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  • tokyo eats :: tempura at funabashiya

    On my last day in Tokyo, my dad took us out for a wonderful lunch – one that we had saved for that day, knowing that enough time had passed since the New Year that there was fresh fish a-plenty in restaurants again. It was also somewhat celebratory, as my sister and I had performed the night before and it was our first (and final, for a while at least) day of all play and no work!

    If you love tempura (who doesn’t?!), there is simply nothing that compares to the experience of sitting at a counter and having the chefs fry whatever you fancy, right in front of your eyes. The fish and seafood are alive until the second they get fried, in the lightest batter you can imagine, and there is no greasiness or heaviness as they give you your order of choice, as fresh as can be. 

    / February 8, 2016
  • a japanese new year

    After a little delay, I’m back on the blogging bandwagon and ready to roll out some overdue posts (I think I still have some NYC ones to do… oops), as well as documenting my trip over the New Year to Japan before it becomes too redundant!

    It was my first visit back in three years, so it felt a little strange at first when I landed in Tokyo on the 30th (the sunset below was a lovely welcome), but then the two weeks that followed went by in a flash and I had a great time. 

    First things first – the day after I arrived, we took the bullet train to Osaka, to spend the New Year with our grandma. I’m not sure what was the highlight of the train ride, between the delicious “eki-ben” (endless bento options!) or the view of Mount Fuji we caught through the window.

    / January 18, 2016