reflecting back on 2013, I did partake in some amazing meals, travels and learn some new favourite recipes. Along with that Accidental Epicurean won some awards, namely the blog to watch by the UK site 101 Holidays, and Accidental Epicurean also reached #49 rank worldwide for all food...
Japanese Cuisine, Washoku, Makes Unesco World Heritage List

Japanese Cuisine, Washoku, Makes Unesco World Heritage List

Japanese cuisine joins French cuisine on the UNESCO World Heritage list as a world’s priceless cultural heritage. And rightly so. Japanese food, in Japanese called “washoku”, is known for it’s unique precision and detail in preparing, cooking and presenting food. Even sometimes eating comes with very carefully prescribed...