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

Nikujaga Recipe – One Pot Cooking

Nikujaga (肉じゃが) is one pot comfort food in Japan. Nikujaga means meat and potatoes.  If you grew up with a favorite family beef stew or mac & cheese, this would be the Japanese equivalent. Every family has their own recipe and slightly different flavour, but it is a simple recipe to …

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Premarché Gelateria Nakameguro, 40 flavors of Vegan, Dairy or Dairy Free Gelato

Premarché Gelateria offers 40 different flavors of vegan, dairy or dairy-free gelato in their recently opened shop in Nakameguro. They serve 40 flavors of tasty gelato made from natural ingredients without additives. The shop lets you taste up to 3 flavors before you decide to have a scoop or 2 …

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Tokyo Breakfast Brunch – 23+ Spots for Eggs, Pancakes and more

Salmon-Breakfast

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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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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Three Twins Organic Ice Cream Shop, Daikanyama

Three Twins Organic

Three Twins Organic is a Californian-born ice cream shop that offers 11 different flavours of natural ice cream without artificial colourings, seasonings and preservatives. Popular flavors are Madagascar Vanilla, the sweet-and-sour blend of orange and chocolate named Chocolate Orange Confetti, and the San Francisco fave, Sea Salt Caramel. They also carry lemon cookie, mint …

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Cooking with Okra

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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Tokyo Bay Dinner Cruise – Date Night

Enjoy a relaxing 2.5 hour date night with traditional Japanese food and free-flowing drinks aboard a traditional yakatabune boat as you watch the bright lights of Tokyo from the calm waters of the Sumida River and Tokyo Bay. Dinner offers traditional Japanese food with sashimi and small starters, six different types of Tempura …

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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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Bamboo Recipes – Spring Shun!

bamboo

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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Top Tokyo Restaurants with Terrace Seating

terrace

The days are brighter, and the days a bit warmer – a great time to start dining outdoors. Here are our Top Tokyo Restaurants with Terrace Seating with water, city or garden views. Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comment section below. Terrace Seating with Water View 1. …

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Mr Farmer Komazawa Olympic Park

Mr Farmer is known for their farm-to-table concept, delivering fresh, locally produced food to local consumers. Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free Mr Farmer offers something for everyone. Mr Farmer Komazawa (their 4th restaurant) is located in Komazawa Olympic Park at the Nishi-guchi gate or near the Jabu Jabu Ike (paddling …

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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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