Restaurant

Harbor Terrace

Harbor Terrace – Restaurant You may have been to places close to the Kamakura station in Kanagawa prefecture while you are traveling in Tokyo but today, I would like to introduce a restaurant that is a bit far from the Kamakura station. The restaurant is inside the hotel called Harbor Terrace where you can enjoy […]

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Good cafe in neighbors

Cake shop There is one cake shop that I had always wanted to visit and finally, I made it! The place is called Patisseries Francaise Quartre, a French dessert shop. Patisserie Francaise Quatre フランス菓子キャトル 公式ウェブサイト|季節のアイテム They have so many different kinds of dessert and they all look so good. In the shop there is also […]

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Food/Drink | Restaurant

Spring Celebration

Spring in Sakuragi-cho In Tokyo, finally, Spring has come. Last week (last week of March through early April) was the peak of Sakura (Cherryblossoms) in Tokyo. Although the weather was not that good during the peak time, we were able to enjoy a little bit of Sakura trees on the weekend when the sun came […]

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Culture/History | Food/Drink

Fugu Nabe

What is Fugu Nabe? Fugu Nabe is Puffer fish hotpot that is commonly eaten in Japan. Just like a normal Japanese style hotpot, Fugu Nabe has puffer fish in it together with other vegitables. The taste of puffer fish is very subtle but the texture itself is quite unique and a little chewy. Normally, if […]

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Food/Drink

Japanese Restaurant – Reiwa Honzen

Happy 2022! I can’t believe it’s been almost two years since the initial COVID outbreak. We have been fighting against the virus for so long but we may still have to combat COVID-19, especially Omicron variant. Let’s hope for a better year this year. Stay safe and healthy, everyone. Japanese Restaurant – Reiwa Honzen Today […]

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Afternoon Tea at Oasis Garden

The rainy season started in Tokyo in June but one good news is that the state of emergency has been finally lifted on 21st of June! Still, people are very cautious about dining out but I had a chance to have a little afternoon tea with my friend in the restaurant called Oasis Graden which […]

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Afternoon Tea at Aman Tokyo

Just one day before the third state of emergency was issued in Tokyo, I was lucky enough to be able to enjoy Afternoon tea in The Lounge in Amon Tokyo Hotel. It was a great break after crazy working hours and extremely busy days.. I could not even remeber when was the last time I […]

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Cooking | Food/Drink

Ume – Japanese plums

What is Ume? Where did it come from? “Ume” means Japanese plums in Japanese. You may have heard of “Umeboshi” in Japanese which are pickled Japanese plums that we normally eat with white rice in Japan. In Japan, there is an old saying that “coarse tea and Japanese plum a day keeps the doctor away” […]

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Cooking | Food/Drink

Amazake – Sweet drink made from fermented rice

What is Amazake? Amazake is one of the fermented foods that has been loved by Japanese people since the Edo era (1603-1868) which is made from fermented rice that helps nutrient digestion and absorption of human body, meaning Amazake helps abosrb nutrition in an efficient manner and turn it into energy. Especially during the hot […]

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Food/Drink

Green tea

Beneficial effects of green tea Today, I’d like to introduce some of the beneficial effects that green tea has on infectious diseases and human immune systems. In Japan, there is an old saying that if you drink green tea that was picked on the eighty‐eighth day from the beginning of spring, you will be able […]

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