While Newcastle may not be known for its food, with this one restaurant, it should be. The last thing I imagined when I came to the county of pies and Newcastle brown beer was that there could be really great food here, including seafood. Unfortunately, England is largely divided when it comes to really good food, with Michelin-starred restaurants like Five Fields mostly based in London. Luckily, with higher rents in the capital, many great restaurants and amazing chefs are taking their business out to the other parts of England.
In December, I was lucky enough to visit one of the best chicken yakitori places in the world, and one that is very popular with both locals and fans of fine dining in Japan. The restaurant, Bird Land, is truly a force to be reckoned with!
Omiyage are a part of the national identity in Japan, where manners and politeness allow for people to make a habit out of buying a specialist snack as a coming home gift.
The world of sushi is vast! It ranges from the lowest chain salmon-only shop in America to the most exclusive, high-quality nigiri sushi-ya in Japan. Although I have had sushi previously in other sushi shops in London, nothing prepared me for the difference in taste and quality when I first tried sushi in Japan almost six years ago.
The show 'Gaki no Tsukai Ya Arahende!' TV show and comedian act Downtown is very well known throughout Japan for their improvised group comedy and daring shows.One of my favourite shows of theirs is the 'Foodie Report' show where the members of the group compete with each other for the title of the best reviewer of unusual restaurants in Tokyo.
This is the first of my sushi restaurant reviews, but I am hoping to add all my past experiences eating at other ones in Tokyo, Sapporo and elsewhere too! Ichikawa Sushi is a fascinating 1* Michelin restaurant in Nakamachi in Setagaya (Kaminoge Station), a pleasant suburb of Tokyo. The restaurant has been well-ranked in the … Continue reading Sushi at Ichikawa
Japanese food is unique in this world-untainted by the globalised push on fast-food, it lives in the purity of ingredients such as soy, tofu and fresh, seasonal produce. In fact, Japan is aiming to get rid of fast-food chains like McDonalds altogether, and the majority of the population not only love their nation's food, but … Continue reading Most Delicious Japanese Food