One man’s journey to track down the origins of pizza toast led him to the traditional Japanese kissaten (cafes built around coffee sets and simple bread-y snacks)
From the fishing village of Edo to the global leader in Michelin stars, eat your way through Tokyo’s past and future.
I wouldn’t read this if you’re hungry.
I really enjoyed this episode of The Food Programme:
With the help of whisky writer and author of the award-winning ‘Way of Whisky: A Journey Round Japanese Whisky‘, Dave Broom, Dan asks: what lies behind the rise and rise of Japanese whisky and who are the people who helped make all this global recognition possible?
Well worth the 30 minute listen.
Japan is a country of small conveniences.
Plastic food adorn the window displays of most restaurants in Japan.
Japan, you’ve been fantastic.
Mount Fuji (photo taken from the Shinkansen).
Having bought a can of coffee out of one of the ubiquitous vending machines littered around Kyoto station I was surprised when the can came out hot!
Rainy Kyoto nights.
Mixed curry from Shinrin Shokudo
24-4 Nishinokyo Uchihatacho, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-8417
Salted fatty mackerel from Shinpachi Shokudo
1 Chome-15-9, Nishishinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023
Tsukemen from Menya Nukaji
3-12 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0042
Try and catch it at peak time!