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Eat it to believe it: Vegan haute cuisine at EdiTion Koji Shimomura

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If you have a VIP client in town who happens to be a strict vegan and you need to organize an upscale dinner for her, what would you do? Or say you want to impress a vegan friend with an amazing fancy dinner, where to go? Chances are, you’d be… Read

HOTEL NEWS

Park Hyatt Tokyo offering a sweet Christmas

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Park Hyatt Tokyo has unveiled its selection of stylish Christmas cakes and desserts as well as special Christmas dinners at New York Grill, Girandole, Kozue and The Peak Lounge. ■ Pastry Boutique: Christmas Cakes ◆ Bûche Monaco (photo above) 4,500 yen (16cm×8cm) Manjari dark chocolate Champagne mousse surrounds a center… Read

Food

Healthy lunch ideas for each day of the week

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When I shared my last Savvy Tokyo article “Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Each Day of The Week” on my Facebook page, someone commented: “thankkkk you for this! now can you make one for me for lunch and dinner too???” Of course, I say, this is what I’m here for, so… Read

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Italian deli meats PDO and PGI
 take aim at Japanese market

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The first activities of the new three-year project "Arigat-EU, the authentic deli meat from Europe" have begun, combining three consortia for the protection of DPO and PGI deli meats, co-funded by the European Union and aimed at the Japanese market. The campaign involves the promotion of these Italian delicatessen excellences,… Read

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Sushi restaurant offers traditional Japanese meal of cheap chicken and whiskey

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The kaitenzushi (conveyor belt sushi) business is a fierce one with chains unleashing gimmicks left and right to compete. Kappa Sushi is one such competitor having set up daring promotions such as the Sushi Cake, All-You-Can-Eat Sushi, and rock-bottom 50 yen sushi. Kappa Sushi is now selling highballs of whiskey and soda for just 100… Read

HOTEL NEWS

'Alice for Christmas - The World of Magic': Afternoon tea at Hilton Tokyo

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The Hilton Tokyo is offering a dazzling afternoon tea dessert buffet from now until Christmas. Enjoy a selection of 30 sweet & savory dishes in the Marble Lounge until Dec 25. Titled “Alice for Christmas - The World of Magic,” the entire lobby will be lit up with white, gold,… Read

HOTEL NEWS

Grand Hyatt Tokyo unveils Christmas, New Year menus

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Grand Hyatt Tokyo is pleased to present its new holiday and New Year menus that highlight the flavors of the season. Guests will find no better way to spend the festive season than with family and friends while enjoying Grand Hyatt Tokyo's ambience and hospitality, enhanced by the Christmas illuminations… Read

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Should you dip your egg sushi in soy sauce before you eat it? Survey asks Japanese diners

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Sushi connoisseurs will tell you that a dab of soy sauce provides the perfect finishing touch to a morsel of Japan’s most iconic culinary specialty. Adding just a bit of the salty, savory condiment takes any remaining fishy edge off a slice of seafood, providing a balance and clean finish that thrills the… Read

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KFC Japan’s version of Double Down returns

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When Kentucky Fried Chicken introduced Double Down, a wicked burger that replaces buns with fillets of fried chicken, Japan went on the offense and stuffed rice in there for an extra twist. Now, the original is back yet again in Japan as The Double (520 yen). It features sliced cheddar cheese, roasted bacon,… Read

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We try the 'Ramen Roll' sandwich, because why not have a bowl of ramen on a hot dog bun?

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Japanese chefs are masters of culinary sampling, and it can be said that in no category can you find quite as much variety as in the sandwich. Between matcha green tea tuna sandwiches, breakfast donut sandwiches, and bento box sandwiches, the level of inventiveness that sandwich makers have in Japan may be unparalleled throughout… Read

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