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Bamboo Recipes – Spring Shun!

Bamboo recipes

Spring in Japan is the season of bamboo and bamboo recipes. I adore cooking with bamboo which is so versatile, high in fiber and low in calories.  Bamboo shoots are a very seasonal vegetable, available in all supermarkets and vegetable shops between March and May. You can also purchase vacuum …

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Maruichi Bagel (Shirogane, Tokyo) – Best Bagels in Tokyo!

Maruichi Bagel, Shirogane - Best Bagels in Tokyo!

The best bagels in Tokyo are piping hot at Maruichi Bagel in Shirogane, Minato-ku. Maruichi Bagel, best bagels in Tokyo, is located near Shirogane-Takanawa station. Hiroo and Azabu residents are so lucky to have such a great bagel shop in their backyards. The bagel shop is a tiny hole is the …

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TOP TOKYO GLUTEN FREE RESTAURANTS

Blu Jam Cafe

Here are our Top Tokyo Gluten Free Tokyo Restaurants. Note that celiac disease or gluten intolerance are not common in Japan and many Japanese have not heard of it so prepare yourself when walking into a Japanese Restaurant. We’ve listed Gluten terms to look out for, foods to avoid and …

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Tokyo Breakfast Brunch – Open by 8:00

Here are more than 23+ great Tokyo breakfast brunch spots. Looking for a good spot for Tokyo breakfast or brunch on the weekend?  I love breakfast! I am a very earlier riser, so breakfast is my main meal of the day.  There are many other Tokyo Breakfast Brunch spots, but …

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Bistro Chick (Higashi Azabu, Tokyo)

Bistro Chick (ビストロ チック) is a cute little bistro in Azabu which serves a great lunch! Don’t let the name surprise you there is no chicken on the Bistro Chick lunch menu, although they sometimes offer for dinner. Lunch is a delicious selection of 5-7 pasta meals offered with starters …

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Japanese Mushroom Recipes

Winter is the perfect time to try some delicious Japanese mushroom recipes. We are highlighting six Japanese mushrooms which are all delicious, easily available in Japanese supermarkets, very economical and versatile in their usage.  If you love mushrooms, the recipes below will be some great additions to your winter dishes. …

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Little Bird Gluten Free Restaurant (Yoyogi Uehara, Tokyo)

I had a delicious lunch at the Little Bird Gluten Free Restaurant in Yoyogi (previously located in Harajuku) this week. The restaurant is 100% gluten free, and the chef and owner who has celiac disease is one darn good cook. Little Bird Restaurant offers a nice selection of entrees and desserts …

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Eggs n Things Breakfast (Harajuku/Ginza/Odaiba)

Eggs n Things offers a variety of breakfast items from 8:00 – 22:30 on weekends and from 9:00 during the week. Light and fluffy pancakes, waffles, and crepes with your choice of toppings; omelets, meat & eggs, fruit cups and mouth-watering specials like the Hawaiin loco moco or Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon. …

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Dumbo Doughnuts and Coffee (Azabu Juban & Harajuku)

Dumbo doughnuts and coffee tokyo

If you are a doughnut and coffee lover, you HAVE to visit Dumbo Doughnuts and Coffee in Azabu Juban or Harajuku in Tokyo. Dumbo Doughnuts and Coffee promotes themselves as NYC doughnuts for adult tastes. I have to agree after sampling five of the ten flavors they offer – crispy …

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Pokemon Cafe Tokyo – World’s First Permanent Pokemon Cafe

Pokemon Cafe Tokyo

The Pokemon Cafe and Center Store is another excellent spot for Pokemon lovers in Tokyo. Pokemon Center Tokyo DX opened its cafe and center store in 2018 on the 5th floor of the Takashimaya Department store in Nihonbashi. They offer adorable Pokemon character-themed drinks and dishes, exclusive merchandise, and a …

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Cafe Annteana (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

** Cafe Annteana underwent renovations in early Spring 2016 and is now a pancake cafe without a play space ** Cafe Annteana(カフェ・アンティーナ) in Daikanyama is another favorite baby and kid-friendly dining spot to escape the cold and rain. The interior is a delightful mix of elegant, vintage, shabby chic with …

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Rocco`s New York Style Pizza (Midtown, Tokyo)

Rocco`s New York Style Pizza is another gem in Japan who offers pizza by the slice or whole pie. Their main shop first opened in Oji in June 2010. They now have new location in Roppongi! Opened just a few months ago they hit all the buttons, great sauce, chewy …

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Delicious Tsukemen at Mitsuyado Seimen (Nakameguro, Tokyo)

On cold days our family likes to warm up with a nice bowl of tsukemen / ramen at our favorite child-friendly ramen shop, Mitsuyado Seimen in Nakameguro (三ツ矢堂製麺 中目黒店). They are a non-smoking restaurant from 11:00 to 17:00, provide baby high-chairs, and children’s bowls and cutlery. Their English menu is a …

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Soul Food House (Azabu Juban, Tokyo)

If you are looking for a REAL American Soul Food fix than Soul Food House should be your destination. Soul Food House @ 148 (official name) offers an awesome brunch on Sundays, lunch and dinner (Wed-Sat) (with the food that all Southerners grew up with – fried chicken, waffles, BBQ …

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Isshin Rice House (Daikanyama, Tokyo) – Traditional Japanese Cuisine

Isshin Rice House

Gohanya Isshin Daikanyama (ごはんや 一芯 代官山) is one of our favourite traditional Japanese restaurants, and hidden gems, to take friends visiting Tokyo. Located across the street from Kyu Asakura House and next to the Daikanyama Koban (Police Box), Gohanya Isshin sits hidden at the basement of a pale, yellow brick building. Walk …

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Top 5+ Recommended Salad Spots in Tokyo

Increase your greens at our Top 5+ Recommended Salad Spots in Tokyo – all deliciously filling and healthy! 1) Green Brothers (Ebisu, Azabu Juban, Ark Hills, Otemachi) – Green Brother’s has three seasonal salad offerings and nine year-round offerings. The salad sets run from 1,090 to 1,380 JPY (prices include tax). They also …

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