The One about Japan Dining M (Hokkaido Yoshoku Bar) at Shiodome

If you are looking for a family restaurant that sells Japanese comfort food for great prices, is not always easy to find. But at Shiodome, Japan Dining M (or better known now as Hokkaido Yoshoku Bar) not only offers great prices for their dishes but unlike other restaurants in Japan, it’s all you can drink and self-serve for beverages. I decided to order the omurice with beef and suffice to […]

The One about Nicolas House in Harajuku

Japan is a competitive place for restaurateurs and sometimes by the time I want to blog about something, to realize that the place had closed or were in the process of closing. Such as the case of Nicolas House, a crepe location and restaurant that was owned by French chef Nicholas Charles in Harajuku and right near Omotesando. Unfortunately, the place closed in December 2016 but were known for creating […]

The One about Making Sundried Tomatoes

One thing that I utilize a lot each month and it gets kind of pricey are purchases of sundried tomatoes. One of the coolest things I invested earlier this year is a really good dehydrator and while roma tomatoes are ideal for dehydrating due to having less water, other tomoato varieties are pretty much 98% water. But yesterday, I dehydrated a lot of cherry tomatoes from the evening to this […]

The One about Taco Bell Japan

In 2015, Taco Bell opened its first restaurant in Shibuya. The opening of the restaurant brought hundreds of people and many lined up to get a taste of the popular American brand, which originally had opened in Japan back in the ’80s. At the time, when PepsiCo owned the Japan locations, sales were low but with Japan, especially Tokyo, having opened itself to many western and European brands, Taco Bell’s […]

The One about Making English Pancakes

Are you wanting to make something light and delicious for you and the entire family? One of the things I love making are English pancakes, granted in other countries it can be called differently. In the Netherlands, Pottertjes are made of Dutch batter (yeast and buckwheat flour) and are served with powdered sugar and butter and sometimes with syrup. Meanwhile, Netherlands also has Pannekoeken which is thinner but not as […]

The One about Niku no Suzuki in Yanaka Ginza

When it comes to menchi-katsu (minced meat with vegetables in a fried potato covering), people are quite selective of what’s best. From Kichijoji’s Harmonica Alley to Asakusa, there are people who have their favorites, but there is one menchi-katsu restaurant that gets a lot of television coverage, has many celebrity visitors and can have long lines of people waiting to purchase some. Knowing this, I had to give Niku no […]

The One about Rainbow Pancake in Harajuku

In America, we think of pancakes as breakfast food and food we make at home early in the morning or go to a place like IHOP or Denny’s breakfast.  Typically, we are used to the thin pancakes that we put butter and syrup. But in Japan, pancakes are seen as a desert and one of the most popular restaurants known for serving the best pancakes is Rainbow Pancake in Harajuku. […]

The One about Crayonhouse in Tokyo and Osaka

Located in Omotesando (Tokyo) and in Osaka is a specialty shop known as Crayonhouse. Created with children and also the disabled in mind, Keiko Ochiai wanted to create a company that was not male or adult-centered. She wanted a place where children can enjoy and love and peace is the theme. As for the products, Crayonhouse purchase items outright.  Because instead of dealing with companies and then return unsold items, […]