6 Mouthwatering Japanese Dishes To Eat In Tokyo
Tokyo is without a doubt the most incredible place on earth for food and thus I compiled a short list of the best things to eat while visiting Japan
During my final hours in Tokyo I tried to summarize all the fantastic foods I have eaten and experienced during my stay in the greatest city on earth.
A type of Japanese pan-fried batter with various ingredients and Tsukishima is the district to get it
3 Chome-4-3 Tsukishima, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0052, Japan
2. Okonomiyaki Gyunta
Japanese savory pancake containing a variety of ingredients get it at the top of the Mitsukoshi department store in Ginza
4 Chome-6-16 Ginza, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0061, Japan
Best sushi experience money can buy
6 Chome-12-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 106-0032, Japan
Grilled stingray with mayonnaise is a true taste surprise
4 Chome-11-13 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 106-0032, Japan
Japanese people love their curry on rice and GoGo Curry is the place to get it
4 Chome-9-4 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 106-0032, Japan
6. Miyabitei Izo
Authentic Izakaya in Roppongi for incredible Japanese tapas
6 Chome-1-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 106-0032, Japan
I rented my apartment from a Japanese real estate website in the heart of Roppongi for quite a reasonable price. It came fully furnished with advanced security codes for the building and the unit. They also provided portable wireless internet which I could take with me around the city.
To my surprise I found my favorite beer at a local convenience store. The beer Edelweiss is a wheat beer from Austria which I became obsessed with after drinking it in the Austrian Alps in 2012.
I had lunch with my friend Mariko who helped me out tremendously during my first days in Tokyo around spring of 2007. Due to my initial culture shock I forgot my creditcard PIN codes and was unable to take out money at the bank, she helped me (as a stranger) to some cash until I figured out my PIN codes. She is a great example of the amazing generousity of the Japanese people.
I had my final lunch with my friend Hideaki who was my former Japanese neighbor at the Skymark Building in Mississauga where I used to live back in 2007. It was great catching up again while cooking up a delicious Monjayaki meal.
At night I met up with many of my friends, saying goodbye was difficult but I am determined to return once again. It will always be the land where dreams become reality.
I barely made my flight back to Canada due being stuck in traffic on route back to Shinjuku Station where I had to take the Narita Express to the International Airport. With sweat running down my spine rushing from the station to the airport I just made it just in time to the ticket counter.
They told me that the flight was full (AirCanada is notorious for overselling their seats). I assured them that it was imparrative that I made my flight to Vancouver since I was on a tight time schedule. They offered me $500 dollars and a flight to Calgary with a connecting flight to Vancouver where I would arrive 1 day later. I passed up the deal since time is priceless.
Other Notable foods I tried during my stay:
- Curry Nan from MOS Burger
- Curry on rice from 711 convenience store
- Eihire (dried stingray) my new obsession
- EdelWeiss beer in Tokyo