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With 7 Chome Kyoboshi chef

With 7 Chome Kyoboshi chef

With 7 Chome Kyoboshi chef

With 7 Chome Kyoboshi chef in Tokyo last August, who until recently was the only tempura chef in the world to hold 3 Michelin stars. Despite of him loosing the third star, I still think he is the one and only grand master of tempura. ( Albeit the…

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Dec '13
Yukari's ramen

Yukari's ramen

Yukari's ramen

Nobody knows Tokyo’s best foodies’ addresses better than Yukari Sakamoto,a Japanese- American chef and book author living in Tokyo with her husband and their small son. We met with Yukari at her Tsukiji market tour and became friends ever since. I asked Yukari to share her favorite ramen addresses in…

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Nov '13
30 best Tokyo sushi restaurants by Tabelog users (10/30 revision)

30 best Tokyo sushi restaurants by Tabelog users (10/30 revision)

30 best Tokyo sushi restaurants by Tabelog users (10/30 revision)

10 May 2014 update Despite of the few movements and the few new entries (noticeably,Kakutou, the new sushi restaurant by Michelin starred kaiseki chef Toru Okuda) since my last revision in June, the three best sushi restaurants in Tokyo (therefore, in the world?) have kept their positions: Sushi Saitou as…

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Oct '13
Luxeat picture of the day: 1* soba

Luxeat picture of the day: 1* soba

Luxeat picture of the day: 1* soba

Tokyo has countless soba restaurants,from which 8 are currently awarded one Michelin star each. Muto soba-ya is one of them. Every morning, the chef – owner wakes up early to make his soba noodles, later in the day served hot or cold with some dashi dipping sauce…

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Oct '13
The toughest restaurant reservation in the world

The toughest restaurant reservation in the world

The toughest restaurant reservation in the world

The hardest to reserve restaurant in the world is not in Brooklyn, Barcelona and not even in Copenhagen. It’s in Tokyo and you’ve probably never heard of it before. I’ve been trying to get into Kawamura steakhouse without any success each time I went to Tokyo. And I…

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Sep '13
Harutaka sushi

Harutaka sushi

Harutaka sushi

Despite of August being my least favorite time of eating raw fish in Japan,Harutaka (Ginza Kawabata Building 3F, 8-5-8 Ginza, Chuo-ku,Tokyo;tel. 03-3573-1144) sushi-ya was as outstanding as always.Harutaka Takahashi, who started his sushi chef career at the famous (or…infamous) Sukiyabashi Jiro, was especially generous this time. The snacks…

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Sep '13
Bifteck no Kawamura

Bifteck no Kawamura

Bifteck no Kawamura

Before you ask me how I managed to get a reservation at Kawamura steakhouse in Tokyo – I didn’t . There are two Kawamuras which both happen to be in Ginza. The famous one where it’s almost impossible to get into as the chef gives priority to his regular…

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Aug '13
"No tip please, it's my job"

"No tip please, it's my job"

"No tip please, it's my job"

Despite the fact that I’ve been to Japan several times (12 if to be precise), I recently found myself in two situations where, to my dismay, I realized that I had not yet learned, or at least kept in mind, the elementary rules concerning tipping in Japan… The first time,…

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Aug '13
Michelin starred pork cutlet

Michelin starred pork cutlet

Michelin starred pork cutlet

If young and aspiring chefs in the West might believe that being creative and innovative is the key to one’s first Michelin star, in Japan you can get a Michelin star for being really good in what you are doing,even if what you are doing is deep frying…

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Aug '13
7 chome Kyoboshi: the most expensive tempura in the world

7 chome Kyoboshi: the most expensive tempura in the world

7 chome Kyoboshi: the most expensive tempura in the world

In the normal world of fine dining 38 000 Yen or 290 Euros will buy you a tasting menu containing at least a bit of truffles,caviar or other expensive ingredients. Not in Tokyo’s 3 Michelin starred 10 seat tempura restaurant 7 Chome Kyoboshi (Ozio Ginza Building 6F, 5-5-9 Ginza, Chuo-ku,Tokyo;…

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Aug '13