My knowledge of Japanese food and culture came initially from my mild participation in the 10 years I had to study it in school. Then, Japan to me involved saying “Watashi wa Holly Des” and “Hottudoggu des” (which still gets me every time). But beyond the cute fashion, giggling girls and memorising traditions lies my favourite city in Asia. While i’m anti a waiting line or entrance fee, Tokyo is the one exception. This city is intimidatingly cool and actually on second thought, is perhaps my favourite city in the world.
Eating & Drinking like a local…
Infamous ramen at Ichiran
Izakaya at Vector Beer
Tonkatsu Maisen Tokyo
Morning coffee at Gorilla Coffee
Baird Tap Room
Sashimi at Tsukiji
Yakitori & Kirin along Piss Alley
Ace’s Music Salon in Golden Gai
Streamer Coffee Company
The Great Burger, obvs
Late night whisky at JBS
Hottodoggu at the baseball
Omohara Beer Forest
餃子の福包 – OK I know but it’s not in English. Literally best gyoza I had in my life. Click here to find it on a map.