{  German Newspaper  }

German Newspaper

I was recently quoted in a German Newspaper, Rheinische Post (rp-online.de), talking about what I think is the trendiest food in Tokyo right now. The newspaper did a feature with other food bloggers from Sydney, London, New York, and Seoul each talking about what they think the new food trends are in their region. Click through to see what I had to say about Tokyo’s trends :) (the article is written in German)

http://www.rp-online.de/panorama/ausland/die-food-trends-der-blogger-bid-1.4620763




{  Announcing… ♡  }

It’s literally been the most rewarding as well as challenging 2+ months of our lives but I am very excited to introduce our daughter to all of you Tokyo Eats readers :) Thanks so much for all the warm wishes. We couldn’t be happier with such a blessing joining our family. Above photo is from a trip we recently took to Hawaii for a wedding as well as my daughter’s 1 week old photo.

Sadly, I haven’t been able to go out/won’t be able to go out to as many restaurants/cafe as I used to, but in the mean time, please check out my Tokyo Eats Guide Book if you haven’t already. It’s really packed with all my favorite places and I highly recommend getting a copy if you want advice on where to eat or visit in Tokyo.

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Here are just a few comments from my awesome readers :)

Hi Maki,

Thank you for writing such a cute book! I just received my copy today and love it! I especially like the “secret” spots and the day trip notes.

Thanks again!
Tina

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Maki,

I am from San Francisco, and I ordered your Tokyo Eats guide a few weeks ago. I cannot tell you how useful it has been on our trip so far. Your guide took us to restaurants we would have never known about on our own: xxx in Ginza, xxx in Ebisu, and xxx, to name a few. We are so grateful for your guide—it feels like we have the trusted advice of a friend.

Thank you so much,
Andrea

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Dear Maki

I wanted to thank you for writing such a wonderful book! My husband and I just returned from Tokyo and we were so happy that we were able to try some of the great new places we found from your guide! We often visit Tokyo and mainly stay in the Roppongi area, so your recommendations gave us some new adventures in food! We love reading your blog and thank you again for creating such a wonderful guide. We look forward to trying more of your favorite places in the future!

Aloha from Hawaii! Lynn and Derek

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Also, I just wanted to thank those of you who checked out places on my blog and kindly informed me when a restaurant/cafe went out of business. In this very competitive Tokyo food environment, it’s always hard to keep up with which ones close down so your comments have been very helpful.

Thanks again for following Tokyo Eats and hope you are all having a great day!

PS: My pinterest pin-it button wasn’t working for quite sometime but it’s now fixed.

xo,
Maki




{  SF Eats  }

SF Eats
SF Eats

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1) Delicious and juicy fried chicken sandwich. yummm. I could only eat half cause it was huge…

SF Eats
SF Eats

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2) Had to check out this new fad in SF, the artisan Toast boom. They serve coffee from Four Barrel Coffee. Lots of hipsters. Right by the famous Alamo Square ;)

SF Eats

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{  Muir Woods  }

Muir Woods
Muir Woods
Muir Woods
Muir Woods
Muir Woods
Muir Woods

Went hiking at Muir Woods National Park located 1hr North of San Francisco, CA. We went on the perfect day where it wasn’t too cold or too warm and we had a great time exploring the famous redwoods and enjoying our hike throughout this beautiful and quiet park full of vibrant greenery. As you may already know, I love hiking and have climbed Mt. Fuji, Takaosan, Komagatake, Half Dome in Yosemite, etc and now adding Muir Woods to my repertoire :)

They have multiple trails to choose from and you can mix the trails too which is nice. We got there first thing in the morning when the park opened at 8am and had a great ~4 hour hike. We then headed to Muir Beach and explored a bit plus stopped by Marin Country Mart as well.

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{  Pinterest HQ  }

Pinterest HQ
Pinterest HQ
Pinterest HQ
Pinterest HQ
Pinterest HQ

Next up is an uber stylish company located in San Francisco. I recently had a chance to visit my friend at the Pinterest HQ which is located in SoMa. Their office is in a warehouse space that has artistic architecture and screams industrial cool. Their open-space concept with high ceilings, pops of colors throughout, and fun detailed decorations make the space more like a lounge than an office space. Loved the clean modern space with all the little touches throughout their office that made the place fun to work in yet cozy. The best part is, even the employees are surprised by the constant change in their office space as the designer keeps adding/moving around their furniture to keep it exciting.

As for their food options, the employees get free lunches everyday. Their lunch is catered daily but always has a salad bar/deli section. They also have lots of free snacks and drinks to choose from as well. The day I visited was Indian Curry day so I had some curry + salad. The last photo of the pink flamingos are from the women’s bathroom! Check out more photos after the link below.

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