The One about Doughnut Plant New York City in Shirogane

Doughnut Plant has been a fixture in New York City and Tokyo. With four shops in New York and three in Tokyo, Doughnut Plant is one of the more notable American-based doughnut shops that have thrived in Tokyo and has gained a wonderful reputation thanks to their seasonal offerings but also providing doughnuts for different clientele including donuts for vegans. The company never uses eggs, preservatives or anything artificial and […]

The One about Dominique Ansel Bakery in Omotesando

French-born pastry chef, Dominique Ansel is no doubt a well-known name for pastry fans. He is the owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City back in 2011 and started the cronut craze in 2013.  So popular that people were paying $20-$40 for a cronut on the black market.  Even scalpers were trying to sell a cronut for $100 and $5,000 for a 20-piece order. So, popular is the […]

The One about Revisiting Rainbow Pancake in Harajuku

I have written about Rainbow Pancake before and how busy the location was, the lines going to the popular restaurant but also how delicious and fluffy the pancakes were. But I felt I needed to revisit the location and give a more thorough review.  Because this place is worth visiting! Since I wrote my review of Rainbow Pancake, Tokyo is going through a pancake boom.  Restaurants are popping up showcasing […]

The One about Marutake Tamagoyaki at Tsukiji Fish Market

I have written about tamagoyaki in Tsukiji back in 2016, but this time I want to spotlight one of the more popular establishments in the area, Marutake Tamagoyaki. Marutake has been around for over 80 years (founded in the late Taisho period) and has always been a specialty shop selling egg dishes.  But part of the popularity of Marutake Tamagoyaki is the restaurant’s collaboration with Japanese director, TV producer and […]

The One about Onigiriya Marutoyo in Tsukiji Fish Market

A lot of people ask me if I recommend one place in Tsukiji Fish Market, I can easily say that anywhere in Tsukiji, you’ll get great breakfast sushi. But is there a place that I go to Tsukiji for and has been a ritual for me to visit each time in Japan?  My answer is “Onigiri Marutoyo”. This is a vendor that sells onigiri (rice ball) of various types.  Really, […]

The One about the Tohoshinki (TVXQ) Begin Again Cafe in Tokyo

While I was in Japan, I had a chance to check out Tohoshinki’s “Begin After Cafe” at the Ikebukuro Parco, while also seeing the setup for the duo’s concert that would be at Tokyo Dome. Because of their “TOHOSHINKI LIVE TOUR 2017 -Begin Again-” in Japan, the duo announced that they would have a “Begin After Cafe” in Sapporo, Fukuoka, Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. For those who are not familiar […]