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Heavy Hitters: Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki

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Posted on October 29, 2016 9:21 am | Leave your thoughts



Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki are Japan’s favorite street food. They both are heavy, naughty, and delicious. Once upon a time this type of food was only a Kansai regional offering, but nowadays you can find them everywhere. Takoyaki makers are common in home kitchens throughout all of Japan. Takoyaki (たこ焼き) The literal translation is “octopus fried”....

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Top 5 Restaurant Chains in Tokyo

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Posted on August 3, 2015 1:23 pm | Leave your thoughts



Tokyo is filled with excellent food options and amazingly some standouts are chain restaurants. Here is our Top Five Restaurant Chains in Tokyo, which factors in price, quality of food, and overall experience. 5. Wara-Wara (笑笑 田町芝浦店) Wara-Wara is located all over Tokyo and it’s a perfect spot for groups to get a drink-on without...

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Yakitori Chicken Skewers: Japan’s Love

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Posted on June 13, 2015 11:12 am | Leave your thoughts



Yakitori is one of Japan’s favorite foods and in a country known for its culinary prowess that speaks volumes. There is nothing complicated about yakitori, it’s essentially chicken parts on sticks that are dipped in a sauce and grilled over charcoal. Like many things in Japan, the simplicity can be deceiving. When done well, yakitori...

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Roppongi Tokyo Things To Do & Don’t

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Posted on April 14, 2015 8:28 pm | Leave your thoughts



Roppongi likely has the highest concentration of foreigners in Tokyo. That presents some positives and quite a few negatives. Most people in Tokyo are not fond of Roppongi and they tend to avoid it, especially for nightlife activity. In fact, if you want to see a bunch of foreigners acting like douchebags, then Roppongi on...

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