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 visiting Jun Takahashi’s MADSTORE UNDERCOVER concept store at Laforet Harajuku

Jun Takahashi is one of my favorite Japanese fashion designers and the man responsible for the brand UNDERCOVER. Jun was the vocalist of the cover band “Tokyo Sex Pistols” and his role model was Vivienne Westwood (fashion designer best known for bringing modern punk and new wave fashion into the mainstream and was inspired by promoter and manager, Malcom McLaren, who managed the Sex Pistols). Jun would launch UNDERCOVER in […]

The One about Luke’s Lobster on Harajuku’s Cat Street

Back in 2009, Maine native, Luke Holden, a one-time lobsterman opened his first seafood shack in New York’s East Village. In less than a decade, Luke’s Lobster has opened more locations in Maine, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Maryland, Miami, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and with the popularity of the seafood restaurant and searching for areas where they can promote sustainable seafood of the highest quality. They were able to find a […]

The One about Pompompurin Cafe in Harajuku

Naturally, as one would expect from Japan, there is a lot of love for Sanrio. From Hello Kitty to Gudetama,  a plethora of characters that have plenty of merchandise that many fans clamor for and deeply love. A character that may not be as known outside of Japan has a cafe. Known as Pompompurin, a golden retriever dog which Sanrio introduced in 1996, this cute dog lives in a basket […]

The One about B-Side Label

In Japan, stickers are very popular and there are those who collect the stickers because they are designed by various artists and are limited edition only sold at stores such as B-Side Label. And on July 28th, B-Side Label, the popular sticker store in Harajuku is celebrating their 5th anniversary. But the store offers original stickers to popular characters and logos, joke stickers, pin badges, coasters, specialized masking tape, beer […]

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 SHIPS in Harajuku

Located in Cat Street in Harajuku is the store, SHIPS. With a history that goes as far back as 1970, SHIPS began as “MIURA” which sold imported casual clothing. In 1975, MIURA & SONS opened their Shibuya store which was followed by the SHIPS Ginza store in 1977. The company is best known for opening the first store for women in Ginza called “SHIPS LADIES” and in the ’80s, more […]

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. […]