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Sawamura Hiroo Bakery and Cafe

Sawamura Hiroo Bakery and Cafe 沢村ベーカリー&カフェ

So excited that one of out favorite bakeries has opened a new location in Hiroo – Sawamura Hiroo Bakery and Cafe ( 沢村ベーカリー&カフェ) in Hiroo Plaza. This new location is much easier for families with little ones with its open one level layout. The bread and breakfast are the same …

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Midorie Organic Food Deli & Cafe (Yutenji, Tokyo)

midorie organic cafe

Midorie Organic food deli and cafe sits nestled in the backstreets of Yutenji, a lively residential neighborhood one stop from Nakameguro station. Midorie Organic Yutenji is the newest of their three stores specializing in seasonal organic fruits and vegetables, healthy sweets, pesticide-free rice and vegetables, farm fresh fish and additive-free seasonings. We visited …

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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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Tapas Molecular Bar, Nihonbashi

Dining at the Tapas Molecular Bar at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is more than just eating good food, it’s a performance show. There are 2 seating sessions per evening, 6pm and 8:30pm. Seats are limited to 8 people per session only. I recommend the later session as you can sit and chat with the chef …

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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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Bread & Espresso (Jiyugaoka, Tokyo) – Baby Friendly cafe

Jiyugaoka with Kids

Bread & Espresso Jiyugaoka is a clean and bright cafe located a short walk from Jiyugaoka station. They are baby friendly have a spacious terrace, perfect for beginner walkers. They serve a number of delicious paninis, pastries and desserts for dine-in or take out. The popular items on the menu …

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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. If not mexican, how about sushi? Also checkout our handy basic Japanese guide for eating out!  ***** Top Tokyo …

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Guide to Japanese Baby Food Brands and Ingredients

Weaning is an important milestone in a baby’s growth. To help you here is our Guide to Japanese Baby Food Brands and Ingredients. As parents, we want to make the right choices regarding baby’s food and diet. In Japan, weaning typically begins when babies are around 5 or 6 months …

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Miss Saigon (Shibuya, Tokyo)

Miss Saigon is the closest to authentic Vietnamese food I`ve tasted in Tokyo. Hidden away in a small building in Shibuya it`s easy to miss. Our favorite meals are the Beef Pho, fresh shrimp spring rolls and the fried spring rolls – a crowd favorite. The staff, always dressed in their …

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Bondi Cafe, Hiroo

Bondi Cafe is a comfy, spacious, kid-friendly restaurant on a back street behind Hiroo station. The staff is super friendly and the atmosphere is laidback with a Bondi Beach feel with comfy sofas, some outdoor sitting and music. The food menu tends toward Hawaiian and Asian fusion serving soups, salads, …

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Zauo Fishing Restaurant, Meguro

Zauo Restaurant Meguro

Zauo fishing restaurant is definitely one to put on your Tokyo Bucket List. Catch your food, tell them how you want it prepared then eat! It`s a spot the entire family will enjoy. We had an early dinner with friends at the Meguro location. We walked in and saw a long fish pool with …

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Nashi Japanese Pear – In Season Now – Best Recipes

Nashi Japanese Pear

Nashi Japanese Pears are one of my favorite fruits in Japan. Crisp and juicy they are in season from August to October in Japan. Although on the outside Nashi look like green apples, on the inside they are crisp juicy pears. Super high in fiber, low in calories (one large …

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Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest – Sweets Paradise

Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest, Tokyo sweet shops

If you’re a dessert fan Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest is your one-stop-shop. Located next to Cuoca – Tokyo Baking Enthusiasts Dream Shop, Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest has 8 different kiosks run by famous dessert chefs showcasing seasonal items. They are celebrating their 15th Anniversary and offering an Aloha! Hawaiin Sweets special which …

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Maison Landemaine (Roppongi, Tokyo)

Maison Landemaine Tokyo in Azabudai (closest train station Roppongi Itchome) is one of the best French bakeries in Tokyo. Not only is the bread amazing and coffee strong, but it opens at 7:00a.m. so great for jet-lagged travelers and families. This is the first Japanese branch of the famous Maison …

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Asador del Prado Grill and Cafe (Nakameguro, Tokyo)

Asador del Prado is a family and pet friendly Grill and Cafe in Nakameguro. They offer special lunch sets during the week that include a salad, soup and drink buffet. They have free wifi and covered terrace seating located just behind the Meguro Ginza Playground. We went for an early …

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