Sunday, August 5, 2018

Cream Anmitsu, Age-Manju (Fried Mochi Dough), Tokoroten (Seaweed Jelly Noodle in Cold Sauce) at Takemura 竹むら, Tokyo JAPAN

Takemura 竹むら is a traditional Japanese dessert shop located near the historical landmark, Old Manseibashi Station. The specialty of this sweet shop is "Manju-Age", which is a fried mochi dough with azuki red bean paste inside! I also highly recommend traditional Japanese sweets because they contain only vegan ingredients: tea, fruits, agar jelly, soy sauce, mochi, azuki red bean paste, pea, etc.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

GIVEAWAY: Win Round Trip Ticket to Japan! (Winners Notified 8/4/2018)

Japan is such a beautiful country to visit during any season of the year! Don't miss this opportunity to win your free round trip ticket to Japan Tokyo! 

Enter the giveaway below:

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

New Design Today: 25 BEST RAMEN IN USA

Ramen in Japan is the best, no one can argue about that. But the secret is: there are actually many awesome ramen shops and hidden gems within the United States too!! For this project, I would like to share "The Top 25 ramen shops throughout the United States" in a form of a graphic art poster!

Check it out at Japanese Foodie Shop today!

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!