Overseas – Tokyo


Toraya Café – An Azuki Red Bean Dedicated Café Found At Shinjuku, Tokyo

I share a similar liking with Doraemon, that we both enjoy Dorayaki – the small pancake made from castella, wrapped around fillings of sweet azuki red bean paste. Yes, it is actually all about red bean paste, also known as “anko” in Japanese. Imagine my delight when I found a red-bean paste dedicated café in the heart of Shinjuku, located on the 2nd floor of NeWOMAN complex. Toraya Cafe An Stand is operated by Toraya, best known for its “wagashi” (Japanese confectionary) with history dating back to the late sixteenth century in the Muromachi Period. The business first......

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Tamawarai 玉笑 - 1 Michelin Starred Soba Restaurant In Tokyo, Be Prepared To Wait 2 Hours Or More

Tamawarai 玉笑 – 1 Michelin Starred Soba Restaurant In Tokyo, Be Prepared To Wait 2 Hours Or More

It is not uncommon to queue up for food, especially at the famous establishments. But my experience for a bowl of Michelin-starred Soba at Tamawarai 玉笑 was one which stretched my patience (and perhaps friendship). Tamawarai is a small 14-seater non-descript one Michelin starred Soba place located in...

March 10, 2019
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Michelin Guide Tokyo 2018 – 12 Three Star Restaurants, Including Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten, Sushi Saito, Kanda, Ishikawa

Michelin Guide Tokyo 2018 – 12 Three Star Restaurants, Including Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten, Sushi Saito, Kanda, Ishikawa

Tokyo keeps up with its honours of the city awarded with the most number of Michelin stars – 234 starred restaurants in total. All 12 three-starred restaurants retain their stars, with 5 NEW two-starred restaurants. They are Den, Florilège, Higuchi, Hommage and Sazenka. Florilège which features Chef Hiroyasu...

November 30, 2017
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Tonkatsu Tonki - Famous Japanese Pork Cutlet Institution With An Open Kitchen Concept, At Meguro Tokyo

Tonkatsu Tonki – Famous Japanese Pork Cutlet Institution With An Open Kitchen Concept, At Meguro Tokyo

A visit to Tokyo’s famed Tonkatsu Tonki とんかつ とんき is not just about their deep fried pork cutlet, but the history it represents. Its cooking and processing system is itself a ‘show’ you can catch. This is a casual Japanese restaurant located at Meguro Tokyo, specialising in Tonkatsu...

October 27, 2017
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Saryo Tsujiri 茶寮都路里 - For The Matcha Lovers In Tokyo. Note: NOT The Same As The Other "Tsujiri"

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...

May 29, 2017
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