Matsuya and Mitsukoshi Depachika
Depachika are indoor markets abundant in sake, seafood, and chocolate located in the lower levels of most major Japanese department stores. Each time I explore a new depachika, I feel a bit like Charlie when he first steps into the chocolate factory. On one floor, decadent chocolates and Japanese sweets are in
Before moving to Japan, I’d eaten sushi, ramen, tempura, soba noodles, edamame, and gyoza – the usual for a stateside Japanese cuisine experience. I had no idea that Japanese food was so diverse (or that they had so much fried food).
In Japanese Food: Beyond Sushi and Ramen Part I I described misokatsu, takoyaki, tempura, and
‘It is takoyaki something shocking!’ by Cipher. Creative Commons Attribution license
While I admittedly rarely tire of sushi and ramen, the depths of Japanese cuisine go far deeper than sashimi and tonkotsu (pork bone broth ramen). It only takes a few days in Japan to realize that Japanese food is more varied than the tempura and
Blaine and I made a point to find the best burger places in both Nagoya and Tokyo so we would always know where to find our comfort food. Sometimes you just need a little piece of home to make you feel like you’re not a world away.
AS Classics Diner
This 1950s style diner in Roppongi
Next week I’ll be in Tokyo for 2 days on my way back home from Hong Kong. I’m getting into the Narita airport at night after 8pm, and have that night, the next day and night and the following morning to stay, explore, photograph, and eat my way around. Please give me your thoughts and advice.