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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 Japanese pumpkin, …

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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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Streamer Coffee and KILO SHOP – Vintage Clothing, Gohongi

Streamer Coffee Company

** STREAMER COFFEE COMPANY GOHONGI CLOSED and moved to NAKAMEGURO. Nakameguro details at the end of the post. The VINTAGE CLOTHING SHOP 2F is STILL OPEN ** Streamer Coffee Company (ストリーマーコーヒーカンパニー) is known for their delicious and beautifully designed free pour lattes. Latte artist Hiroshi Sawada opened his first cafe in …

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Familiar – Ginza Baby Clothings, Goods Store and Chano-Mama Pop-up Café

Familiar Ginza

The Japanese high quality baby and children`s clothing and goods store, Familiar (ファミリア) has partnered with the popular baby-friendly cafe, Chano-mama at their Main store in Ginza (ファミリア 銀座). Open till July 28, Familiar Ginza will host a baby-friendly cafe and a number of mother and baby-friendly classes (by reservation …

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Captain Cook, Hiroo – Tokyo Breakfast Gluten Free

Captain Cook, Tokyo Breakfast

 I was introduced to Captain Cook the other day by my Japanese mommy group – Moms really do know best! Hidden in a small side road right between Hiroo and Nishi Azabu crossing is a cute and fantastic breakfast joint. Captain Cook promotes their food as innovative British cuisine. I …

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Pizzeria e Trattoria da ISA (Aobada, Tokyo)i – Naples Award-Winning Pizza

Pizzeria e trattoria da isa

If you`re looking for Naples award-winning pizza stop in Pizzeria e Trattoria da ISA (ピッツエリア エ トラットリア ダ イーサ) in Aobadai. This small, Italian styled eatery serves authentic Naples style pizza and delicious Italian food. Opened in February 2010, the owner and pizza chef behind the massive wood-fired oven, and the …

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Kua Aina, 9 Locations in Tokyo – Hawaiian Burger and Sandwich Grill

If you`re looking for a good, solid burger stop by Kua Aina. Originally from Hawaii, their light wooden interior, island music and colorful Hawaiin goods adorning the walls makes you feel like you walked into a burger joint on the island. Their large hamburger patties, seasoned with the owner`s original and secret spices …

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Cooking with Konyaku (The Zero Calorie Food)

If you are interested in dropping a few pounds without a dramatic diet change, try cooking with konyaku. Konyaku is a zero calorie gelatinous food that is made from ground Konjac plant or devil tongue root. Shiratake is also made from konyaku but in noodle form. Although Konyaku may not …

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Farmshop, Futakotamagawa – Seasonal Californian Cuisine & Market

2018 UPDATE: Farmshop in Futakotamagawa has permanently closed and is now Shake Shack Burgers.  Farmshop Restaurant and Market is known for their farm-to-table concept – delivering locally produced food to local consumers. They serve seasonal and casual Californian dishes at their dining-bakery-market. Conveniently located in the Takashimaya Maronie Court in Futakotamagawa it sits alongside …

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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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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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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 @148, Azabu Juban

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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TY Harbor (Shinagawa, Tokyo) – Waterfront Dining

TY Harbor

The TY Harbor Brewery Restaurant in Shingawa is a popular date spot and family-friendly. Located in the Tennoz area TY Harbor opens daily from 11:30am serving traditional American cuisine with soup and salad sets and vegetarian meals as well. Their non-smoking restaurant with in-house brewed craft beers and seasonal spirits are a …

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Tiger Gyoza, Hiroo – Inexpensive Yummy Family Eats!

Tiger Gyoza in Hiroo is an inexpensive but yummy restaurant to have a quick lunch or dinner. The speciality is gyoza (dumplings/pot stickers) both fried and boiled.  Tiger Gyoza is a chain with locations in Shibuya, Akasaka and many other locals around Tokyo, but we frequent the one in Hiroo. …

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Via Brianza, Azabu Juban – Great Date Night Spot

If you are looking for a romantic date night restaurant with amazing Italian food, you must try Via Brianza in Azabu Juban. The restaurant is one of my husband’s and my favourite hideaways. The chef and owner Okuno-san studied in Italy to perfect his skills and now owns a few …

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Japanese Sweet Potato Recipes – Autumn Shun

persimmon and sweet potato soup

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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Daylight Kitchen (Shibuya, Tokyo)

If you are looking for a healthy and child-friendly lunch spot with great outdoor seating than try Daylight Kitchen in Shibuya! It checks all those boxes. Daylight Kitchens tagline is Everyday Natural Food. The food was delicious, and the staff was able to explain in detail about the interesting and …

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Green Cafe (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

Located at the entrance of Saigoyama Park is a quaint little cafe serving a menu of kids items, Japanese food, desserts, drinks and spirits – Green Cafe, Daikanyama. Patrons can enjoy a leisurely lunch in their open dining room or on their pet-friendly terrace. Kids are welcome to read a selection of Japanese children`s …

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