Quick Trip to Tokyo in June

United Airlines airplane food on the way. Post-flight snack. Milk flavored potato chips! I couldn’t resist, I love to try weird flavors.  They were not the best. My home in Japan has the most amazing ramen shop just down the street. I don’t know how I got so lucky. Combini treasures. I also live super…

Tokyo Dec 2016 Pt.2

My sister loves desserts, while I lack a sweet tooth, and every time we are in Tokyo together she insists we go to Dominique Ansel Bakery. They always have a different monthly flavor for their Cronut and in December it was Strawberry jam and Elderflower ganache with mint sugar. The green little pasty is called…

Tokyo December 2016

My sister and I traveled to Tokyo last December to see the endless holiday lights (and eat some good food).   I am no photographer so the pictures I took of the lights do it no justice. First off, airplane food. I almost always fly United airlines, but this my friend who works at American…

Summer in Japan Pt.3

Lunch set with oyakodon and udon. Carb-loading. Nothing compares to the shaved ice in Japan, with their soft ice, delicious flavorings, and drizzle of condensed milk.   So when I’m in Japan it is very typical of me to be carrying around at least two or three different drinks. I can never decide what to…

Summer in Japan Pt.2

This was a super cute coffee/breakfast shop in Tokyo, and they had the most amazing bread! This little stall is right outside of the Shibamata station. I had to stop for the smell of yakisoba. 

Summer in Japan

Last May I spent some time in Japan. Here is what I ate. First, plane food.   The menu for this flight. I chose the beef tenderloin with gnocchi for dinner, the cheese plate for dessert, and the omelette for breakfast. Oh, and a little drink to start the flight off. Cheers! Post-flight, we stopped…

September in Japan Part 3

After over a week in Tokyo, we had one last lunch with one of our cousins who lives there and then rode the bullet train to our hometown Shiogama, near Sendai. I couldn’t tell you what half of these things were, but it wasn’t as good as it looks. The desert was incredible though. Home cooked Japanese…

Japan in September Part 2

We had all day to explore Tokyo, so we made several little bite stops around the city. First stop, Harajuku. Crêpes & Takoyaki. Crème brûlée with strawberry and vanilla ice cream. Chicken Karaage. And of course some more sushi (negitoro, uni, sake, hirame).

Japan in September Part 1

My first post definitely needs to include my favorite- Japan and Japanese food. It is a place I frequent often, and my most recent visit was in September of 2015. Airplane Food. Some kind of fish with mushrooms, carrot and wrapped rice. Meh.   We arrived at night, so we decided make a quick stop into…