Vegetarian Food Cooking Class

At the Teran temple in Akasaka, you can learn how to cook vegetarian dishes in their kitchen.  They have been teaching this style of cooking for 350 years.  After you finish cooking, they will teach you how to beautifully decorate the food on a plate.  You will also learn about the history of vegetarian food…

Sesame Tofu

This is my first time cooking sesame seed tofu. Here’s what you need: 70g roasted white sesame seeds, 50g Kuzuko powder, 440ml water, 1 teaspoon of soy sauce, and a dash of grinded ginger root. 1. Use a Japanese mortar and pastel to grind the white sesame seeds for 30 minutes to make them pasty….

Zen Food Recipe — Deep Fried Mashed Potatoes on Seaweed

What you need: 2 cups (180cc x 2) of grinded potatoes, 1 sheet of dried seaweed, 3 tablespoons of Mirin, rice wine. 3 tablespoons of soy sauce. A dash of powdered sansyo seeds. Rice oil. 1. Peel off the skins from potatoes and grind them using a hand grinder. Drain well to remove access water….

Green Tea Fast Food Chain

Eating fast food the Tokyo way for me is Onigiri.  At Koots, you can enjoy a variety of onigiris and Japanese sweets in seconds.  I like to go to the one in Azabu Jyuban. I also recommend the Koots in Roppongi Midtown building which is also cool. Vegetable Miso Soup. Matcha tea…You can also take it to…

Zen Temple Vegetarian Food — Taro Potatoes with Vegetable Sauce

The zen monks do not eat any meat, not even seafood.  They get their protein from soy beans and tofu products. Seaweed is high in calcium.  They take all of their minerals and vitamins from vegetarian dishes.  They are known to live very long so I suppose zen food is very healthy so I have…

Launderdale

There is a perfect brunch spot located in Roppongi Hills called Launderdale. You can choose to either have your breakfast outside on the patio or inside of the restaurant. We choose to sit outside and enjoy the lovely weather. Launderdale’s speciality is their Soufflé.  However, it takes 20 minutes to be served if you would like…

Toraya Cafe

The Toraya Cafe is a nice, cozy cafe located on the basement level of Isetan Department Store in Shinjuku. Toraya is one of Japan’s traditional wagashi makers. This cafe is the perfect spot for people to come by and rest after their done shopping.  At the cafe, they serve a different variety of seasonable wagashi (they change them…

Dishware

Instead of just using one plate for different food, having many smaller plates for one meal is very enjoyable and stimulus.  You can be creative in selecting which plate to use for which food, how to color coordinate, how to not overeat and which food is for what season.

Mister Donut

In Japan, donuts are smaller in size and they taste less sweet compared to the donuts they sell in the United States. At Mister Donut, they hold sale days where you can purchase donuts for 100 yen and pies for 120 yen each.  People line up to buy their favorite ones. Every time you shop…