Tokyo

What I Ate in Tokyo

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Today I’m sharing a video about my last 24-hours in Tokyo at the end of September this year, specifically my adventures with my friend Noriko to find some delicious food to till our bellies with.  Our best meal, actually one of my favorite meals of 2017, was at Hidamari Cafe, a little macrobiotic restaurant in […]

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Visiting Edo-Tokyo, A Walk Through History

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  Tokyo was once a small, quiet fishing village, not the bustling metropolis that it is today.  Until 1868 it was known as Edo, which means “estuary” in Japanese, a perfect name since Tokyo sits next to Tokyo Bay which happens to be an estuary, with the Sumida river flowing into the bay, and the bay […]

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Fuji Mama Chindouchuu: Narita to Tokyo

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I am currently in Tokyo with the entire Fuji family.  We’ve been here since June 14th, and only have a couple of days left until we return to the US.  If you’ve been reading my posts for a while, you might know that I’ve been returning to Japan each year for short visits after moving […]

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Pulled Pork & Roasted Tomato Donburi (Rice Bowl) à la Ivan Ramen

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Pulled Pork & Roasted Tomato Donburi Makes about 4 servings Recipe Notes: This recipe makes more pulled pork than you will likely want for four servings, but I’ve found that if I use a smaller piece of meat it sometimes ends up a bit drier than I like.  The size of roast indicated will give […]

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Hamachi Carpaccio, inspired by a trip to Kaikaya By The Sea

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Hamachi Carpaccio Makes about 4 servings 4 ounces thinly sliced fresh hamachi juice of 1 large lemon 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 garlic cloves, finely minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste fresh cilantro, to garnish […]

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Bakeries, Kombini, & Rice Balls, Oh My!

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Tokyo is full of lots of things, like people (12.989 million as of 2009) and buildings.  But it’s filled with a lot of other things too.  Check out the newest video in my Japan video series where I share what some of those “other” things are.  In this video I also answer a question which […]

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A Trip to Kamikawa, Japan

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Two months ago, at the beginning of July, I made a trip back to my beloved Japan.  Now that I’ve taken care of some of the deadlines on my plate, I’m finally getting the chance to go through all of the photos and video I took on my trip and share them with you! The […]

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Exploring Tokyo, July 2010

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If someone had told me a few years ago that I would have a group of friends that I had made on the internet, I would have thought that they were crazy.  Fast forward to the present, and that is exactly what has happened.  Life as a food blogger has given me a community that […]

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It’s not over until I say it’s over!

I hope you’re not sick of sakura and hanami, because here we go again! Today Squirrel and I took advantage of a beautiful day to squeeze another day of hanami into the small Tokyo hanami window. We went a little farther afield to some places near Komagome Station (on the JR Yamanote train line). We […]

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