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Tokyo, Japan family-friendly places to eat, date night recommendations and recipes.

Japanese Sweet Potato Recipes

Japanese sweet potato recipes to make today! Japanese sweet potato (さつまいも satsumaimo) is an incredibly delicious, nutritious and economical food for your family. If you want a fun outing go dig your own potatoes at one of the Chiba and Saitama farms.  You can find some great sweet potatoes at …

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Japanese Persimmon Recipes – Autumn Shun

Japanese Persimmon Recipes

Japanese persimmon recipes to make today! Japanese persimmon (kaki, 柿) is an incredibly delicious, nutritious and economical fruit for your family.  You can find some great sweet persimmons at the Tokyo Farmers Market at the UN University on Saturday and Sunday in Omotesando.  Also remember to cook with other in-season fruits and veggies like Nashi …

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Top Tokyo Mexican Restaurants

Finding quality Mexican restaurants in Tokyo can be tough. We`ve done the legwork for you. Here are our favorite Tokyo Mexican Restaurants; from tacos, to burritos, to Tex-Mex we`ve got you covered. ***** Top Tokyo Mexican Restaurants ***** 1. La Jolla Mexican Restaurant, Hiroo – La Jolla Mexican restaurant is a sure winner in …

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Reading Japanese Food Labels – Allergens and Tips for Pregnant and Nursing Women

Reading Japanese Food Labels – Allergens and Tips for Pregnant and Nursing Women A challenging part of life in Japan is navigating the supermarket aisles and deciphering the labels. You may be wondering how to recreate home dishes using ingredients available at your local grocer, or you may have special …

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Lotus Baquette Organic Bakery and Cafe – 4 locations in Tokyo

Lotus Baquette is an Organic Bakery and Cafe that uses 100% all natural ingredients to create their delicious breads and desserts. There are two locations in Nakameguro, one with indoor seating located a few minutes walk from the station, and another along the Meguro River. Lotus Baquette offers a variety of breads; …

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Lupicia Tea Shop & Salon, Jiyugaoka – Purveyor of Teas & Confectionary

Lupicia is a tea and teaware retailer with locations in Japan, US, France, Australia and Taiwan. They carry their own blends of Green Tea, Oolong, Black Tea, Matcha, Wellness and Seasonal teas, gifts, sweets and teaware. They have a beautiful boutique shop in Jiyugaoka that carries an impressive selection of …

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Sun 2 Diner, Nakameguro – Tex Mex, Jerk Chicken, Burgers and more…

Sun 2 Diner (サントゥーダイナー) is a great family-friendly dining spot in Nakameguro. They serve everything from delicious Tex Mex, rice plates, burgers and more. Our kids love the chili cheese fries (not spicy!), teriyaki chicken rice plate and hubs and I love their burgers and spicy nachos. Sun 2 Diner burgers …

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Top 5 Recommended Salad Spots in Tokyo

Planning on increasing your greens this summer? Here are 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 …

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Cosme Kitchen Adaptation – All you can eat Organic Salad Bar with Juicery and in-house Bio-Wine Kitchen

Cosme Kitchen Adaptation is built on the concept of “Clean Eating “, which means “Eat deliciously and make your heart and body beautiful”. They offer a number of seasonally adjusted menu options; burger & sandwiches, pastas, rice bowl, mains and vegan ice cream parfaits and smoothies, but their all-you-can-eat raw, vegan & organic salad …

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Cooking with Okra – Summer Shun

Cooking with okra

I love summer veggies! Beautiful tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, edamame and of course okra. Growing up in the North East of the U.S., I never ate okra. My first okra was in Japan over 20 years ogo, and I immediately fell in love. I can eat bowls of lightly boiled okra …

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