Dragonfruit

I caved in recently and bought a single dragonfruit from my local supermarket. I saw it at the entrance where there was a fruit display that sat separately from the rest of the fresh produce. It had been hastily decorated, enough that you could recognise …

Utsunomiya, Tochigi

Last month, I produced a series of travel stories around my trip to Utsunomiya for The AU Review. They are very comprehensive and I will link to them below. But I wanted to carve out a bit of space on my blog to talk about …

Not Your Token Minority

Not Your Token Minority with Tao

Recently, I got to catch up with my friend and former Tokyo resident, Tao Lin, for her new podcast, Not Your Token Minority. We met during her time living in Japan and we’ve always gotten along, whether through our love of food, dancing or perhaps …

Eggs ‘n Things, Ginza

I’ve been living in Japan for over two years now and have made countless of trips here over the years. But pinch me because this week is the first time I’ve ever been to Eggs ‘n Things! Eggs ‘n Things is a chain of restaurants …

Sendai, Tohoku

After a bountiful stay in Aomori, the next leg of our Tohoku travels is Sendai. Despite not being one of the ‘big name’ cities like Tokyo and Osaka, Sendai definitely isn’t a city to sleep on. Boasting a population of over one million, it holds …

Eneko Tokyo, Nishiazabu

Restaurants and bars are a universally competitive industry, but never is it more so than in Tokyo. A city with an estimated 60,000 establishments coupled with an income destroying pandemic certainly is akin to playing the game on a God-tier level of difficulty. The closure …

Katsu Midori, Meguro

The idea of having delicious food revolving around us endlessly sounds like something dreams are made of, but the reality is that 回転寿司/kaiten sushi are becoming more and more commonplace, even outside of Japan. Seemingly ubiquitous with cheap and cheerful Japanese cuisine, these are sometimes …