Japanese

Eating in Japan – Nagano and Matsumoto

I’m finally moving onto my other travels in Japan after the Eating in Tokyo series: Part 1 – Tsukiji Markets, Part 2 – Shibuya and Harajuku, Part 3 – More Markets and Depachikas, Part 4 – Shinjuku and Ginza, Part 5 – Narisawa, and Part 6 – Akihabara, Roppongi and Odaiba. Nagano After the first […] Read more…

Eating in Tokyo – Part 6 – Akihabara, Roppongi, Odaiba

Following on from Eating in Tokyo – Part 5 – Narisawa… Akihabara Akihabara is otherwise known as ‘electric town’, (what Akiba in Civic is named after), and is the geek hub of Tokyo. Obviously it looks a lot more electric by night when everything is all lit up. My sister loves anime and manga so […] Read more…

Eating in Tokyo – Part 5 – Narisawa

Following on from Eating in Tokyo – Part 4 – Shinjuku and Ginza… Did you know that the city of Tokyo alone holds more than 200 Michelin-starred restaurants? That’s one city with the largest number of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world! On my trip to Japan earlier this year, my sister allowed me to pick […] Read more…

Eating in Tokyo – Part 4 – Shinjuku and Ginza

Following on from Eating in Tokyo – Part 3 – More Markets and Depachikas… Shinjuku We had to stop in Shinjuku, known as one of the many foodie destinations in Tokyo. I found this Time Out article on the Best 20 Ramen in Tokyo very handy (too bad I couldn’t visit all 20!) I picked […] Read more…

Japanese @ Pepper Lunch

I saw fast food chain Pepper Lunch everywhere in Tokyo but found there was always something better to try. When I came back to Canberra, the first Pepper Lunch eatery had opened in Civic. Pepper Lunch is a DIY teppan eatery where the majority of items are cooked by the diner on sizzling hot plates. […] Read more…

Eating in Tokyo – Part 3 – More Markets and Depachikas

Continuing on from Eating in Tokyo – Part 2 – Shibuya and Harajuku… Ameyoko Markets We headed to the Ameyayokocho Markets in Ueno, or Ameyoko for short. Located opposite the train station, these markets were bustling with souvenir shops, clothes, and food. Our first stop was at Gindaco, a takoyaki AND taiyaki chain store in […] Read more…

Eating in Tokyo – Part 2 – Shibuya and Harajuku

Following on from Eating in Tokyo Part 1 – Tsukiji Markets… Shibuya We weren’t staying anywhere near Shibuya, but I had read that it was a major food destination in Tokyo. We had a free night of wandering and decided to make a stop there for some ramen. Of the ramen shops I had researched, […] Read more…

Canberra’s Night Noodle Markets starts tomorrow

The 2016 Enlighten Night Noodle Markets commence on Friday 4 March 2016 at 5pm at Reconciliation Place. After last year’s feedback, the space for this year’s markets has apparently doubled. Here’s hoping, remember these intertwining queues from last year? And the sun hadn’t even set yet! More stalls have been added on. Here’s the line […] Read more…

Lunch special @ Chaki Chaki

Newly opened Chaki Chaki in Braddon offers high end Japanese cuisine from chef, Yujiro Takeda, who brought us Tasuke. I’ve been stalking the website for a few weeks and I must say the website alone is beautiful! Chaki Chaki predominantly offers a $60 or $80 set degustation with a few tapas on the a la […] Read more…

Asian fusion @ Soi Noodle Bar

I’d walked past the boarded up space when Soi Noodle Bar was being constructed wondering what it would offer. The signage only stated that it would be Asian Fusion dining and to me that means $$$. Soi Noodle Bar has been open for about a month now and it was about time I went to […] Read more…