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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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Most Overrated Restaurants in Tokyo

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Posted on April 11, 2015 2:07 pm | Leave your thoughts



Tokyo is a haven for excellent restaurants and the hype on many places is totally justified. Unfortunately, a lot of places that get the most accolades from foreigners are severely overrated. When you consider the quality of food, price, and how long the line or reservation list can be, it is hard to understand how...

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Nabe and Shabu Shabu: Pots of Gold

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Posted on March 29, 2015 4:17 pm | Leave your thoughts



Nabe (鍋物) and shabu shabu (しゃぶしゃぶ) are popular Japanese food options where the magic happens in a cooking pot at your table. Nabe is a Japanese favorite in the cold months, because it is an ever evolving stew/soup. It changes due to the different ingredients added at certain points, which allows the broth to take...

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Nomihoudai Japan: All-You-Can-Drink

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Posted on March 19, 2015 11:58 am | Leave your thoughts



Nomihoudai Japan Nomihoudai (飲み放題) at restaurants and izakaya (Japanese style pub) means all-you-can-drink and it’s surprisingly common in Japan. Tabehoudai (食べ放題) means all-you-can-eat and many restaurants offer both. Each establishment has its own rules for their particular nomihoudai special, but most places do a flat fee for 90-120 minutes of unlimited alcoholic drinks; sometimes tabehoudai...

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