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Postcard from Japan: Classic Crossing

Postcard from Japan: Classic Crossing

I know it’s a cliché, but I couldn’t leave Tokyo without spending some time sitting in Starbucks and staring at the Shibuya Crossing… Tomorrow I’ll be heading back to the UK after what has been the most incredible 4-week trip. I have taken over 7,000 photos, so please bear with me whilst I sort through … Continue reading

Postcard from Japan: Hungry?

Postcard from Japan: Hungry?

Apart from chocolate and the odd banana, everything I’ve eaten so far in Japan has been Japanese food, and I’m loving it! Here’s a tiny selection of what I’ve sampled so far…

New sushi in Bristol: Unagi

New sushi in Bristol: Unagi

As I was wandering through the Harbourside Market in Bristol on Saturday on my way to the cinema, I was delighted to find a new stall selling sushi. I bought some for lunch, and it was so fresh and delicious – just what I needed! The box in the picture below only cost £4.50, and you … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Yen Sushi, Bath

Restaurant Review: Yen Sushi, Bath

Last Saturday I went to Bath with the main aim of checking out the Christmas market. It was incredibly crowded, and by the time lunch came I was desperate to escape the festive madness for something more soothing – Japanese food! Since my last visit to Bath I’d had my eye on Yen Sushi on … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Masa

Restaurant Review: Masa

I’m lucky here in Bristol to work very close to two Japanese restaurants – Obento and Masa. I wrote about Obento a while ago, so today I thought I’d tell you about Masa. Masa, located on the corner of Baldwin Street and Queen Charlotte Street (BS1 1PN). It markets itself as ‘teppanyaki-style’ (where the diners … Continue reading

What if I woke up in Japan tomorrow?

What if I woke up in Japan tomorrow?

I’m feeling full of a cold and struggling for inspiration tonight, but there are only four more posts to go before I complete NaBloPoMo, so I must keep going! I think about Japan pretty much 24/7 – at work, at home, everywhere – but this month I feel like I’ve devoted even more time to … Continue reading

Starbucks Japan – Christmas 2013

Starbucks Japan – Christmas 2013

As soon as I see the red cups return to Starbucks I know it’s Christmas, and my mind instantly turns to Japan. Starbucks in Japan has some really inventive seasonal flavours, and Christmas time is no exception. This year’s offerings are クラッシュ マロン パイ フラペチーノ (Crushed Marron Pie Frappuccino) and クラッシュ マロン パイ ラテ (Crushed Marron Pie … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Obento (お弁当)

Restaurant Review: Obento (お弁当)

Since moving to Bristol in May I’ve been meaning to write about my local Japanese restaurant, Obento, but I simply haven’t had time. I was lucky enough to go there for lunch today though, and that prompted me to come home and dig out the photos I took back in August so I could put … Continue reading