All posts tagged "Tokyo"

  • Otafuku

    Otafuku specializes in oden – a dashi broth containing loads of fried tofu, seafood and vegetables. They’ve been in business for over a hundred years,...

  • Streamer Coffee Company

    World champion barista Hiroshi Sawada has been consulting in Chicago the past few years, and I had a chance to meet him at his coffeeshop...

  • Ramen in Tokyo Station’s Basement

    You’ll find some of the best eating in Tokyo in the basement, of all places. Whether it’s a depachika in a department store or a...

  • Tsukiji’s Outer Market

    If Japan has been on your bucket list, now would be the time to plan a trip, because come November, the glorious, historic and well-worn...

  • The First Thing You Need To Do In Japan

    After the long flight to Tokyo’s Narita airport, the first thing you think you’re going to need to do is locate transportation into the city....

  • Tokyo-to-Kyoto Train Food

    If you’re headed to Kyoto, chances are you’re taking the bullet train from Tokyo Station, riding one of the impressive Shinkansen trains. I know this...

  • Tsunahachi

    Tempura is both art and science. The shokunin figure out what temperature to fry in, depending on the weather. They also consider temperature when mixing...

  • Sushi Dai Bekkan

    Near Tsukiji Market, this is where I had my first piece of kinmedai, and I haven’t been the same since. You can imagine  how easy...

  • Tonkotsu Bankara

    Although there are hundreds of great ramen joints in the city, this is merely one, featuring milky white pork-based tonkotsu broth. I particularly enjoyed the...

  • Ginza Bairin

    Like Maisen, the tonkatsu at Ginza Bairin is textbook: juicy pork that’s been pounded exactly the same width, then rolled in crispy panko breadcrumbs and...

  • Sushi Sho

    Sushi Sho is one of those hidden away sushi bars (and I mean it’s only a bar) in a nondescript building that seats maybe 10...