Dennis A. Amith

A Lifestyle, Personal Style and Travel Blog

The One about Asakusa Nishiyama

Are you planning to head to Asakusa to check out the popular Sensoji Temple? If you are coming out from the #2 Exit of Asakusa Station at Ginza Line or right across the street from Kaminarimon in Asakusa, check out Asakusa Nishiyama. Asakusa Nishiyama is a Japanese sweets cafe which was established back in 1852.  Not many cafe’s have been around that long and for 160 years, the cafe is managed by the sixth generation […]

The One about Moriva Coffee

In the Kanto region and Nagoya, Moriva Coffee owned by Zensho Holdings, is a company that prides itself as a “Fair Trade Cafe” for selling delicious coffee beans from Kilimanjaro, East Timor, Mexico and Rwanda. The company purchases coffee and tea from farmers in developing countries for a fair price and helps support the economic develop of the country by doing so. Moriva Coffee offers coffee to their customers from countries they visit and also […]

The One about 85°C Bakery Cafe

I know I have gushed about the awesomeness of Portos Bakery and Cafe in Southern California. But one of the popular bakery chains in California is 85°C Bakery Cafe, a Taiwanese chain of coffee shops and self-serve bakeries run by Gourmet Master Co., Ltd. Found in 2004 by tea shop owner Wu Cheng-Hsueh, there are over 800 branches in Taiwan, Australia and the United States (the first location was in Irvine, opened in 2009). But […]

The One about Napoli’s Pizza & Caffe in Shibuya

Napoli’s Pizza and Cafe is among one of the Neapolitan-style pizzerias in Tokyo. As part of the big Napoli chain throughout Tokyo and has a few branches outside of the country, including Hong Kong, Bali and Vietnam, Napoli’s is great for those who want to eat on a budget and one to quickly eat for the price of Y300-900 yen. But the Napoli’s Pizza and Cafe that I visited was in Shibuya, Tokyo and the […]

The One about Blackball Taiwanese Dessert in San Gabriel

A friend told me about BlackBall, a Taiwanese Dessert place in San Gabriel which specializes in…Grass Jelly. I have to admit that I was hesitant of trying out when she first told me about it but I figured that we had similar interests in desserts, that I had to give it a try. It’s important to note that while Grass Jelly is popular in China, despite it’s name and the big piece of grass on […]