Light bites of every flavor in Tokyo

| Aug 15, 2013

Light bites of every flavor in Tokyo

Tokyo has seen more and more restaurants recently open with the express purpose of offering casual, light bites, rather than elaborate full-course meals. Close to home is fine, as long as we can nibble and graze, ordering a dish or two at a time, ...

Chocolate gelato at its most intense

| Aug 1, 2013

Chocolate gelato at its most intense

Who eats chocolate in summer? Very few people who I know. It’s not just that chocolate bars melt in seconds: The taste can seem too heavy and the texture too cloying. It simply doesn’t seem to suit Japan’s muggy heat. But there’s one exception ...

Takemura: as traditional as it gets

| Jul 4, 2013

Takemura: as traditional as it gets

Sweetshops don’t get much more traditional than Takemura; inside and out it is a classic. Founded in 1930, this handsome two-story wooden building has stood untouched in the backstreets of Kanda-Sudacho, with its stone lantern, shrubs, the little palisade of bamboo and verge of ...