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Patisserie 1904 (Nakameguro & Ikejiriohashi, Tokyo)

I heard about Patisserie 1904 from a Japanese friend a couple years ago but never had the opportunity to go. Apparently it`s is a hugely popular cake and sweets shop nestled quietly on a residential street between Ikejiriohashi and Nakameguro (one block from Yamate street – the main road). We had …

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Urth Caffe (Daikanyama, Tokyo) – Healthy Food and Organic Drinks Cafe

urth caffe

Urth Caffe is one of my favourite spots to visit for a healthy American meal. Located in chic Daikanyama they serve a delicious selection of healthy salads, hearty sandwiches and paninis. They`re well known for their exclusively organic coffees and fine teas as well as their refreshing bobas (bubble teas), smoothies and juices. …

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Ivy Place (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

Ivy Place is a popular restaurant in Daikanyama that serves quality comfort food, blending Mediterranean influences with modern American dining. It is split into 3 sections, a café, bar, and dining area with a terrace on each. The cafe is open from 7am, serving buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs and other specials and the …

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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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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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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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Japanese Gingko Nut Recipes (Ginnan – ぎんなん)

Ginkgo nuts (Ginnan – ぎんなん) are in season from October – December, so try these Japanese Gingko Nut Recipes. If you live in Japan, you have probably been noticing the stinky mushy fruits falling from local trees. To some people the odor is camembert cheese to others far worse odors. …

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Bills Okura House (Ginza, Tokyo) – Date Night

bills ginza

Bills, our favorite Australian restaurant known for their delicious food and bright and spacious dining, opened their newest location on the top floor of the brand new Okura House building in Ginza. Located across from Blvgari and Louis Vuitton, and next to Cartier, Bills Ginza has a warm and inviting interior with an …

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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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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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Bareburger Organic Restaurant, Jiyugaoka – Baby-friendly

Bareburger Organic Restaurant, Jiyugaoka is a fantastic spot for organic, grass fed burgers. They offer a number of customizable options for your burger or green salad; design-your-own, a lettuce wrap instead of a bun for low-carb dieters, and allows even vegetarians to enjoy burgers the way they like. They also …

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Midorie Organic Restaurant & Deli (Gakugeidaigaku, Tokyo)

Midorie Organic Restaurant & Deli (Gakugeidaigaku, Tokyo)

Enjoy an organic meal at the cozy Midorie Organic Restaurant & Deli. Open since 2001 Midorie serves organic produce and seasonal seafood procured directly from farmers and fishermen in Japan. This baby-friendly and non-smoking restaurant is located a short walk from Gakugeidaigaku station and has 6 wooden tables and chairs, …

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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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