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Spicy Hot Pot That Will Warm You Up On A Chilly Day


I don't care what anyone says but spicy food is a necessity of life. The way the flavors hit your tongue is a completely different sensation than other kinds of foods. However, if you over do it, you might not be able to get the full amount of flavor from the dish. No worries though because we found a...

Super Fluffy Pancakes That Are to Die For!


Fluffy pancakes seem to be all the rage here in Japan lately. Go to places like Harajuku and you will just see shop after shop on the same street advertising how soft and bouncy their pancakes are. Mike and I had to see what all the fuss was about so we headed over to Minato Mirai World Porter's Gram...

Cheap Hot Pot Place With a Great View


If you haven't already figured it out, we are a huge fan of Minto Mirai's World Porters. The reason is simple. They just have a lot of places to eat at a reasonable price. Today on the menu is hot pot (shabu shabu) at a place called Shabu-Yo. I'll start off by saying that lunch will cost you between...

Go Here for Your Coffee & Hand Pies in Tokyo


Passing through Harajuku, we came across a great cafe that has delicious hand pies, good coffee, and the perfect atmosphere to relax with a book. The exterior of the place was quite nice, and there was a lot of out door seating. Inside you can see they went with a cottage like style, as everything in the place was...

Great Japanese Set Meal in The Suburbs of Koenji


Most of my friends get annoyed when I talk about Kouenji. Why? Because I can't stop talking about it. The live music scene is great, the old narrow streets full of thrift shops, and of course, THE FOOD!! Today we visited one of my favorite Japanese set meal places (定食屋), Daichan (大ちゃん). Just to give you some backstory, I lived...

Dutch Pancakes in Kawasaki can Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth


From the sweet tooth we got visiting Yokohama's Vanilla Beans cafe, we searched for more sweet delights that could satisfy our hunger. And we happened to find it with Rosie's Cafe, located in Kawasaki's Lozona shopping center. Rosie's prides itself with it's dutch style pancakes (baby pancakes) that can be made into a savery main course, or a delicious...

Japanese Hamburg Steak Done Right With Stone Burg


Although steaks are not unique to only Japan, their take on hamburg steak is quite refreshing. To give you a good example of this, we visited Stone Burg in Kawasaki's Lazona. Lazona is a massive shopping area in just outside of Kawasaki station. Besides the array of clothes apparel stores and large departments, there are also a handful of...

Vanilla Beans is a Sanctuary for Chocoholics


Before walking into this store, I really considered whether it was worth pushing myself closer to the diabetic range just to enjoy some chocolate. In general the answer would be a no, but because it is our duty to bring you the best places to dine in Japan, well sometimes I have to make some sacrifices. Let me tell...

Mabo Tofu From Iron Chef That Will Rock Your Socks Off


I never thought I would see the day where I could eat at one of the legendary iron chef's restaurants. Additionally, he would have thought there would be one just 15 minutes away walking distance from my work. I am here to tell you I visited Chen Kenichi Mabo Tofu, a restaurant specializing in well... mabo tofu, and I...

Melon Pan Ice Cream Sandwiches That Boast 2nd in World Ranking


Just as the titles says, located right inside World Porters in Sakuragicho is the self-acclaimed 2nd best melon pan (melon bread) in the world. I few things crossed my mind when I read the name of the place which is literally 世界で2番めにおいしい焼きたてメロンパンアイス(The world's second best baked melon pan ice cream sandwiches). I'm not sure where these statistics are coming...



LUIDA’S BAR is Everything You Could Expect From Dragon Quest

As a recent fan of the "Dragon Quest series" (I started with the recent "Dragon Quest XI"), I can say I was thoroughly pleased...