Tokyo

Toriyoshi Has Some Awesome Chicken Wings

I love chicken. It’s cheap, healthy and delicious. There are a few izakaya chains that specialize in chicken, but one of my favorites is Toriyoshi. Their chicken wings are just awesome. It’s like they’re marinated in dope or something – once you start eating these chicken wings you can’t stop! But stop you will, to eat all the other yummy… Read more →

Midori Sushi Shibuya

Not all of us can afford to dine at fancy places like Sukiyabashi Jiro every time we have a craving for sushi (and it’s overrated anyway), but life’s too short to be eating that bland, budget stuff at a kaiten sushi place either, so your best option is usually a mid-range restaurant that serves fresh, quality fish at decent prices.… Read more →

We Eat Poop Curry So You Don’t Have To

Curry Shop Shimizu. Don’t let the pedestrian name lull you into a false sense of security – this place serves up some Fear Factor level stuff, and by that I mean curry that tastes like literal shit.   Now how would anyone know what real poop tastes like, you ask. Well, the owner of the place, Ken Shimizu, isn’t just… Read more →

Le Parc: An Unlikely Name For The Best Dim Sum in Tokyo

If Superman’s weakness is kryptonite, my weakness is Hong Kong dim sum. Chinese restaurants abound in Tokyo, but authentic Cantonese cuisine is frustratingly rare. My quest to find the best Cantonese restaurant in Tokyo came to a delightful end when I visited Le Parc in Ebisu. The name Le Parc is probably the last thing that comes to mind when… Read more →

Farm Fresh Food: Tsukada Farm

Tsukada Farm is not your typical izakaya chain. Here, the meat and produce is sourced directly from their partner farms, and you’ll taste the difference the moment you bite into the crisp cabbage and cucumber otoshi (appetizer). Served with a delicious miso dip, it’s fantastically fresh and a sign of things to come. Their menu features a wide variety of… Read more →

7 Things About Japan That Will Surprise You

You know about the maid cafes, the giant Gundam and Shibuya crossing. You know that Japanese trains get insanely crowded during rush hour, and that you’re supposed to wear your yukata left over right. You might even know to stand on the left on escalators in Tokyo. But some of these things about Japan just might surprise you.   1.… Read more →

the beer sampler

Spring Valley Brewery @ Log Road Daikanyama

Kirin is on a roll recently, bringing out their first craft beer, the interestingly named Galaxy Hop (Micro Review: very decent; great packaging and bottle design) and opening Spring Valley Brewery (SBV), a brand new brewery cum bar restaurant in a newly refreshed part of the upscale Daikanyama area. Launched in mid-April this year, SVB sits right at the entrance… Read more →

35 steps bistro sashimi

35 Steps Bistro Shibuya

Of the thousands of izakayas in Tokyo, 35 Steps Bistro stands out with its unusual name, coined after the 35 steps one has to take down to the basement of Shibuya City Hotel where it’s located. If you haven’t already heard of this highly popular izakaya, all you need to know is that it lives up to the hype as… Read more →

tinun shibuya

Tinun Shibuya – Great Thai Food At Great Prices

We’re huge fans of spicy food, and we’re really fortunate in Japan because it’s relatively easy to find asian food, from Indian curries to Chinese tan tan men. They mostly lean towards authentic, but of course, some are (way) better than others. When it comes to authentic Thai food, our hands-down favorite is Tinun in Shibuya. Located right beside Keio… Read more →