Topic: All things Japan / page 21 of 21
The most exclusive soba in the world…

The most exclusive soba in the world…

The most exclusive soba in the world…

When visiting the beautiful Kiyomizudera temple in Kyoto we passed by this small eatery serving soba and drinks. The soba (hot noodle soup) cost only 600 yens (around $6), but it was the best hot soba I have ever had… And the view and the surroundings were simply beyond any…

16
Mar '08
Teppanyaki. Dinners at Morimoto XEX and Keyakizaka

Teppanyaki. Dinners at Morimoto XEX and Keyakizaka

Teppanyaki. Dinners at Morimoto XEX and Keyakizaka

If there is another product (apart of toro) that is uncomparably better in Japan than anywhere else in the world is the Japanese beef. Any, not only the famous Kobe beef. What I found out in Morimoto XEX and Keyakizaka teppanyaki restaurants (each of them has one Michelin star) that…

14
Mar '08
Tsukiji market

Tsukiji market

Tsukiji market

Jet lag on the first day in Tokyo was tough. At 4 am I still didn’t feel like sleeping, so being awake early in the morning was a great opportunity to visit the Tsukiji market. What I saw there was mindblowing, the most impressive market I have ever seen. Huge…

12
Mar '08
Kyubei

Kyubei

Kyubei

When I asked the concierge of our hotel to book the three times starred sushi place called Sukiyabashi Jiri for our first night in Tokyo, he immediately answered that foreigners can’t book in Sukiyabashi Jiro. For sure, I didn’t feel discriminated- I am prepared for the fact that the Japanese…

11
Mar '08
Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagano…

Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagano…

Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagano…

Otoro sushi in Kyubey. Now this is what is called “melting in your mouth”… Today I arrived in Tokyo, the city with most Michelin stars in the world. In fact, each of the restaurant listed in Guide Michelin Tokyo 2008 has at least one star – we will see what…

10
Mar '08
Kurumazushi vs Sushi Yasuda

Kurumazushi vs Sushi Yasuda

Kurumazushi vs Sushi Yasuda

Without any question, these two Japanese restaurants serve the best sushi you can get in New York. Kurumazushi ( 7 E. 47th St) and Sushi Yasuda are similar in the way, that they are both very traditional (Kurumazushi even more) and the fish quality is outstanding. There are some aspects…

6
Dec '07
Sushi Yasuda

Sushi Yasuda

Sushi Yasuda

If Paris is the capital of the French gastronomy, New York is the capital of great Japanese and sushi restaurants. When I am in Paris, I really miss authentic Japanese restaurants, because Paris simply doesn’t have good ones. I have discussed that in my previous posts – even if Kai…

1
May '07