Good Eats: Sasanoyuki (Tokyo)

Don't laugh, but I adore tofu. I didn't until I moved to Japan and learned that those large strained blocks of mush could actually be turned into something delectable. Since then, however, I detour for good tofu, which is how I found myself at Sasanoyuki in Tokyo's Uguisudani neighborhood, a short walk from Ueno. Sasanoyuki has... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: Regendo (or Re:gendo)

I'm not a vegetarian but I do love my vegetables. And I'm even more willing to consume them when they're presented to me in a unique way. Enter Re:gendo, a charming cafe in an old Japanese home in the western Tokyo suburb of Nishi-Ogikubo. Unless you're a fan of ramen or anime, there's not much... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: Kashiwai (Kyoto)

Alright, I'll admit it, I am a sucker for good food photography. If you can style your food and photograph it in such a manner that it makes me start drooling all over the page/screen, you've done your job VERY well. It does also help to have a "gimmick". Not in the way that you're... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: Nikiniki (Kyoto)

Most visitors to Kyoto can't help but taste the old capital's specialty sweet - yatsuhashi. While traditional yatsuhashi is a hard cinnamon-flavored cookie, the stands that line the road up to Kiyomizu Temple do a brisk business in both selling and offering samples of the nama (raw) version - a chewy, glutinous confectionary. Namayatsuhashi are normally shaped like a triangle... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: A-Womb (Kyoto)

There is sushi and there is design. And then there is designer sushi. There's no better way to describe the beautiful seafood and vegetables on offer at the minimalist restaurant A-Womb. The eatery specializes in high quality, DIY hand-rolled sushi (temaki), featuring many local vegetables and unique food combinations not often found at your standard sushi joint.... Continue Reading →

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