When the 2010 Tokyo Red Guide containing 197 starred restaurants – the most of any single guide – was published, some people criticised Michelin. Well, first of all Tokyo is home to 160,000 restaurants, compared to New York City’s 25,000 and Paris’s 13,000 and more importantly, the truth is that it is far easier to ...
Going out for lunch with my faithful little grey companion ;-)
This is one aspect of Japan I really like : the plethora of little restaurants and bars usually serving excellent cheap food but where only a few customers can fit. This one can only host 8 customers and serves delicious donburi in Iidabashi: 800円 only for lunch.
Shots from yesterday’s lunch at the Maison de la Bourgogne in Kagurazaka. As promised to my twitter followers, some photos of the woman who chose to sit right in front of me when all other tables in the restaurant were empty !
In Japan, tsuru tsuru describes the sound one makes while eating noodles, and by extension refers to the satisfaction of consuming fresh noodles. My daughter loves tsuru tsuru ! :D
The place for lunch where I seldom see any woman eating !
Serves excellent burgers and sandwiches in Omotesando Hills. Great music and cool staff too !
Properly served in Omotesando Hills :-)
Still exploring lunch alternatives in the neighbourhood. Today’s find : Ala Italiana, an Italian restaurant in Kagurazaka (神楽坂). The salad was better than the pasta to be honest. Maybe it’s just me but I often find non-japanese food a bit too salty in Japan. Oh and as usual in slightly fancy restaurants : mostly female ...
Nice restaurant near our hotel in Dublin.
One of our favourite Japanese restaurants in Kagurazaka. We were among the very first customers when it opened at the beginning of the year 2010 and are now considered as regulars ;-) Best to book a table if you want to go in the evening as it has become quite popular.
Nice friends + nice food : the perfect combination for a nice dinner !
In a Korean restaurant in Ginza, Tokyo.
Sa.Qua.Na, an abbreviated version of Saveurs, Qualité et Nature (Tastes, Quality and Nature) is not only the motto of chef Alexandre Bourdas, but also a homonym for "fish" in Japanese (sakana). More important, though, it means really good eating, which is why Bourdas’s new restaurant-just awarded a Michelin star-is the hit of the season in ...
La Mère Poulard is a restaurant and hotel on Mont Saint Michel in Normandy. The restaurant dates back to 1879, and is known for the wall of autographs from over a century of famous diners, including Ernest Hemingway and Yves Saint-Laurent. Most famous for its speciality giant omelettes: several inches thick, made in hand hammered ...
Brand new place a few steps away from home. And the beer was only 100¥ for the opening :-)
Ceiling of our favourtite Yakiniku (Korean BBQ) restaurant in Kagurazaka
From Kagurazaka – Tokyo.
@ Helsinki, Finland
My favourite photo of the day : shot in one Izakaya (restaurant bar) in Meguro.