Monday, April 2, 2018

Nissin Raoh Tantanmen, Miso & Tonkotsu Ramen, and Matcha Products from TOKYO DIRECT REVIEW


Today I will be reviewing products I got from "Tokyo Direct," a London-based online store that introduces delicious and trendy Japanese food and products to the world! If you live in Europe and would like a quick taste of Japan, I highly recommend their products!

I am especially impressed by Nissin Raoh's instant ramen that I got this time! Even though I live in San Francisco Bay Area in California, (where there are already many types of Asian products widely available at my local supermarkets) the variety of Japanese products available here just can't compete with the real Japan. I still have a habit of getting most Japanese snacks from online stores. Let's check out my instant ramen and Matcha snacks from Tokyo Direct!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day: Amuse Bunny Plush & La Forêt Chocolate

Get your plush at here!

Happy Valentine's Day! In Japan, animal plush is also a popular Valentine's gift for friends or loved ones! Here I have Amuse Bunny Plush, which is too cute and cuddly! The bunny's expression is so adorable with large furry ears! Its fur is so soft and just perfect to hug to sleep! You can easily find them in different colors, sizes, and types! (>0<)



For chocolate, here I want to introduce La Forêt Chocolate, a local chocolate atelier that's been providing for fine dining restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Japanese Pancakes (Hot Cakesホットケーキ) at Pinocchio/Pinokioピノキオ, Tokyo JAPAN

Japanese Pancakes (Hot Cakesホットケーキ)
Owner Making Pancakes on an old style flat griddle!
Personally, I am not into pancakes (American pancakes), and I thought I will never be a fan of pancake. What really changed my view on pancakes is this small shop in Tokyo called Pinocchio/Pinokioピノキオ(Itabashi area). Their thick, fluffy pancakes are extraordinary! From the process of making the pancake, its beautiful color , delicious and crispy & spongy texture, I can't believe I fell in love!


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Modern Creative Kaiseki at DEN傳 (2017 two Michelin Stars), Tokyo JAPAN

Chef Zaiyu Hasegawa with Black Cod Rice!

GarDEN salad with 20+ vegetable variety

While listed on "The World's 50 Best Restaurants" for a few years already, DEN傳 also just received their second Michelin star in November 2017. Thanks to Cityfoodsters's recommendation, I finally get to try DEN in Tokyo! Unlike many other upscale restaurants, DEN gave me a really heart-warming feeling from when I first stepped into the restaurant. The meal at DEN is like omakase, all depends on the chef. Here, I got 8 courses and 2 desserts, and they are all really impressive and fun by owner and chef Zaiyu Hasegawa!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

ESIAN BOX BY ESIAN MALL

Esian Snack Box by Esian Mall

Esian Box is a snack box by Esian Mall, who is a monthly subscription box service that offers snacks, beauty products, and unique items for gamer, geek, anime, or movie fans. From this box, I got an umbrella with design of Harley Quinn (a fictional character from Batman) on it. Other than Japanese snack, there's also a South Korean instant noodle pack, some Chinese bean curd snacks and seaweed soup. I feel like this snack box is guiding me to try variety of things!

And how do they know if you are getting something you might like? Each snack box is customized based on the type of flavor and snack you prefer, as well as the type of entertainment you enjoy the most: comic, movie, anime, cartoon, Disney, etc...


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Shoyu Ramen, Tori Paitan, & Karaage at Touhichi らぁ麺 とうひちKyoto, JAPAN

Shoyu Ramen
Karaage (Fried Chicken)
While browsing Google Map in Kyoto, I found a very high rated ramen shop far away from the city center. Before the shop opened for dinner, a line is already formed at shop front. Everything I ordered here are undoubtedly really good! Plus, I found one of the best karaage I've ever had!

Monday, September 4, 2017

The First Japanese Delicacy Poster Displaying 42 Specialties Across Japan


Japan Delicacy Poster is the first poster that illustrates Japanese delicacy & local specialties! The wall art is consisted of 42 distinctive local food and unique dishes across the land of Japan. This is a graphic project that I had been working on for weeks! Please check it out at HERE!