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Fresh Uni in Tokyo

By Kurt Davis | May 27, 2019

Uni is the Japanese word for sea urchin, or more specifically, a sea urchin’s gonads and few naturally occurring ingredients offer the luxuriant texture and rich flavor Uni supplies. Dishes taste better with Uni, whether it’s the main attraction or a supplement. Different types of Uni can be found in Japan: Murasaki Uni comes from […]

Okinawan Cuisine

By Kurt Davis | May 27, 2019

Okinawa is Japan’s southernmost prefecture. Owing to its location, it has a complex history that has influenced its cuisine. The Okinawan cuisine is meat-based (specifically, pork) although it features a lot of herbs, tropical vegetables, fruits, and spices. Here are some of the more popular Okinawan dishes: Goya Champuru Goya champuru is Okinawa’s signature dish. […]

My Top Izakayas in Tokyo

By Kurt Davis | May 27, 2019

Izakaya is Japanese word for pubs but it literally means stay, drink, room. It describes an informal way of dining, snacking, pubbing and having fun. Surrounded by your colleagues, friends and even strangers, enjoy the izakaya experience with an explosion of great tasty food, cheers, and entertaining chefs. Osusume wa nandesuka? (What is your recommendation?) […]

Ramen in Japan

By Kurt Davis | May 27, 2019

Ramen is a legendary dish in Japan. Adapted from neighboring China, Japanese Ramen noodles have become a cultural icon of Japan and found a niche in the hearts of people. If there’s one thing in Tokyo that you can find everywhere, it’s Ramen and every eating outlet sells its own version. Understanding the type of […]

Okonomiyaki – The Japanese Pancake

By Kurt Davis | May 27, 2019

Okonomiyaki is one of the most famous Japanese dishes. Okonomiyaki is the name for ‘Japanese pancake’ or ‘Japanese pizza’ and is a mix of thinly shredded cabbage lightly sautéed in a batter. You can choose to top it with assorted vegetables, seafood, or your choice of meat. It is cooked on a hotplate right in […]

Would You Like to Shabu-Shabu?

By Kurt Davis | May 26, 2019

Shabu Shabu or Japanese hot pot with a burst of flavors, and is a popular family go-to meal that really satisfies. You can go for just pork or beef, or both. Shabu-Shabu conveys the sound of ‘swish-swish’ – just a few swishes in the pot and it’s ready to serve! The Shabu-Shabu texture is buttery, […]

Teppanyaki in Tokyo

By Kurt Davis | May 26, 2019

Teppanyaki Teppan means Hotplate or Iron griddle, while Yaki means grilled, broiled or pan-fried. So Teppanyaki is an assortment of food displayed on a hotplate/griddle and served right in front of you. My Top 3 Destinations in Tokyo #1 Ginza Steak Tokyo To celebrate our new contract with (UCC), we chose to dine at the new […]

The Best Yakitori in Tokyo

By Kurt Davis | May 9, 2019

Yakitori (焼き鳥) is grilled skewered chicken mixed with a Teriyaki-like sauce. It is a quintessential Japanese soul food or grilled chicken skewers which is a culinary exploration of the entire bird from neck to tail. The yakitori dish is cheap and cheerful and is a staple in Japan’s food culture. Yakitori is made with small […]

Learn About, Make, and Eat Sushi in Tokyo

By Kurt Davis | May 9, 2019

Easily Japan’s most famous dish, sushi is one of the most amazing yet delicious food in the world, and although for most the thought of eating raw fish is cringe-worthy, sushi is sure to change that mindset. Sushi is a low-fat diet which is high in proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and omega 3’s, making it one […]

Unagi / Anago in Tokyo

By Kurt Davis | May 9, 2019

Unagi is an extremely expensive delicacy which is famous for not only its flavor but for its stamina-giving properties. Traditionally, it’s eaten in the hottest periods of summer on the day of the “Ox” to provide strength and vitality for the remainder of the year. Unagi is freshwater eel and when well-prepared has an appetizing […]