Tsuta (Tokyo)

Tsuta (Tokyo)

Tsuta (Tokyo) Tsuta is the first ramen restaurant to ever be awarded a Michelin star. During our trip to Tokyo, we made sure to visit. Eating at Tsuta takes some planning. You must get a ticket early in the morning before the restaurant opens and then come back at your designated time. The ramen shop […]

Highlights from Japan

Highlights from Japan

Highlights from Japan We just returned from a week in Japan. It was as magical as our first visit and perhaps even more beautiful with Tokyo and Osaka lit up with lights at night in celebration of Christmas. As I recover from jet lag, here are a few photo highlights of our trip. Premium Souffle […]

Croissant Taiyaki

Croissant Taiyaki

Croissant Taiyaki Croissant Taiyaki is a chain in Japan that sells a hybrid croissant taiyaki dessert. Taiyaki are fish shaped filled pancakes, a popular street food in Japan. Pancake batter is cooked in cast iron fish shaped molds and usually filled with azuki bean paste, though sometimes you’ll find other fillings like chocolate and custard. […]

Ichiran Ramen

Ichiran Ramen

Ichiran Ramen During our trip to Japan, we ate a lot of ramen, and one of our favorite bowls was from Ichiran Ramen, which many say is the best. This famous chain has many locations and is conveniently open 24 hours. When you enter, you’re first greeted with the familiar sight of a vending machine to […]

Ginza Steak (Tokyo)

Ginza Steak (Tokyo)

Ginza Steak (Tokyo) Ginza Steak is a steakhouse in Tokyo that serves all-you-can-eat A5 Wagyu beef. I dined there during my last trip to Tokyo and it was one of the highlights of my trip. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner. Lunch has a more limited offering but is also cheaper. There […]

Kaisen-don Ooedo

Kaisen-don Ooedo

Kaisen-don Ooedo Our first official meal in Japan was at Kaisen-don Ooedo (海鮮丼 大江戸), where we had sushi breakfast. One of the most visited attractions in Tokyo is Tsukiji Fish Market for their famous tuna auction. Surrounding the market are many shops and vendors, and small sushi restaurants. I’ll be covering Tsukiji Market and the other […]

Krispy Kreme (Japan)

Krispy Kreme (Japan)

Krispy Kreme (Japan) Today is National Doughnut Day! In honor of that, I’m sharing one of my doughnut stops in Japan. One of the things I like doing on international trips is checking out chains from the US and seeing the different menu options. At the Krispy Kreme in Tokyo, there were quite a few different […]

Maisen Tonkatsu

Maisen Tonkatsu

Maisen Tonkatsu Maisen Tonkatsu is often regarded as serving the best tonkatsu in Japan. It was one of my favorite bites from our trip and the restaurant I look most to forward to revisiting. I’d recommend coming here even if you’ve never been a huge fan of tonkatsu.Tonkatsu is a Japanese-style, breaded and deep fried pork cutlet […]