- Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.
Traveling to Tokushima, Shikoku? If so, or if you happen to live there, one thing that must be done is trying the local ramen! Tokushima has developed its own ramen style and it's so delicious that its popularity has been spreading in other parts of Japan. Here's where you should go for some of the best ramen in and around the city of Tokushima.
Many people know about Japan's cherry blossoms called "sakura", but much fewer people know about sakura's little cousin, the "ume" (plum) tree, which goes in bloom earlier, in the late part of winter. The plum tree blossoms are traditionally seen as a sign that winter is coming to an end.
When you are visiting the beautiful city of Kyoto, a good option for lunch or dinner is yakiniku (Japanese-style BBQ) because the city has numerous excellent restaurants. There are so many that it might be difficult to choose which one to go to. Here are some highly-regarded places you should consider when you'll be faced with the difficult task of choosing your yakiniku restaurant!
Family Mart is one of the major convenience store chains in Japan. Convenience stores are called by the Japanese "konbini", which is an abbreviation for the word "convenience". At Family Mart, you can buy a plethora of cheap snacks, desserts, and other products at any time of the day.
7-Eleven convenience stores are ubiquitous in Japan. Especially in big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, a 7-Eleven "konbini" (Japanese name for convenience store) is always within a short walking distance of wherever you are. They can be quite fun to explore, as they offer a good variety of cheap snacks that can only be found in Japan. Here is more on 7-Eleven convenience stores.
Unbelievable! You can have a meal of tsukemen for 0 yen at a new joint called Tsukemen Akatombo in Nishi Shinjuku. We tried it and it was excellent. The offer is only valid until the 21st of October, so hurry up to get yours!
Tokyo Station Buffet is an affordable, large-scale, all-you-can-eat restaurant conveniently located in a building right next to the Tokyo Station. It's a good option if you're really hungry and want to have many different kinds of Japanese foods. Western and Chinese dishes are also offered.
Tokyo Station is a major station on the Yamanote Line. It is also in close proximity to many metro stations as well. The area is a major business district and it also boasts interesting sightseeing spots such as the Imperial Palace. Food-wise the area has a great reputation for having some of the city's best Indian curry at an affordable price. Here's a guide of where to eat Indian curry around Tokyo Station.
Halal restaurants in Tokyo are gaining in popularity thanks to a growing number of Muslim residents and travelers. Although kebab restaurants and food trucks are now quite common, it's a lot harder to find Yakiniku restaurants that use halal meat. This article gives you the lowdown on the best halal yakiniku in Tokyo.
If you are visiting the Chiba Prefecture, this is a place you might want to check out. ＆TREE opened on October 20th, 2017, and it is already creating a buzz for offering lunch sets made from locally grown vegetables and desserts made from a popular patisserie.