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!
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.
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
My experience in Japan started out in Tokyo. The biggest metropolis in Japan, with millions of people darting about on a daily basis, from Shibuya (see the famous crossing here) to Akihabara, or electric town, it turned out to be my love of a lifetime. A few trips and I was hooked! The food, culture … Continue reading Guide to Tokyo