Japan day 13: knife and Kappabashi

Toshimi Saitou, chef of Yokohama Ramen Saito, suggested me to visit Kappabashi “Kitchen Town” in Tokyo. Lazy Penguin suggested to buy a good Japanese kitchen knife. So today’s mission: buy a knife in Kappabashi. The street is close to Ueno Station, this blog has a detailed story about the location. Today is Labor Day, so […]

Japan day 12: Tokyo Gyukatsu Motomura

We are back in Tokyo again. Tokyo is really a metropolis compared to Kyoto. Broad roads, tall buildings, big and hip shops.. But Tokyo also has the smallest restaurants like Beef Kontatsu “Gyugatsu Motomura”. I think I found this restaurant on Google maps with 4+ stars. The place has one stroke of walking area, with […]

Japan day 11: food bucket list

Yesterday I talked about a food bucket list and a reader asked what else there is on my list. The list didn’t exist (yet) on black and white, only in my head. So here is my food bucket list for Japan. To eat: – good sushi, tuna sashimi, salmon sashimi [✓ ate today] – desserts […]

Japan day 10: Kobe beef

So today we ate Kobe beef. This was on my food bucket list. Check ✔, also done. So how did it taste? Soft, squishy, a little vain, but sweet beef. *Squish squish* with every chew. It’s like eating the fat part, but not that greasy. From a lot of YouTube videos I heard: “melts in […]