Harajuku Mochi Chocolat  Sakura

Harajuku Mochi Chocolat Sakura

Natto is often considered to be the most unique and strange food experience when it comes to introducing Japanese cuisine to foreigners. It’s stinky, sticky, and reminds you of mucous. While as a singular food, natto may indeed be one of the strangest things you can eat in Japan, there is a class of food that I discovered is a bit bigger and more broadly used than what I regard as itsMore

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Cafe de Nature, Minami Aoyama カフェ ド ナチュール南青山

Cafe de Nature, Minami Aoyama カフェ ド ナチュール南青山

I thought I would have more trouble finding a table at Cafe de Nature as it has only recently opened its doors in swish Minami Aoyama. On a recent evening during Golden Week, my dining partner and I felt very lucky to get a booking, but when we sat down to dinner, we found we were only one of three parties in the relatively large upstairs dining room. Downstairs is a more casual cafe and pastry shop, but everywhere is fitted out in a very upmarket French cafe/ bistro style.When I booked online there were two omakase courses to choose from so I splashed out on …More

Suprise Find: Ginger Frosted Sembei

Suprise Find: Ginger Frosted Sembei

As I mentioned in my "I’m back" post, I now live in a very remote area. What is more, I also live in a small town (less than 10,000 people). There are very few local markets and I can charitably say that local tastes match local political views; they are very conservative. That means that the restaurants around me focus mostly on burgers, bad steak, pizza, pasta with heavy sauces,More

Ice Cream with a Salted Caramel Swirl + Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

Ice Cream with a Salted Caramel Swirl + Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

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May The Fourth be with you~SWCO was just awesome!

May The Fourth be with you~SWCO was just awesome!

May The Fourth be with you everyone!I attended the Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017( Ap 13-16th).and this was my 4th Star Wars Celebration(Celebration Japan,Orlando, Anaheim and Orlando).I’m a fan of Star Wars since I was around 12 years old.I went to the theater TFA for 8 times, Rogue one also 8 times.I can’t count how many times I watched all episode..There are many way for enjoying Star Wars. Someone loves plastic models, novels, build the light saber, build a robot, of course costume play(me too) etc..In my case..my main fan activity is Star Wars vegetable carving!During the Celebration, I’ve stayed in our booth” Jedi Order Japan” and carved Star Wars vegetable carving for …More

Terra Australis, Kita Sando テラ・アウストラリス千北参道

Terra Australis, Kita Sando テラ・アウストラリス千北参道

Because I am from the Terra Australis myself I am always interested to see exactly what is being put forward as ‘Australian cuisine’ here in Tokyo (or anywhere for that matter). I mean, who actually knows what Australian cuisine is these days? Is it the plain English-style food my mother used to cook (when she wasn’t cooking something more interesting)? Is it a multi-cultural blend of styles from Europe, the Middle East and Asia that reflects how contemporary Australians eat today? Or, is it a modern, aspirational restaurant cuisine, popularised by the likes of star Aussie chefs Neil Perry and Luke Mangan?If the answer is the latter, then …More

Hina no Sudachi (white bean cakes)

Hina no Sudachi (white bean cakes)

I think my faithful readers will find that little has changed since I last blogged. I’m still using a crummy little digital camera and struggling to get shots that are bright enough and in focus. I still write posts that are too long. I still try to be funny and fail a lot of the time, and I still making typing errors that make me look like I don’t understand basic grammar and spelling andMore

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Nippon-ya Mail Order

Nippon-ya Mail Order

Display of Japanese sweets at Nippon-ya in San Francisco’s Japantown There are roughly two types of Japanese snacks. There is the loud, colorfully packaged stuff that is sold in consumer packaging. It is so shelf-stable that it’ll likely survive the current administration’s efforts to bring about a nuclear war. These are in contrast to delicate, classy, and unlikely to survive two months inMore

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Back, at least for awhile…

Back, at least for awhile…

Why is he so sad when he has a beer? (Maneki neko statue at a Japanese grocery in San Francisco’s Japantown) It’s been two years and eight months since I walked away from my Japan blogs. I’m not sure that I am back "for good" or on nearly as consistent a basis as before, but I am sure that there are some experiences I want to share both with any of my readers who may check in from time toMore

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

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