Posts tagged "Tokyo"
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...
Teyandei Izakaya - Tokyo, Japan

Teyandei Izakaya – Tokyo, Japan

A Tokyo insider izakaya – well now the secret is out! I find that I am always lucky when I am in Tokyo. There is something special about that crazy city – each time I go I am amazed at the intensity of the food culture and the...
Kawaii and How Japan is Kicking the World’s Ass on Cuteness

Kawaii and How Japan is Kicking the World’s Ass on Cuteness

      What is kawaii and why is everything in Japan so cute? “Kawaii” is the Japanese term for “cute.” And if you know anything about Japan you know kawaii reigns. The love of all things cute is found throughout Asia, but it is heightened to an art...
Kappabashi Dori – Kitchen Street – Tokyo, Japan

Kappabashi Dori – Kitchen Street – Tokyo, Japan

An endless array of kitchen stuffs for the commercial and home chef alike If you have even a passing interest in cooking as a home chef, you will want to make a special trip to Kappabashi Dori. You can buy everything here from plastic fake sushi for window...
Ramen – From Tokyo and Beyond, This is No Ordinary Noodle Dish

Ramen – From Tokyo and Beyond, This is No Ordinary Noodle Dish

From cheap US college student food to a serious culinary tradition in Japan Let it be known I never ate ramen in college. My drunken snack of choice when out was a fried chicken place called Time Out where we would get a bucket of bones – the...
A Michelin Starred Teppanyaki Experience - Sazanka in the Roppongi Area of Tokyo, Japan

A Michelin Starred Teppanyaki Experience – Sazanka in the Roppongi Area of Tokyo, Japan

With Japanese cuisine, most people hear of sushi first. It’s shocking and stands out. I remember as a kid thinking, “raw fish, yuck” (who’d of thought I’d grow up and eat raw horse heart?). But the first “Japanese” meal most people will actually eat will be teppanyaki. Every...
Tokyo Becomes Top Michelin Starred Culinary Capital (For Now)

Tokyo Becomes Top Michelin Starred Culinary Capital (For Now)

That sudden gust of air you felt around November 17th was the result of the entire nation of France collectively gasping for air. On that day the press broke the news that Tokyo had topped Paris in the number of the coveted 3-star restaurants. Should we care? Will...
Best Budget Hotel (Granbell Shibuya) and Best High-end Hotel (Grand Hyatt Roppongi) in Tokyo

Best Budget Hotel (Granbell Shibuya) and Best High-end Hotel (Grand Hyatt Roppongi) in Tokyo

Our favorite hotels when we are traveling in Tokyo Tokyo can be expensive. And so it depends on how you want to do it…5 star hotel experiences are definitely available. We like the Grand Hyatt Roppongi for a truly luxe hotel experience. But we also discovered you don’t...
Obika Mozzarella Bar, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo

Obika Mozzarella Bar, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo

Glorious cheese is the star in this Tokyo restaurant As much as I absolutely adore Japanese food, we took a break from our much loved Yakitori and Katsudon to try an interesting concept in casual dining. A restaurant entirely based around creamy, fresh mozzarella flown in daily from...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Amuse-Bouche

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Amuse-Bouche

We here at Accidental Epicurean are looking at ways of expanding the reach of our site beyond Southeast Asia. As part of that mission we’re going to start doing a weekly series of “epicurean concepts”…these could be words that you’ll find on a fine dining menu, boutique ingredients,...
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...
Tokyo Travel – Why I Love this Crazy City of Tokyo

Tokyo Travel – Why I Love this Crazy City of Tokyo

And left Japan kicking and screaming… The first time I traveled to Hong Kong, I fell in love. I had an inexplicable affinity for the place, and on subsequent trips, discovered many new parts that ultimately led to Hong Kong’s classification as my favorite city in Asia. Now...