I was told Michelin stars do not matter in Tokyo – Japanese food do not need to be judged by the western standard, especially for something as traditional as Edomae sushi. While I believe this to be true, my curiosity about these shops that were awarded stars still needs to be fulfilled. Sushi Yoshitake was awarded the highest honor of 3 Michelin stars the year it entered the Michelin guide.
I like cocktails. The fresher the accompanying ingredient, the better. Cocktails are perhaps the only way I consume spirits. They say you never forget your first. Sentimental creature that I […]
From the moment I laid eyes upon a picture of Lamp No Yado ランプの宿, a picture of a beautiful Japanese ryokan situated right by the Sea of Japan, it infiltrated my holiday dreams. This definitely earned its spot on Japan’s top 10 hidden ryokans.
I mentioned in the Harukiya Ramen post that we ended up in the Ogikubo district to look for this one shop selling orthopedic shoes. The thing about Tokyo is that […]
There is a huge concentration of Ramen shops in this suburban part of Tokyo’s Suginami ward. The ramen in this area are all quite well rated. Our attention, however, was focused squarely on Harukiya 春木屋.
“Everyone has a guy, a go-to sushi chef, after spending sometime in Tokyo,” said a Turkish friend of mine who has lived in Japan for a good number of years. […]
Making a career out of my creative pursuits is always an ongoing dream. I have been blessed to be able to realize parts of that while telling stories in front […]
This is a difficult list for me! Fish was never my favorite thing to eat as a child. I liked steam fish but that was about it. My introduction to […]
Aram was introduced to me during the Spring of 2012 by Jeffrey Rowe, a mutual friend of ours. Everything about Aram seemed in sync. He was laid back but professional, […]
Perhaps it is because you never forget your first love. Perhaps fond memories have a strong association with our cravings. Whenever I go to Karuizawa, there are only a few […]