Ett Hem (Stockholm)

At home. Simply named, Ett Hem–a luxury boutique hotel and kitchen–has the feel of just that: being in the serenity of one’s own home. If, might I add, that home were incredibly well-appointed with an immaculately trimmed garden, and a world-class chef preparing every meal […]

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Pony (Copenhagen)

It’s one thing when the expectedly good turns out as such, but entirely another when the unexpected turns out to be exceedingly good. Following a superb dinner at Relæ, the next night, we dined at Pony, a relatively lesser known restaurant in the western part of Copenhagen […]

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Relæ (Copenhagen/København)

It’s day 2 of our belated honeymoon in Copenhagen, and as expected, the food situation is outstanding. Perhaps the consistent predominance of umami flavors in Japanese cuisine has been getting to us, but this change in flavor profile of Scandinavian cuisine has been nothing short […]

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Sushi Bar Yasuda (Minami Aoyama)

Omakase sushi is the dream meal for someone with attention deficit disorder. This particular thought kept running through my head, as piece after piece of sushi, each unique and enthralling, was placed before me by the hands of a master, and self-proclaimed “sushi mensch,” Chef Naomichi […]

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Taco Rice タコライス (Recipe)

When Mr. S and I first move to Tokyo, we ate out almost every day because we had none of our pots, pans, and cooking utensils. Although we had some rental kitchen items, we were seriously tempted by the thought of exploring our new neighborhood, and […]

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Authentic Thai in Roppongi

Eating good, authentic Thai food is like tasting an artist’s palette of colors. There are layers and layers of flavors: bright, sweet, sour, bracing, bitter, fishy, salty, rich, fiery, aromatic… the combination of which is so compelling that it blows away any assumptions about Asian […]

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Massimottavio: Neopolitan Pizza in Eifukucho

2 Exceptional Pizzas at Massimottavio The Japanese may be known for topping their pizza with potatoes, corn, and mayonnaise, but a deference to traditional Italian ingredients and ways of cooking has also permeated Japanese tastes. The adherence to the vera cucina italiana way of making pizza […]

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Hidemi Sugino Pâtisserie (Kyobashi)

Last week, I lined up for cake, and as a result, joined the countless other fans across the world who make up the cult following of Japanese pastry chef Hidemi Sugino. Having just been awarded the title of Asia’s Best Pastry Chef, at the Asia’s […]

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King George Deli (Daikanyama)

In a city where most sandwiches resemble finger sandwiches served at high tea­­–usually involving egg salad and mayo between two thin slices of boring white bread–it’s refreshing to see a big brawny sandwich, loaded with fresh meats, cheeses, and veg. The kind of sandwich where the […]

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