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Delicious breads at Komazawa-daigaku Sta.

Japanese bread is not be much highlighted in the Japanese travel guide but I can assure that they are really awesome for foreigners too. The ones in the photo are very typical. Curry bread, sausage roll, voluminous sandwiches which I got at a bakery shop “Antendo” located just near Komazawa-daigaku Metro Sta. of Tokyu Dentntoshi Line. Tastes are optimized for Japanese people that means it’s made of fresh ingredient with subtle flavour. Just try it when you find any busy bakery shops in Japan.

You can eat Italian pizza with authentic kiln-baked Italian baked in Komazawa University’s “Napolystaka”!

Speaking of Komazawa University, my local area. At the end of 2015, the Italian opened a shop on the way to the station. It was understood from the appearance of the store that it was Italian at a glance. For a while, I thought that “I am somewhat lazy in Italy” but I do not think it will become such a popular shop. Italian, this Napolystaka, pizza was on the television as being an ultra-genuine horny topic. A long time has passed since I thought of going someday, but I went there last year. Popularity is almost full as the store opens Almost everyone lined up in a shop before making a reservation or opening. Because we were in front of the opening ceremony, we were surprised to think that there are so many people. Italian people greeted me with a super smile at the same time as opening. The interior is super fashionable. Ultra authentic kiln-baked pizza. Although I found a fashionable pizza kiln, I took photos unintentionally even though I was in off …

【Taiwan gourmet】 14 awesome tastes at Shihlin Night Market

Shihlin Night Market (Seirin Yoichi) is the biggest and famous in Taipei’s night market. Everyone will visit the traveler. I have already been to Shihlin Night Market about 5 times. I have only gone to Taiwan twice so far, but that’s why I go to this night market because there are lots of delicious food. The story of Shihlin Night Market food was about a little in the introduction article I wrote after traveling to Taiwan for the first time but I would like to introduce the delicious shop stalls of Shihlin again and again. 8 classic gourmet from Taiwan 1.胡椒餅 (fried meat) 胡椒を効きかせた豚肉を包んで挙げたアッツアツのまんじゅうです。日本人ならきっと美味しいと思う味ですが、少しピリ辛。  It is a manju of att’aart listed wrapping pork with pepper. I think that it is surely delicious if it is Japanese, but a little spicy. I am vacant though because it is still bright, but I will have a queue at night so let’s eat it as soon as you find one. The appearance looks like a baked bread, but … If you bite a bite, meat will appear from …

A Meat Mountain on the Rice

Have you ever heard that Japanese people love eating roasted-beef with rice? I can imagine western people are suprised to know that, but anyway we lovely eat it as a fast food called “Roasted-beef don”. Actually it’s really good. Roasted-beef on the rice with raw fresh egg, cream cheese and wasabi soy sauce is best matching! Here are pictures taken when I visited IONE mall in Kaihin Makuhari, Chiba prefecture. This is info of where I’ve eaten in. Rostobifu Hoshi is restraunt chain located several spots in Japan. See the beautiful rock mountain covered with snow! Are you ready to climb up? Unfortunately the restaurant above is not located in Tokyo but Chiba. This area of Kaihin Makuhari is popular for Makuhari stadium where various seasonal events and business conferences are held. Also, a lot of  hotels and accomodations are here. It’s convenient for people who visit Tokyo Disneyland since it’s close by Keiyo line. I see more foreigners here recently. There are so many Roasted-beef don restaurants also in Tokyo but I don’t have enough time to summarize them today… let me show you next time!

My best beef tongue in Sangenjyaya

I believe Japanese beef is the highest quality on earth. When I say high quality beef, it’s marbled beef which is like a masterpiece of art or greater than that. You can enjoy it even by visual itself not only its taste. Among such beautiful beefs are available in Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurants in Japan and they are fiercely competing each other especially in Tokyo area. “Yakiniku Sakamoto” is one of my best Yakiniku restaurant located near Sangenjyaya Sta. of Tokyu-denentoshi-line.  It serves awesome high rate beefs, and my favorite menu is Jyou atsugiri tansio (High rank thick slices of beef tongue with salt). See this beautiful pieces of marbled beef tongue. It’s so high brand, fresh, smooth and crazy tender! Once you experience the taste you won’t be able to eat tender sirloin beef because it’s not “tender” for you anymore. Only this beef tongue is the real tender beef! You can eat them even as raw meat since it’s too fresh, we call it “niku sashi” (Sashimi of meat) if we eat meat as it’s raw. I recommend you to grill …

