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Restaurants in Japan: Bistro Cocotte in Kawasaki

Restaurants in Japan: Bistro Cocotte in Kawasaki

Restaurants in Japan: Bistro Cocotte in Kawasaki

Dear readers, long time no see. Life has been busy but I’m back! I update my Instagram account daily so check me out at @rhythmjapan! After a long break, we are back with some interesting restaurant reviews and food festival reports! Today, let’s talk about restaurants here in Japan. I’m not talking just about Japanese cuisine, but also international cuisine prepared by world-renowned and celebrity Japanese chefs. I have visited Kawasaki’s casual French cuisine and wine specialty restaurant “Bistro Cocotte”, run by celebrity chef Hideaki Okada. So let’s find out a bit about Chef Okada! Chef: Hideaki Okada Born on June 23rd, 1970 in Okayama, Osaka. Started studying karate and


Tokyo Station Ramen Street

So… Let’s talk about food ramen! We are back at JR Tokyo Station to explore the highly-praised Ramen Street! So pretty much it’s a section of Tokyo Station which features different types of ramen from all over Japan! Though there is no English Guide Map to locating the street, it’s very easy to find! Take Yaesu Central Exit Walk straight till you see the stairs going down to “First Avenue Tokyo Station” Take the stairs down and turn right Follow the signs And there we are! Ramen street features ramen from different parts of Japan and you can choose the one you like from the menu/map located by the entrance!


Summer Products of Japan

Though summers are usually all about fun, vacations and hanging out with friends, we gotta be aware of the impending heat that comes along with the season of“fun in the sun”! The summers in Japan are pretty brutal, ruled by high humidity and heat, especially in Tokyo. However, have no fear because Japan has some awesome products to help you deal with the heat! I would like to introduce some of those products to you!   I, myself being from South Florida, do understand what real heat and UV damage is all about, so I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered all the amazing summer products that Japan has to


Exploring Japan: FUJI-Q HIGHLAND

The summer is finally here! The season of fun in the sun, at the beach, in the mountains, at the theme parks, beneath the night skies lit up by fireworks and pretty much anything and everything that Japan has to offer. This summer we decided to start out with the theme parks! Due to the high popularity of the large theme parks like Universal Studios and Disney Land, the local parks are often forgotten or even unknown to many visitors of Japan. We thought it would be great to introduce you to some of the local theme parks of Japan, starting with Fuji Q Highland, located at the famous Japanese


Tokyo Train Station Ekiben

What is ekiben? Ekiben comes from two Japanese words “eki” which means “train station” and “bentou” which means “boxed lunch”. Ekiben is an essential item during travel by bullet trains in Japan. They were born in the late 1800s when the first slow coal-powered trains started running in Japan, taking hours to reach their destinations and their restaurant carts being too expensive for common folk to afford. At first ekiben consisted of the simple two sesame rice balls meal but eventually the shops selling ekibens opened at the train stations providing a wider variety of lunches. Of course now, there are thousands of types of ekibens to choose from and