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AMERICAN CUISINE

Mustard can be found up and down Japan-based cuisines, but it's rarely a component in American macaroni and cheese.
LIFE / Food & Drink / The Recipe Box
May 5, 2024
Recipe: Mac ‘n’ spicy cheese
This recipe raises the stakes of the American classic of macaroni and cheese with Japanese mustard.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
May 13, 2016
Why is Tokyo starting to taste like Portland?
Walking into PDX Taproom, a bar in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward, is like wandering into a condensed, alternate version of Portland, Oregon. Everything from the folk-pop hits playing in the background to the craft beers on tap hail from the Pacific Northwest metropolis.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / OSAKA RESTAURANTS
Jul 22, 2014
Berry's Cafe: Burgers so good you can forgive the decor
Osaka's Minami-Ibaraki is noteworthy for (at least) two things: a vertiginous lattice of train tracks and elevated highways topped by a monorail, and "Until Sun Child Rises," a giant statue of a yellow anime-like astronaut boy that stands outside the train station. To this list, add Berry's Cafe, which...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Jul 15, 2014
Sakana no Nakasei: One of three great Tokyo restaurants for aged beef
Tokyo's taste for high-end meat is maturing fast. For the cognoscenti, breed, provenance and fat content have long been critical. Now add one more key factor: aging. That's the focus at several new venues.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Jul 8, 2014
Maple syrup goes with anything — even fried chicken
The staff at Soul Snacks in Ginza will politely recommend that you move the tiny chicken drumsticks out of the way before you cover your waffle with syrup and butter, but disregard that. As awful as it sounds, the chicken tastes best doused with sweet maple syrup. That combined with the thin waffle that...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Jul 1, 2014
Jean-Georges Tokyo: New York super-chef adds Japan to his list of global outlets
France-born, New York-based super-chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has some two dozen restaurants, spread over six countries on three continents. Now he's added Japan to that impressive list.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Jun 24, 2014
Cupcakes and other treats make Magnolia Bakery worth lining up for
The newly opened Omotesando branch of New York's Magnolia Bakery sells fresh cupcakes topped with a generous dollop of sweet buttercream frosting — a welcome reward after the long, long lines. The mini key lime cheesecake (¥880), baked with a graham cracker crust, and the chain's popular banana...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / OSAKA RESTAURANTS
Jun 24, 2014
City Bakery: A taste of New York at Grand Front Osaka, but only just
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 13, 2014
Guide to Tokyo burgers returns with a new edition
When it comes to Tokyo food trends, four years is almost a lifetime. Back in 2010, when Yoshihide Matsubara wrote "The Burger Map," the definitive guide to burgers in the capital area, hamburgers were still generating a fair amount of buzz. Then came pancakes and then, in an unlikely 180-degree twist,...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Jun 3, 2014
Patinastella: French cuisine by way of California in Shibuya
From the hubbub of central Shibuya, the walk to Patinastella takes only five minutes, but it feels like jumping several time zones. This spacious, glass-enclosed dining room could have been beamed from an affluent neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 29, 2014
Shooters Sports Bar and Grill: A taste of America in Nagoya
Having first opened its doors in 1997, Shooters is the longest running and most successful international restaurant in Nagoya. But it is not only its longevity that makes this a great place to hang out: It also boasts friendly staff, a well-stocked bar and generous portions of Americana cuisine.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / NAGOYA RESTAURANTS
Apr 29, 2014
The Corner: Great burgers at any angle
The Corner is a tiny little nook of a place that has been running since 2011 and (although this may be contested by some) serves the best burger in town. A "New York-style bar," The Corner is keen to put the gourmet into burger making, as every patty is handmade and every bun spread with a unique secret...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 25, 2014
Bill Granger's reciprocal love affair with Tokyo eating
Over the past few years, several American-style pancake joints — Eggs n' Things and Cafe Kaila, for example — have washed up on Tokyo's shores. Now, the tide is going the other direction.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Mar 25, 2014
Scoop up a Ben & Jerry's at Kanto supermarkets
No more waiting in long lines at the Ben & Jerry's shops in Tokyo this summer — six flavors of the ice cream can now be found in branches of upscale supermarkets such as Seijo Ishii and Nissin World Delicatessen, some branches of Tsutaya and so on. You can try the popular Cherry Garcia or satisfy...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Feb 4, 2014
Butcher Brothers: Quality meat dishes that won't break the bank
Rib steak, bangers and mash, lamb chops, simmered tripe: At Butcher Brothers, meat is much more than just an option; it's the main event, the reason you're there. And with a name like that, what else would you expect?
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Jan 7, 2014
Hagi: Real-deal burgers from 1970
There can be no doubting that Snow White's beauty derived in part from the Seven Dwarfs' lack of it. But what they lacked in looks, they made up for in charm. This is how you should approach Hagi, a cafe of considerable charm and irretrievable beauty. Located beside a storm drain in a drab neighborhood...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Oct 31, 2013
Smokehouse: Harajuku lures foodies to the smoked BBQ pit
Low and slow: The much-loved mantra of American barbecue culture is more than just a slogan. It's an attitude, a badge of pride in a way of cooking and eating that's still little known to people here in Japan. If Smokehouse has anything to do with it, that situation looks set to change in a big way.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / A TASTE OF HOME
Oct 17, 2013
Where's a New Yorker to find a decent slice in Tokyo?
I heard a rumor that there was a New York-style pizza shop in Tokyo Station that was importing water from New York City. That's how hard they were trying to make their pizza taste authentic. This was exciting news: New York-style pizza, served by the slice with long trails of gooey mozzarella (and maybe...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / A TASTE OF HOME
May 17, 2013
Where to find brunch in Tokyo, and just the way you like it
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