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This is going to be a post of a unforgettable trip I made this time last year - to Tokyo, Japan. This is probably one of the popular travel destinations on most people's lists, and so for myself. Even though I was born in Japan, with Japnese parents, I never had the chance to actually experience a Japanese lifestyle. Instead, I've been spending most of my lifetime in Hong Kong (that blog for another time). This time, I decided to fly to Tokyo with my partner. Phuong, as pure tourists. I will be updating this blog on a weekly basis to share my travel and food treasure you may want to try as well...
Our in-flight meal on JAL was a Japanese style mushroom and vegetable rice. It was alright, but the miso soup was a nice touch!
As our flight from Sydney to Tokyo (Narita) was an early morning flight with Japan Airlines, day one of our travel commenced from our night stay at Rydges Sydney Airport. I would definitely recommend this hotel for anybody who has an early morning flight out from Sydney as the hotel is located right hex to the International Terminal.
There is always that one restaurant I visit every time I return to Japan. It's a family restaurant - a term used a lot by the Japanese as a place to go for families, but actually you will find a mix of everyone. Tengu (天狗) serves all things Japanese including sushi, rice-don meals, kushiyaki (BBQ skewers) and more. It's a nostalgic moment for me as when I say every time I come back to Japan, it is literally every single visit since I was a kid.
The Maguro-don, a rice bowl full of maguro (tuna) sashimi.
Aji-no-tataki, a Horse Mackarel sashimi
The Kushiyaki can be ordered in different varieties. I had the Pork, Chicken, Chicken skin, Pork Liver. You can order them to be grilled with or without pinched salt. My favourite was the chicken skin with salt - very crunchy yet juicy.
I enjoyed my first night back in Japan with a nostalgic meal. I usually also go for the diced beef steak (in the video) and a mozzarella cheese mochi (rice cake) which they no longer have on their menu. This was the item to die for and it is a shame it's no longer available.
The store I visited was the Kanegafuchi store. However, you can find more of this restaurant chain everywhere around Tokyo. The restaurant is divided into two section. For smoking and non-smokers. But another great touch is that they have both table dining and tatami dining (Japanese tatami floor) if available. A restaurant with a huge variety of selections on their menu, from fresh to hearty.
Tengu washoku restaurant 和食れすとらん 天狗 鐘ケ淵店
Address: Japan, 〒131-0031 Tōkyō-to, Sumida-ku, Sumida, 2 Chome−1−5
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 23:30, for 365 days a year
Average spend: Lunch - 500 yen, Dinner - 2000 yen
Access: 9 minutes walk from the Kanegafuchi train station on the Tobu Skytree Line. Best to catch this train from the Asakusa station where most other attractions are located.
Born in Japan, brought up in Hong Kong and currently living in Sydney, Australia.
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