Review: Monjayaki and Yakisoba at Sakura Tei

For the last two months, I have been hammering home that Tokyo is far and away the gourmet capital of the whole wide world. The reason that I hold Tokyo in such high regard is this – They have all kinds of great food everywhere at any price point. You don’t get that variety anywhere else in…

Review: Sushi Kanesaka (Ginza Honten)

It had always been a dream of mine to have an omakase set meal in one of Tokyo’s vaunted sushi temples, but unfortunately, things were a lot more difficult than I expected. You see, booking a restaurant in Tokyo is a tricky ordeal, especially if you want to get into one of the more prestigious restaurants in…

Review – Tempura Tsunahachi (Shinjuku Honten)

The chef plucked a perky, squirming Kuruma Ebi (Japanese Imperial Prawn) from a large fish tank and held it in my direction. After a quick nod by yours truly, he tore off the head, and with the flick of a wrist, stripped the crustacean of its shell and dunked it in a batter mix. Less than…

Review: Wong Eats Tokyo (Days 7 – 10)

I am sure you all have heard the phrase “all good things must come to an end.” Well, after ten blissful days in the beautiful city of Tokyo (Check out Wong Eats Tokyo Part 1 and 2 while you’re at it), I have finally returned back to Hong Kong with a belly full of great sushi and…

Review: Wong Eats Tokyo (Days 3 – 6)

It’s been a while, so here is another update on Wong Eats Tokyo (click here to see part one of my recap). I still am eating extremely well in the greatest food city in the world, and have tried many new things that I cannot wait to share with you all about. As per usual, this…

Review: Wong Eats Tokyo (Days 1 – 2)

Three days ago, I wrote a prequel to Wong Eats Tokyo, where I stressed that I would be diligently updating this blog so that I can best provide you readers with an up to date account of all the things I have eaten in the greatest gastronomical city in the world. Unfortunately, that has not…

Wong Eats Tokyo!

Before we begin, let me make one thing very clear: Tokyo is the greatest food city in the world, period. There simply isn’t a counter to this statement. If you love your food and know your way around food, there isn’t a better city for you to indulge yourself in

Review: Papparich

I am sure that everyone who loves food would no doubt be familiar with the masterful documentary film Jiro Dreams of Sushi by David Gelb, where Gelb carefully follows the routine of Jiro Ono, commonly regarded as the best sushi master on the planet. Just right before the climax of the scene (28:00), where Jiro goes on a passionate…

Restaurant Review: Rhoda

It was just this week that I was discussing about the power of names with a friend of mine. You see, I believe that each individual name ultimately symbolises who we are and what we become; after all, we as humans are defined by our names. This applies to restaurants too, where the name of…