Overseas – Tokyo


Saryo Tsujiri 茶寮都路里 - For The Matcha Lovers In Tokyo. Note: NOT The Same As The Other "Tsujiri"

Matcha lovers from Singapore to Tokyo and Kyoto may get confused between the different “Tsujiri”s around. Just for your information, the Tsujiri chain store that we see in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangkok, Malaysia, Melbourne, is NOT the same as the famous Gion Tsujiri found in Kyoto and Tokyo. You can spot the difference from the logos, the kanji characters (都路里 found in Japan vs 辻利) or well by drinking the teas if you are discerning enough. Some may be surprised that the Tsujiri that we are more familiar with, had no branches in Japan. This entry is......

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Taimeiken Tokyo - Soft, Fluffy Omurice. Oddly Satisfying When You Cut Through The Egg

Taimeiken Tokyo – Soft, Fluffy Omurice. Oddly Satisfying When You Cut Through The Egg

I must admit there was something about the slicing of the wobbly Japanese Omurice at Taimeiken that was oddly satisfying. Taimeikan is established in 1931, known to be a pioneering Western style Japanese restaurant that specialises in Yoshoku cuisine. Yoshuku cuisine gained popularity in Japan after 1868 when...

April 26, 2017
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10 Must Eats At Shinjuku Tokyo 新宿 -  Afforable Michelin Meals, Handmade Soba To ¥350 Gyudon (

10 Must Eats At Shinjuku Tokyo 新宿 – Afforable Michelin Meals, Handmade Soba To ¥350 Gyudon (<$5)

Shinjuku 新宿 must be one of my favourite wards in Tokyo. While it is a business district, it is also home to considerable dining, entertainment and shopping options. Shinjuku Station also happens to be the world’s busiest railway station, handling more than 2 million passengers. I liked the...

April 23, 2017
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Tsunahachi 天ぷら新宿つな八 - Historical Tempura Restaurant In The Heart Of Shinjuku Tokyo

Tsunahachi 天ぷら新宿つな八 – Historical Tempura Restaurant In The Heart Of Shinjuku Tokyo

Within the busy urban jungle of Shinjuku 新宿, you find quite a couple of food treasures with historical value. Tempura restaurant Tsunahachi 天ぷら新宿つな八 which was founded by Kyuzo Shimura in 1923, has remain highly popular among most locals and tourists. (Click PLAY for video highlights of Tsunahachi.) At...

April 15, 2017
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Shinjuku Kappo Nakajima 新宿割烹 中嶋 – Probably The Cheapest Michelin Star Meal In Tokyo

Shinjuku Kappo Nakajima 新宿割烹 中嶋 – Probably The Cheapest Michelin Star Meal In Tokyo

Nakajima is probably the cheapest Michelin star meal you can get at Tokyo, Japan. This is how affordable it can get. A lunch set is priced at 800 Yen (SGD$9.90, USD$7.40), and we are talking about one of the most expensive cities in the world. Finding this restaurant...

April 13, 2016
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