Real Japaese food never exist in overseas

Hello people who are living in or came from out of Japan. Have you ever tried “Real Japanese food” in Japan? I want you to well understand that Japanese food served in your country is NOT Japanese food because their tastes are throughly customized to local prople. To be honest I have never met good Japanese food other than Japan even though I have visited more than 25 countries ever in my life.  In addition, the real Japanese food is not as expensive as your country and has much more variations. I can show you an example for such the real Japanese food. Do you know Tempura? Tempura is a Japanese national and traditional dish of seafood and vegetables (evem ice-cream is possible) which are battered and deep-fried. Battered and fried vegetables used to be called “syojin-age” in the very past time  and they were loved by monks in temples, and finally distinguished from tempura. But know, there’s no more distinction and all are called tempura. I know more people from overseas are eating nowadays. Well then, what about “Ebi-mayo”? I’m sure you don’t know. It is little arranged Shurimp tempura …

Yakitori “Toritaka” at Futakotamagawa

My first time to visit this Yakitori restaurant where is located 5 min walk form Futakotamagawa Sta. of Tokyu Denentoshi line. The name is Toritaka(酉たか), which is well known and high evalueted by Tokyo people for its great Yakitori tastes. I have tried a dinner course this time. I booked 2 seats just 1hour befo re my visit and found available. I guess weekday is not as busy as weekend. They prepare 3 types of dinner course and a la carte menu and courses varies by the number of yakitori skewer like 1,980 yen for 7 skewers, 2,780 yen for 10skewers  and 3,380 yen for 12 skewers. a A variety of Yakitori and vegitable menu is available. Chicken noodle, soup, Oyako-don which is a dish consists of raice and half-baked egg are much attractive to me but couldn’t try all this time.. Very strange visual to you, isn’t it? More good yakitori resutaurant service this. Most of Japanese people love chicken lever. So do I. If you don’t like the taste of lever, you can start with this, a heart of chicken. Very less smell of blood if …

Do you know “Suddenly! Steak”?

I want you to introduce you  about “Suddenly! Steak (Ikinari Steak in Japanese)” when you comes to Japan. “Ikinari” means “suddenly”, “all of a sudden” or “without preparation”. It looks they are trying to express that beef-lovers can eat beef steak anytime they want  right after they step in the steak house. The stake house chain is getting popular now and newly opened in New York city as well.  You can eat huge and good quality beef with cheaper price here and order your stake per gram. Example, regular beef stake costs 6 yen (converted to 0.6 USD) per gram. Also there is a variant  part of beef like rib, sirloin and fillet etc. All meats are very tender and super delicious and you must be satisfied with its volume more than anything! As far as I know, the beef stakes here are the cheapest and most delicious house in the present Japan.The stake houses are located everywhere in Japan and especially Tokyo such as Asakusa, Akihabara, Shibuya, Ebisu , Shinjyuku, Ikebukuro  and also my home town Sangenjyaya. (See this resutaurant location list.) An interst thing is that this chain restaurant issue “Niku” milage card. Niku …

Turkish food

Turkish Food Love

A few days ago, I got a chance to eat in Turkish restaurant placed near my living area. Remembering my past trip in Turkey 8 years ago, I remember that Turkish food  has a variety of fish, mutton, beef and chickin dishes which have been seleceted as one of the Three Grand Cuisine in the world. This time I didn’t expect much about this restaurant because here is obviously the deepest countyside where I’ve lived in ever in my life but such my expectation was betrayed after I ate the first dish I ordered. Beef kebab and ram chop taste so great like the best in my middle east life. In additon to the excellence, my favorite green chilies were with each meat dishes. Finding tasty food makes my life better. I love kebab and Turkish food!

Perfect breakfast

When I was a kid in a school, one of my classmate said “A combination toast and a cup of coffee at breakfast is great. It makes you intelligent”. I still don’t know how did she get the nature and if it’s true (maybe not). But the doubtful tip was somehow impressive to me and since that moment I’ve been liking eating toast and coffee at breakfast. As I grew up, I’ve get to like egg omlet and bacon too. Now that, speaking of my favorite breakfast, the combination a few slices of buttered toast, bacons, egg omlet (with cheese is the best) , bacons and a cup of coffee like as above picture is the most splendid and perfect breakfast for me. Here’s unknown restraunt in a country of the Middle east.