Tokyo Food Page


Review by Debbie Mazo

Many visitors to Japan have already sampled the pleasures of raw fish or batter-fried tempura. But few first-time visitors are prepared for the variety and richness of food as it's traditionally prepared. The diversity of ingredients, the attention to beauty in dishes and arrangement, the great care taken in seasoning all make Japanese food one of the top cuisine in the world today.

The Tokyo Food Page is a complete guide to Japanese cuisine and eating in Tokyo with recipes, articles on Japanese cooking, restaurant listings, culinary travel tips, and more. Maintained by Robb Satterwhite, the Tokyo Food Page offers an informative and fun introduction to the cuisine of Japan.

If you're looking for adventure, the Culinary Explorer introduces you to some unique food-related travel destinations and culinary hot spots. Take a virtual visit to the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum, an entire museum devoted to the Chinese noodle with instant ramen packets from around the world adorning its walls. Or travel to the Katsunuma Wine Cave, north of Mount Fuji, where you can taste as much wine as you care to sample from more than 150 different brands. I

f you want to truly experience Sushi, check out the Sushi multimedia page for audio clips of the sounds of a typical Japanese meal. There's also Sushi color swatches with your favorite sushi varieties to help you coordinate your surroundings. Japan is famous for extravagant, expensive, and exotic dishes.

In Japanese Specialty Cuisines you'll find articles introducing Japan's favorite specialty cuisine, along with the restaurants that serve them. If you're brave, try the unagi or eel, a delicacy in Japan which is popular not only for its flavor but also for its stamina-giving properties. To help you figure out what you're eating, this section also includes a Japanese sushi vocabulary along with a Japanese pronunciation guide. For home-style Japanese recipes, check out the Japanese Recipe Collection for traditional favorites such as miso soup and marinated chicken wings.

Looking for a place to eat? Eating and Drinking in Tokyo covers more than 500 Tokyo-area restaurants, organized by cuisine and neighborhood. This month's selection covers the neighborhoods of Yotsuya, Akebonobashi, and Kojimachi.

You can also find the latest edition of Brews News here which provides the most up-to-date Tokyo beer news, as well as the Tokyo food bulletins which describe the most current food news about Tokyo dining establishments. The Tokyo Food Page definitely proves that the Japanese take eating very seriously, so don't forget to bring your chopsticks.

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She currently specializes in technical and marketing materials, but is also pursuing opportunities in food journalism.


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