Category Archives: Japan

Japanese Vegetarian Food

Here’s another rooftop mall meal. We stopped by a crowded spot, not realizing it was yet another japanese vegetarian food place but this restaurant was also delicious. We both ordered two sets of the same, a bowl of hot udon noodles in some kind of vegetarian broth, accompanied by an assortment of curious Japanese vegetarian side […]

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Mikimoto Dessert Lounge

Mikimoto Lounge After some (window) shopping in Ginza, we stopped by Mikimoto Lounge for a fun dessert sampling. Ginza is THE mecca of high end shopping and was fun to walk through. Still, I’m not a fan of walking without a purchase purpose and wanted a sweet pick me up. Have you heard of Mikimoto? I […]

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Asakusa and Sensō-ji Temple

In Tokyo’s Asakusa district, you’ll find one of the city’s oldest and most significant temples, Sensō-ji. This Buddhist temple was previously associated with the Tendai Buddhist sect before becoming independent after World War II. About the temple: Sensō-ji is dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon. Popular legend holds that the temple was formed after two fisherman found a statue […]

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Eat More Greens

While in Tokyo, we stopped by Eat More Greens for a vegetarian meal. I can’t remember why we chose this restaurant specifically, since I’m by no means vegetarian, but the Azabu-Juban spot draws a pretty varied crowd and actually felt similar to a LES joint. They even had a hanging print of my friend’s old […]

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Japanese Tonkatsu

I’m not sure how we stumbled upon this place but when we saw that the restaurant was dedicated to tonkatsu, or Japanese pork cutlet, we immediately sat down, eager to try this Japanese staple. Surprisingly, a lot of our lunchtime hits ended up being restaurants on the top floors of malls, which threw me for a […]

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