We’re spending a week sightseeing and visiting family in Japan right now! If there’s one rule that I’ve grown up abiding by, it’s “When in Asia, eat, eat, EAT!”
I’ve prepared myself for the indulging that’s happening on this trip since a lot of the food doesn’t taste this good anywhere else! Below are some of my favorite things to stuff my face with when visiting Tokyo.
Rainbow Cotton Candy from Totti Candi Factory
When I visited Harajuku two years ago, this place wasn’t yet here. In the middle of Takeshita Street, you can visit Totti Candi Factory (look for their sign and go up the stairs) to get a giant rainbow tower of cotton candy.
They have other types of candy too, but the giant rainbow cotton candy is definitely the most unique item!
Ton Katsu from Tonki
Ton Katsu as a dish itself is already drool-worthy and a definite go-to on any Japanese menu for me. Tonki, however, is a restaurant that has ton katsu that’s on another level from any other Japanese restaurant I’ve ever eaten at.
Sashimi and Udon at Torijaya
The best thing about Japanese food is that in general it’s VERY healthy. There’s an innate respect for the ingredients that are used in each dish. Torijaya is a beautiful restaurant that serves a traditional Japanese meal.
Japanese BBQ! You can find this everywhere, but we went to Yakinikugenzan near Musashi Koyama. If you can find Japanese wagyu beef, definitely recommend giving that a try as well. We’ve had some of the most delicious, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth beef in Tokyo.
I’m a sucker for sukiyaki, having tried it only once before the last time we were in Japan. The sweet and salty broth paired with the fine selection of thinly sliced meats is just a win-win in my eyes.
Ramen, of course! We stopped by Tenkaippin for some plain, delicious, comforting ramen. The side dishes were delish as well.
A staple Japanese dish, curry rice is a must! You can find this delicious “fast food” pretty much at any corner. We visited a little hole-in-the-wall in Kabukicho for our curry rice dishes paired with salad and miso soup.
There are probably countless more food items from japan that I could name… can’t wait until the next time I’m back in this gorgeous and unique city.