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Cakes and Christmas dinner at Park Hyatt Tokyo

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Park Hyatt Tokyo is offering a selection of Christmas cakes and desserts as well as special Christmas dinners at New York Grill, Girandole, Kozue and The Peak Lounge. ■ Pastry Boutique: Christmas Cakes ◆ Rouge 5,300 yen (16 cm) Coated with strawberry glaҫage and layered with amaou strawberry, peach mousse… Read

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Modish yet authentic Mamma Mia Italian fare at Pigneto at Four Seasons Otemachi

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Trendy, chic, classy…some may say these words are cliche, but they best describe the new Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi. The stylish property opened inside Otemachi One Tower in September in the midst of a hotel bubble in Tokyo. With the lobby on the 39th floor, about 200 meters… Read

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Mos Burger’s new luxury burger contains 0.18% alcohol

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There are a lot of burger joints in Japan, but home-grown fast food chain Mos Burger is always one of our firm favorites. We love the fact that they source fresh ingredients from local farmers, and we’re continually impressed by their special range of “Tobikiri” (“extraordinary”) burgers, which contain oversized patties made with a… Read

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This delicious pudding made solely with persimmons and milk is trending in Japan

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Autumn is the season for persimmons in Japan. When properly ripened (but not too ripe), you can enjoy them as they are, diced and mixed into salads, or even sliced and baked with cheese. Although they may be harder to find in some countries, either the Fuyu or the Hachiya… Read

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Starbucks Japan tells us what we’re getting for Christmas: matcha green tea brownie Frappuccinos

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Japan doesn’t have any major November holidays, so soon after Halloween ends, Christmas decorations and yuletide treats start showing up. For example, Starbucks Japan brought out its Christmas-themed Berry x Berry Frappuccino on Nov 1, so early that the limited-time drink will be gone from the menu by the time we get to December.… Read

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Challenge yourself at this all-you-can-eat-and-drink ‘infinite dumplings festival’

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Take part in this ‘infinite dumplings festival’ and see how many gyoza you can handle for the low price of just 2,200 yen. Experience the ultimate umami explosion with unlimited cooked dumplings, and more than 50 kinds of drinks to sample over the space of 2 hours. The menu offers… Read

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'English nouveau': a young red to rival Beaujolais

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In years gone by, British wine merchants would race to secure Beaujolais Nouveau for their stocks. But now the UK's first young red is being made near the English border with Wales. "It's not a wine to be taken too seriously, it's a fun drink, taking on the spirit of… Read

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Are 'yakiimo' poised to become the next trendy food?

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The arrival of colder weather in Japan is typically accompanied by the froggy voice of yakiimo (roast yam or sweet potato) peddlers, hawking their wares on street corners from pushcarts and small trucks. Connoisseurs of this tasty, inexpensive and healthy snack, prized for its warming and tummy-filling properties -- albeit… Read

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Park Hyatt Tokyo brings MSC certified sustainable bluefin tuna to its menus

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Park Hyatt Tokyo has taken another step in the direction of sustainability, after its partner and supplier, Usufuku Honten, received the world's first MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certification for their longline bluefin tuna fishery. In August of this year, Usufuku Honten became the first company to receive MSC Certification for… Read

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Swiss cheesed off over COVID threat to fondue conviviality

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As Switzerland contends with one of the worst coronavirus surges in Europe, the Swiss are gripped by one melting-hot question: is it still safe to share a fondue? The beloved Swiss national dish consists of cheese melted down with white wine in a "caquelon" pot heated by an open flame.… Read

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