Posts tagged "japan"
Are You Really Eating Kobe Beef - Or is it Wagyu??? And Why Should You Care?

Are You Really Eating Kobe Beef – Or is it Wagyu??? And Why Should You Care?

I have been to a great many restaurants around the world claiming Kobe beef on the menu – from $50USD hamburgers in New York City to Kobe shabu shabu in Paris to Kobe beef steak in Singapore. But as it turns out it probably wasn’t Kobe beef? Why?...
Best Yakitori in Tokyo? - Yakitori Hachibei Restaurant, Roppongi

Best Yakitori in Tokyo? – Yakitori Hachibei Restaurant, Roppongi

There are so many choices when dining in Tokyo, so 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...
Japan Kawaii Nonstop! - Cute Simmered Stew

Japan Kawaii Nonstop! – Cute Simmered Stew

In Japan they are relentless with kawaii (cute). Nothing escapes their reach! Even the classic Japanese simmered stews are kawaii-ified. Check it out….the rice people look like they are enjoying a meaty onsen. Made me smile, hope it does you as well.
Leave it to the Japanese to Invent a "Cooler" Beer - Kirin Frozen Beer

Leave it to the Japanese to Invent a “Cooler” Beer – Kirin Frozen Beer

I am consistently surprised by the Japanese culture of innovation. From having the world’s most advanced public transport system decades ahead of others -to- cell phones so advanced you can use them (not cash) to purchase a soda at a vending machine, the Japanese always seem to be...