Japan Food Diary – Tokyo Part 2

Dessert Japanese matcha ie powdered green tea. The tea is slightly bitter but the Wagashi (Japanese traditional sweet) 和菓子 that accompanies it counters the bitterness of the tea perfectly; and the Wagashi is invariably exquisite and of course, delicious on its own. At times I pause and wonder […]

Japan Food Diary – Tokyo Part 1

Osaka may be the kitchen of Japan but Tokyo is the true mecca for foodies. As a friend once quipped: you can’t find lousy food in Tokyo even if you tried. That is, unless you are really unlucky or lazy. Then you may find yourself chomping down mediocre […]

Japan Food diary – Kansai

Osaka is often dubbed the kitchen of Japan. Unfortunately, our stay in Osaka last year was brief and hectic so we couldn’t explore the kitchen properly. The only food we have lingering memories of is the Okonomiyaki – savory pancake stuffed with vegetables, meat, egg and sometimes noodles, […]