Hidden yet Superb Udon Restaurant

In Azabu Juban, there is a udon noodle house called Kurosawa. It is located very close to the Tsutaya bookstore behind Roppongi Hills. The udon is very high quality, so if you are an udon fan then you must check this place out.  Satisfaction guaranteed.

Hamarikyu Garden

Hamarikyu garden, is a city owned, public property that is situated by Tokyo bay near Shinbashi and Shiodome. It is a Japanese garden that has been there since 1654.  Today it is there for people to enjoy the many seasons. They are open from 9 am to 5 pm.  Admission is 300 yen for an adult…

How to Make Matcha Tea at Home

The traditions and rituals that surround drinking matcha tea is somewhat overwhelming.  At home, you can enjoy preparing and drinking matcha tea in a casual setting. You will need matcha powder, a spoon, a whisk, and a cup to cool the hot water down. Boil the water. To make Matcha tea, the hot water needs…

Cita Cita-Asian Cuisine

Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian… You can enjoy a variety of South Eastern Asian food at Cita Cita in Marunouchi.  It is located on the 5th floor of the Marunouchi Building right in front of Tokyo Station.

Vegetarian Noodle Salad

Here is how to cook this easy dish. Here’s what you’ll need: Dried somen noodles, carrots, radish, lotus root, dried seaweed and a basil leaf. First you boil the water and cook the somen noodles for 2-3 minutes, rinse with cold water and drain well. Cook thinly sliced lotus root and shaped carrots/radish in boiling…

How to Make Mushroom Miso Soup with a Miso Spoon

I bought this miso scoop spoon which has been so handy.  One round is for one person.  If you need to cook for five people, then you scoop five using this spoon. If you are a vegetarian, instead of using dried bonito or dried fish to make the soup stock, you can alternatively use dried…

A Visit to Kyoto

People travel from all over the world to visit Kyoto.  You will need many days to spend here in order to enjoy the town, as there’s so many places to hang around.  Kyoto is about a 2.5 hour journey away from Tokyo by Hikari bullet train. If you only have one day to spend, that…

A Trip to Osaka

Osaka is a city on the West side of Japan and Tokyo is a city on the East side.  We are different in many ways: how we pronounce words, vocabulary, intonation, history, food, culture and even our sense of humour.  In Tokyo, when you take an escalator you stand on the left side.  In Osaka,…