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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 …

2019 The Name of Life

The sound of 2019 is the voice of one of my Thai trainers as he shrieks “我慢!” at me from within the ring. He does this in a way that is both serious and jovial, and often when I complain about the pain of being …

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Yakiniku Daichi, Roppongi

It always surprises people when I tell them I have no yakiniku recommendations for Tokyo, or Japan in general, because I’ve hardly ever had yakiniku in my life. Case in point, it’s been seven months since I moved to Tokyo and I’ve only had it …

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Goop Café, Tokyo Midtown

Goop has arrived in Tokyo! It’s the brand’s first foray into Asia. The main section is the lifestyle store where the brand stocks everything from rose quartz face rollers to athleisure to charcoal bath soaks. Whatever your take is on Gwyneth Paltrow’s controversial brand, you …

Hida-Takayama, Gifu

Journeying into Hida-Takayama takes one deep into the woods of your last Studio Ghibli film. When I’m stressed, I typically drift off into mindless scenery viewed from the vantage point of a moving train. But on this day, I visited my day dream in real …

Of Butterflies and Trail Running

There are any number of folk beliefs, developed through Chinese history and culture. Some of these superstitions have manifested in different ways, tapered off, interlaced with the rituals of other communities, or born anew as would happen when our brand, Chinese-Malaysian, branched off from the …

Portraits of Sushi Tokami

イカ Ika Squid I consider myself extremely fortunate for many reasons. One of them is the number of times I have been able to dine omakase. In Japan alone, I believe Sushi Tokami would be my fourth or fifth experience. If you are interested in fine dining, …

A Love Letter to Tokyo

In Japanese culture, when you are meeting for the first time, the phrases ‘初めまして/hajimemashite’ and ‘どぞよろしくお願いします/dozo yoroshiku onegaishimasu’ are used. The literal translations are ‘I am meeting you for the first time’ and ‘Please take good care of me’. People are always shocked when I …

Tokyo Snack Blog 1.0 (2017)

If you’ve been following my Instagram stories, you’ll know that I’m currently in my favourite city in the world, Tokyo! The is my 5th time in Tokyo and 6th time in Japan overall but I still get giddy with laughter as soon as the plane …