Akasaka Tsutsui, Akasaka  赤坂 津つ井 赤坂

Akasaka Tsutsui, Akasaka 赤坂 津つ井 赤坂

‘Yōshoku’ is literally translatable as ‘Western cuisine’. And that’s pretty much what it appears to be at first glance. But in reality it might be better defined as a branch of Japanese cuisine. Things like kare (curry) rice, fried croquettes, crumbed prawns, hamburg (not hamburger!), omuraisu (omlette on rice) and so on…It is a ubiquitous style of casual dining in Japan, however the chefs that prepare it sometimes take such care and pride that their food pushes up into the territory of fine dining. I have had several yoshoku meals in my time that were as refined as any other Japanese cuisine (and with…More

ZenPop Sweets "Red and White" Box  (Unboxing)

ZenPop Sweets "Red and White" Box (Unboxing)

In the first few years after I returned to the U.S., I took my sister-in-law to the "Daiso Japan" shops in the Bay Area. The Daiso is a hundred yen (dollar) store in Japan and other parts of Asia, but most things are a $1.50 in the U.S. When my sister-in-law remarked on Facebook that it was so cheap and had a lot of interesting items, someone who had lived in Japan for a long time scoffedMore

336 Ebisu サンサンロク恵比寿

336 Ebisu サンサンロク恵比寿

336 Ebisu has a fairly modern, if unassuming exterior. It really just seems like a typical neighborhood French from the outside but, upon entering, it’s clear that the level of this restaurant is a cut above. The clean design, simple furniture and arches lend a modern European air.The food and service is excellent quality, if a little slow.I will definitely be back for more~ Cheese puffs as amuseDelicious breadCauliflower with crab, caviar and mustard. This was served by mistake, but I got them to leave it anyway as it looked so good!Fish with (I think) kumquatLamb chopsFoie gras and truffle risottohttp://336ebisu.favy.jp/Tel: 03-6277-2282More

Tommy Bahama, Ginza  トミーバハマ銀座

Tommy Bahama, Ginza トミーバハマ銀座

If you’re looking for somewhere to have a casual brunch in Ginza in a modern, airy atmosphere, the restaurant in the Tommy Bahama clothing store is worth a try. The prices are much more reasonable than the clothes! The food is also not bad either. My favourite is always the cod. https://www.tommybahama.jp/aboutTel: 03-5568-0666More

336 Ebisu

336 Ebisu

336 Ebisu has a fairly unassuming exterior. It really just seems like a typical neighborhood French from the outside but, upon entering, it’s clear that the level of this restaurant is a cut above.The food and service is good quality, if a little slow.https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1303/A130302/13200444/Tel: 03-6277-2282More

Mangia Pesce, Sendagaya マンジャペッシェ千駄ヶ谷

Mangia Pesce, Sendagaya マンジャペッシェ千駄ヶ谷

Mangia Pesce is Italian for ‘eat fish’, and this is exactly what you’re going to be able to do at this establishment in Meiji Dori in Sendagaya. The restaurant is beautifully fitted out, even if it has seen better days and the service is friendly. For a casual lunch or dinner, it would be worth a try,https://www.mangiapesce.com/Tel: 03-3403-7735 More

Yakitori Imai, Jingumae 焼鳥今井神宮前

Yakitori Imai, Jingumae 焼鳥今井神宮前

Yakitori Imai is classy yakitori. Not your smoky local neighborhood joint with the signs you can’t read all over the place. It’s classier the staff are cuter and it’s about twice the price.But great for an occasion when you want that yummy, low-carb fix but are after something a little more sophisticated.http://yakitoriimai.jp/Tel: 03-6447-1710More

How to carve Cucumber fan for celebration

How to carve Cucumber fan for celebration

Here’s how to carve Cucumber fan for celebration.I make this for customer’s anniversary or some wonderful occasion.This video has extra contents..I hope you enjoy it too!This is no too difficult and convenient therefore please try…no!Try not, do or do not, There is no try 🙂More

How to carve BB-8 with veggie..

How to carve BB-8 with veggie..

Here comes the video of how to carve BB-8 with sweet potato.I made BB-8 several time and use several ingredient but sweet potato is best buddy for BB-8.I hope you enjoy it…May the force be with you!Last year, I made the vegetable carving of “Forces of destiny”.and this was for Official Star Wars SNS such as twitter and Instagram.It was really honored!More

Caramel Cream Cheese Apple Dip

Caramel Cream Cheese Apple Dip

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The Just Bento Cookbook 2 is out! – Plus where to find me (for now)

The Just Bento Cookbook 2 is out! – Plus where to find me (for now)

The Just Bento Cookbook 2 is out! If you are here because you bought the book – hi there! read moreMore

After watcing the Last Jedi

After watcing the Last Jedi

※※If you haven’t watch The Last Jedi, please do not read this!!※※My Star Wars started since I watched EP4.Since then, My most favorite character is Obiwan.That is why I sometimes wear the costumes.Speaking of EP 4,It was very exciting scene that Ben-kenobi confront Darth vader at the platform of the Death star bay.But Ben suddenly stopped fighting and defieted by the Vader..Then I was wondering always.. ” why obiwan killed by Darth vader on purpose…?This was become one of my big theme of Star Wars.That is why I liked new trilogy 1-3 because I could …More

Japanese Vegetable carving of Cucumber/Jabara

Japanese Vegetable carving of Cucumber/Jabara

Here comes my new video of how to cut the Jabara cucumber ..Please try at home! More

Umami Burger, Kita Aoyama       UMAMI BURGER 青山店

Umami Burger, Kita Aoyama UMAMI BURGER 青山店

Umami Burger in Kita Aoyama is an LA concept based on Japanese principles that has made it full circle back to Japan. The Japanese principle in question is that of umami – the 5th taste that Westerners were not widely aware of until recent times.To me, umami is basically a savouriness given to food by things like bacon, fish sauce, truffles, tomatoes and so forth. Japanese umami is based on the basic and essential ingredients of Japanese cooking – katsuo and konbu.There’s nothing Japanese about Umami Burger. The umami in this joint kind of hits you over the head in every dish and then drenches you in…More

Lemony Pasta Salad

Lemony Pasta Salad

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Tohato Ame Oni Bloomin’ Onion Snack (sour cream)

Tohato Ame Oni Bloomin’ Onion Snack (sour cream)

I read a lot of cooking blogs because I’m always interested in expanding my range of cooking skills. There was a time, for instance, when I was trying to master the art of making a really good steam cake. One of the Chinese recipes said something to the effect of, ‘We Chinese traditionally ate fruit after meals for dessert, but, ha, ha, Western cuisine has corrupted us.’ Every time I readMore

Tohato Harvest Sand Biscuits Mont Blanc flavor

Tohato Harvest Sand Biscuits Mont Blanc flavor

Every year, around Halloween, a bunch of sites will do lists of the best and worst Halloween snacks. The "best" usually are anything covered in or mainly comprised of chocolate and/or peanut butter. The "worst" tend to be anything chalky or in the genre of what the British call "boiled sweets" (hard candy). Basic Harvest Biscuits are the boiled sweet of the cookie world. They’re what you’reMore

Yaokin Strawberry Cream Roll Cake

Yaokin Strawberry Cream Roll Cake

This is the first item from the ZenPop Sweets box that I previously reviewed. I chose it mainly because I wanted a small dessert and it looked small and like a dessert. That being said, this is a "kid’s snack" in Japan and sold for a mere 20 yen (20 cents), so it’s unrealistic to expect it to be as refined as larger, adult-marketed shelf stable pastries. And, of course, shelf-stable pastriesMore

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