Rad kaiseki lunch at Wadakura in the Palace Hotel Tokyo (@palacehoteltokyo). Clockwise from the upper left:
- 和田倉 Wadakura sign - 無花果 Fig with sesame cream - 松茸 Matsutake with scallop dumpling - 色々 bunch of tasty things. Always good to greet the new season with food.
壱ノ壱ノ壱. Ichi no ichi no ichi is the original sake made specially for the Palace Hotel by acclaimed Hakkaisan in Niigata. Besides serving it in their kaiseki restaurant, you can get a sake castella cake in the hotel's bakery.
@palacehoteltokyo #hakkaisan #八海山
傳✖️Hertog Jan. Collaboration? In a sense. What Chef Gert de Mangeleer did was make dishes that he would serve to his family (4 young kids). Ceviche made with 鰤 (yellowtail), croquettes with Iberico ham, and a crispy duck salad. People have raved about this 🌟🌟🌟 chef, so I was happy to try his cooking. Hope to try his more "adult" stuff next time!
Freelancer pro tip. When your friend and colleague gets promoted and becomes your (informal) boss, you treat said friend to drinks at The New York Bar. Manhattan on the rocks = business expense / investment?
Sanyutei is a relatively new shop that takes kodawari to the next level. Every aspect of the bowl is top level. Spendy at 1400 yen, but as far as fancy ramen goes, I'll take it. More on my site.
Looking forward the seeing what people think of the September limited bowl at Ramen Kagetsu Arashi. They have 250 branches around Japan, even one at Narita Airport! Thanks @goramen for hitting that one up on his way out of Japan.
#ramenkagetsuarashi#torisoba #らあめん花月嵐 #鶏そぼ #俺の鶏そぼ
New YouTube video! New collaboration!
I'm promoting the monthly limited bowl at Ramen Kagetsu Arashi. It's a creamy chicken ramen with some awesome chicken breast chashu. They have 250 shops across Japan, so check it out if you can. Tag me if ya go!
#ramenkagetsuarashi #らあめん花月嵐 #鶏そば #俺の鶏そば #torisoba
Michi in Kameari. Flawless tsukemen. It's made with pork, chicken, and dried seafood. A few publications and prominent ramen critics rank Michi the number one in Japan, and it shows in the line. Best to show up at least 30 minutes before they open.
TRUNK (KITCHEN) is the restaurant in this newly opened hotel. Eclectic to say the least. Hijiki with a hint of sriracha, locally made burrata with pomegranate and strawberry, farm to table vegetables. Before they opened, I heard rumors of ramen on the menu, but alas, it wasn't to be.
#trunkhotel #ひじき #shibuya @trunkhotel
TRUNK (KUSHI) at the newly opened TRUNK (HOTEL). Casual spot with charcoal-grilled skewers. Shibuya used to be a center of 串, skewers, decades ago. Menu by local Yakiniku Yuji, so you know it's legit.
#yakitori#kushi #串 #trunkhotel#supremelouisvuitton @trunkhotel