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 Sushi Dai Challenge

I wrote about Sushi Dai at Tsukiji and how the restaurant is one of the popular, must-go destinations for sushi enthusiasts.  And for those who are unable to bare the wait, they end up going to Daiwa Sushi or another sushi restaurant. But I had the sudden urge to document my experience at Sushi Dai and I actually wanted to do it in 2015 but I gave up. This feeling […]

The One about Ginza

In Tokyo, there are cities known for shopping.  Shibuya area is known to attract the teen to 20s demographic, omotesando shopping district in Shibuya for those who are in their 20’s through 40’s. But there is one city known for attracting major luxury brand shoppers and the shopping district is Ginza.  Upscale, classy and expensive. From BURBERRY, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, CHANEL, BVLGARI, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., to name a […]

The One about Rengatei in Ginza

Back in 1895, Rengatei in Ginza opened its doors as a Western-style restaurant. The restaurant is known as the first restaurant in Japan to be called a Western-style restaurant, as dishes such as pork cutlet, other fried foods, omurice (omelet rice) and hayashi rice (hashed beef with rice) were made at the restaurant.  And the restaurant still continues to provide Western-style dishes to many patrons that come to dine at […]