Tokyo: Kimukatsu

This is the tenth and final post of my eating adventures to Tokyo. All other posts can be found here

What are the odds that I would get to meet my classmate while in Tokyo? As it turns out, the odds were very high indeed. L and I realized that we were both going to be in Tokyo at the same time and hence we agreed to meet up for lunch.  Continue reading

Tokyo: Bills

This is the ninth post of my eating adventures to Tokyo. All other posts can be found here

I confess that before going to Tokyo, I had no idea that Bills existed. Neither was I aware that it had been billed as the “best breakfast in the world” nor was I aware that it was somewhat of a phenomenon in Tokyo that people would literally queue up for hours just to have a taste of their pancakes and/or scrambled eggs.  Continue reading

Tokyo: Tapas Molecular Bar

This is the eighth post on my eating adventures to Tokyo. All other posts can be found here

J enjoys molecular gastronomy meals, as our previous visit to Labyrinth attests. While researching on places to eat in Tokyo, I came across Tapas Molecular Bar, which has received 1 michelin star in the last two years. After reading a few blog posts, I was convinced that J would love this place. As it turns out, this turned out to be the most entertaining meal we had in Tokyo, and also the most expensive 🙂

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Tokyo: Afuri ramen

This is the seventh post on my eating adventures to Tokyo. All other posts can be found here

Prior to my visit to Tokyo, I had read a lot of blog posts on Afuri and its yuzu based ramen. Even my friends living in Tokyo had concurred on how good Afuri was. On my last day in Tokyo, I met a volunteer guide who had arrange for us to have a ramen lunch. However, as it turns out, I had already tried the eatery he was recommending. Hence, I suggested going to Afuri and to my even greater surprise, my local guide had never eaten at Afuri before. All the more reason to go. Interestingly, Afuri also has a tabelog approval rating of 3.63 – pretty high! Continue reading

Tokyo: L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

This is the sixth post on my eating adventures to Tokyo. All other posts can be found here

This was probably one of the easiest reservations for me to make, simply because it had an online reservation system in English. I had been meaning to have a taste of the genius that Joël Robuchon is for a very long time. However, the restaurant in Singapore is really expensive. Hence, when I found out how affordable the lunch menu at Joël Robuchon Tokyo was, I jumped at the opportunity. It was also a plus that the Tokyo restaurant has been awarded two michelin stars. Continue reading

Tokyo: Kogetsu 湖月

This is the fourth post in my recent visit to Tokyo. All other posts can be found here

The recent trip to Tokyo was quite a last minute decision. Everything did not really become confirmed till about one month prior to our departure. Usually, this would have been fine. However, when it came down to picking places to eat, I knew that this would make reservations at certain restaurants a little difficult to get. Recall: my previous visit to Fujiya 1935 in Osaka required a two month advanced booking. Continue reading

Tokyo: Kyubey

Despite having been to Japan (Osaka, Kyoto) earlier this year, I decided to join J on her work trip to Tokyo since the dates coincided with the end of my exams and it seemed fitting to take a holiday then. As it turned out, many of other classmates had also made plans to visit Tokyo and we had made plans to meet up and I was also going to catch up with up with a friend who had been living in Tokyo for a while.

Of course, one of the first things I thought about was what to eat. Sushi came naturally to mind, the question was where. After some research and thought, I decided to make a booking at Kyubey. Many blogs had written about it being foreigner friendly and it had pretty reasonable prices (in my opinion) for lunch.  Continue reading