{  Suzunami — 鈴波  }

Suzunami 鈴波
Suzunami 鈴波
Suzunami 鈴波
Suzunami 鈴波

Happy Belated New Year!

Hope everyone is doing well. Apologies for the lack of updates but I’m finally posting a yummy traditional Japanese place located inside of Roppongi Midtown.

Famous for their Tsukemono (pickles) from Nagoya, this restaurant serves seasonal fish with simple healthy options that most Japanese people would like to eat as an everyday meal. The fish is cooked perfectly and the sides are also great. It’s pretty awesome how you can get a healthy traditional meal in Roppongi Midtown. Check it out if you’re in the area.

Address // Midtown Glaleria B1F, 9-7-3, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5413-0335
Website // http://www.suzunami.co.jp/

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{  Nakaoku 中奥  }

Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥

Yummy curry with egg that literally melts in your mouth!

Please note: This is a cafe located in Naoshima, in Kagawa-prefecture.

This cozy retro curry house located in a hidden home in Naoshima. The cafe is an old home that is transformed into a modern/retro/cool Japanese style cafe. The curry is delicious. Do you see that egg?! I highly recommend you ordering that one if you get a chance to dine here.

Pictured above are 3 different types of curry:
– “Fuwatoro Omurice Tomato Sauce Curry” 780yen
– “Fuwatoro Omurice Curry with Coconut” 780yen
– “Curry with Coconut and Rice” 780yen

We also added the ‘Lunch Set B’ deal (only available during 11:30am – 3pm) for an extra 520yen which comes with a potato salad, drink or beer, and dessert. (You can add 200yen more to make it into a glass of wine).

Dine here for a cozy awesome Naoshima lunch experience :)

Closed // Tuesday
Lunch Hours // 11:30am – 3pm
Dinner Hours // 5:30 – 9pm

Address // 1167, Nakaoku, Honmura, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa-ken, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 087-892-3887
Website // n/a

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{  Naoshima  }

Naoshima 直島
Naoshima 直島
Naoshima 直島
Naoshima 直島
Naoshima 直島
Naoshima 直島
Naoshima 直島
Naoshima 直島
Naoshima 直島

“The Art Island”, Naoshima!

Have you been to Naoshima? It’s an island off of Kagawa, located in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan. Perhaps you might have seen photos of Yayoi Kusama’s famous pumpkin? The island is famous for its beautiful collection of contemporary art galleries and exhibits and can be seen all in one day.

Access to this island is either by ferry or boat. We took the ferry from Uno and visited all of the places below. It’s a nice relaxing getaway for those who want to experience a little time away from the city.

– Art House Project:
http://www.benesse-artsite.jp/en/arthouse/

– Chichu Art Museum:
http://www.benesse-artsite.jp/en/chichu/

– Benesse House:
http://www.benesse-artsite.jp/en/benessehouse/

– I Love Yu Bathhouse (I♥湯):
http://www.naoshimasento.jp/

– Ando Museum:
http://www.benesse-artsite.jp/en/ando-museum/

– Lee Ufan Museum:
http://www.benesse-artsite.jp/en/lee-ufan/

Will share a cafe we enjoyed on in my next post!




{  Sakura  }

Sakura
Sakura
Sakura
Sakura
Sakura

Happy April and Happy Cherry Blossom Season!

As you can see, cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Tokyo right now. I really love this time of the year as everyone just seems to be in a cheerful spirit. Hope you are all getting to enjoy this warmer beautiful spring time in Tokyo :) Above photos were taken around the Roppongi area. The top 2 photos are right by Randy, a great place to grab a yummy katsu sandwich and chill outside during this time of the year.

Below are some more Sakura posts from the past:
http://www.tokyoeats.jp/ohanami-2014/
http://www.tokyoeats.jp/ohanami-2013/
http://www.tokyoeats.jp/shibazakura/




{  Rapoppo — らぽっぽ  }

Rapoppo -- らぽっぽ
Rapoppo -- らぽっぽ
Rapoppo -- らぽっぽ
Rapoppo -- らぽっぽ

Sweet Potato lovers dream shop, Rapoppo (らぽっぽ) is located in many train stations and depachikas through out Japan such as Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Tokyo Skytree town, Shibuya. I am very much a sweet potato person and this place sells yummy treats that satisfy my cravings.

They are most famous for their “Baked Potato Apple Pie” (焼きたてポテトアップルパイ) for 820yen and you can also get the Mini version for 525yen.

I also like their danish bars (おいもやさんのこだわりデイニッシュバー) which are 162yen each. It’s like a crossiant sugar sweet potato stick!

They also have different pies and treats during different seasons so you may see some that are different every time you visit their shop. Give it a try if you are into sweet potatoes!

PS: Another one of my sweet potato favs is this place.

Shop Locations // http://www.shirohato.com/shop/list_1.html#1
Website // http://www.shirohato.com/rapoppo/index.htm

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