Japan
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. 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 me...
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...
Rules for Tipping in US, China, Thailand, Europe, UK, Brazil and More...

Rules for Tipping in US, China, Thailand, Europe, UK, Brazil and More…

If you are like me, one of the things I always look up before I go to a new country is the rules of tipping or tipping etiquette. Being American, I come from a country where we tip for everything. If someone raises a hand to help you...
Best Tempura in Tokyo? Ten Ichi, Ginza

Best Tempura in Tokyo? Ten Ichi, Ginza

                    Ten Ichi is regarded by foodies, international and local, as some of the best tempura in Tokyo. Located in the heart of the Ginza shopping / nightlife district, its been serving up the most famous tempura in Tokyo...
Read Chubby Hubby - 10 Rules of Etiquette Every Traveler to Japan Should Know

Read Chubby Hubby – 10 Rules of Etiquette Every Traveler to Japan Should Know

                        I travel often to Japan – it’s foodie paradise, I personally love the culture and I cannot get enough of this amazing country with its varied landscapes and experiences. That said, its nickname as “Planet Japan”...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Kaiseki, Japanese Multi-Course, Haute Cuisine

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Kaiseki, Japanese Multi-Course, Haute Cuisine

                    Kaiseki is the name for a formal, traditional Japanese meal consisting of multiple courses (as many as 14), presented in a certain order and almost always with a seasonal theme. As it is considered the top level of...
Quirky, Cool and Unusual Shopping in Tokyo, Japan - Ranking Ran Queen by Tokyu Department Stores

Quirky, Cool and Unusual Shopping in Tokyo, Japan – Ranking Ran Queen by Tokyu Department Stores

                    Among all of the other quirky cool places to shop like Tokyu Hands or Don Quixote in Tokyo, another shop not to be missed is Ranking Ran Queen. Even if you are not interested to buy anything, it’s...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Better than Kobe, Matsusaka Japanese Wagyu Beef

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Better than Kobe, Matsusaka Japanese Wagyu Beef

                              If you are like me and you love that marbled fatty goodness of Japanese beef (the kind that melts in your mouth) you will want to know about Matsusaka beef. It is, in...