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Trip Report Food Adventure ! - Tokyo

Amazing food adventure in Tokyo - Dining in Japan is an incredible experience. In Tokyo, it is a blast. Welcome to leave comments and share your experience @ http://wp.me/p5Lw9a-cG!

Ginza

Not only the city (Kyoto, too) has a great number of star-awarded restaurants. The local dining places always provide the diners with the best value, service and quality possible. The food ingredients came from all over the country, which you would be informed where they from. Each prefecture has their own signature ingredients and quality insurance. :) Niigata rice, Totori chicken, Miyazaki taro, Nagano celery, Kumamoto cabbage, Tokushima tomato, Okayama peach, Saitama Cucumber, Fungi from Kagoshima, or persimmon from Wakayama… Unfortunately, I have only one stomach and one mouth and it is impossible to eat in every single restaurant in the city. However, the adventurous heart may always get you to yet another, amazing place, around the corner.I ran into this restaurant in the allies of Ginza, and I chose the most premium pork for 2000 merely 2000 yen. Trust me, from where I came from, it must be twice the price… or even more…

Harajuku

Tokyo-Food9Wandering in Harajuku on a cloudy day, (en fait I was simply replacing my card holder @ the one and only Head Porter). It was about time for lunch. The Harajuku dori always trapped me like a maze and sometimes, I prefer to stay that way. Let’s not ruin the element of surprise :) While I waited for the food, the store was selling some cute accessories, too; and chatted with to the chef to realize he is actually a fashion designer and his pieces were actually sold at the I.T. fashion store in Hong Kong…! You’d never know, one of the coaching tigers and hidden dragons in the allies…

Then, I found a very sweet café + boutique store in one of these allies - Café Bio Ojiyan. Homey settings with sofa, book racks, and an open kitchen, I ordered their set lunch of the day, which is made of Ojiya (おじや) Chicken and organic cabbage stir fry in mayo. It tastes home-made so I bet it’s incredibly healthy. The set lunch was just 900 yen, with pineapple juice.

Shibadaimon

Looking for food, Everybody Yelp or Foursquare. We order takeouts, we go for Food panda. The Japanese like to use Hotpepper. So my Japanese friends were bringing me to a local izakaya (Japanese drinking restaurants) around the Tsukiji market in the harbor area – Shibadaimon(しばだいもん), of which there is absolutely only Japanese menus are served. We ordered barbeque, sashimi (raw fish), skewers, Shabu Shabu, Sukiyaki,… and some special dishes we ordered that night was fresh flying fish sashimi. The place even has whale dishes, but I prefer not to try them and let’s preserve these endangered animals.

Shiodome (Little Italy)

I seldom go for ramen just because oily soup base upset my tummy; surprisingly, they kept the noodle low calories and low fat even it was matched with parma ham and melting cheese. The texture was very light but rich, and top that with some citron flavoured pepper it would be refreshing and surprising for ramen lovers.
Tokyo-Food3You may, or may not know, Tokyo has a “Little Italy”! It’s actually a newly developed area (and that’s what the locals told me) near Shiodome, (close the Shishedo HQ and there’s a Shishedo café). We fancied for some Japtalian-fusion and ventured into a deli that has some Italian style ramen (Japanese noodle). :P

Odaiba

The famous Bill granger’s scrambled eggs came from Australia, but the number of restaurants in Tokyo has already outnumbered Australia. (And it’s opening in Kingscross 15th June in London!!!! First in Line!) I tried a few times walk-in to Bills in Omotesando and it was consistently filled with long queues until I realized that Bills in Odaiba was much more spacious, no queue, and has a view of the Rainbow bridge?

The breakfast is available all day, the servers might give you another menu during lunch or evening time, just ask for the breakfast menu and order the classic, scrambled egg breakfast and pancakes… O…M…G… it’s fxxking amazing.

I would like to share the photos @ @ http://wp.me/p5Lw9a-cG!

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