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Japanese Language for Japanese Food

I’d like to share a truly useful resource for acquiring Japanese. This comes dangerously close to crossing over from my role as food and sake otaku to my day job of language otaku, but here goes anyway. Smart.fm is a website for learning, especially for learning language. That sounds very simple, but the tools they provide are based on sound cognitive science research and work well. If you want to learn more about how Smart.fm works, please watch this short video, or just take my word for it that the system works and read on to the good stuff-food.

Tsukiji jogai events

Tsukji shows two faces to the world. First is jonai, the giant, enclosed wholesale fish and vegetable market area–this is what most people think of as Tsukiji. But, there is also jogai, this includes all of the shops and restaurants running down the streets adjoining the regular wholesale market. It is easy to focus on […]

Rules of Tsukiji Fish Market

For a while, our site has been focusing on sake and has not lived up to our “Tokyofoodcast” name or our dorky phrase “Et-chan and Te-chan eat Tokyo” you find under the title. For the last 8 months, I have been thinking about blogging about food here in Japan, especially fish and regional food I […]

Roppongi: Tokyo Halal Foods–Halal, Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, and African Foods

Tokyo Halal Foods Address:#101 President Roppongi Bldg. 3-2-16 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo Description: International Halal Food TEL: 03-3470-3484 Hours: 10:00 am -10:00 pm map Located next to Roppongi Hills, between Iranian Restaurant Aladdin and AM/PM, Tokyo Halal Foods offers a wide range of foods. The shop has been at this location for two years, but I […]

Yokohama: Teheran Shop – International Halal Food

Teheran Shop Address:KY Bldg. 5F, 1-38-15 Hiranuma, Nishi Ku, Yokohama description:International Halal Food TEL: 045-321-6930 Hours: 13:00-23:00 map in Japanese I was looking for tahini and rose water after a Lebanese cooking class and someone mentioned that this shop has basic stuff for Middle Eastern food. Located about 10 minutes from Yokohama Station East Exit, […]

Okubo: Asian Super Store Thai Grocery

Asian Super Store Address:Kontowaru-Shinjuku BLD Room No.212 1-1-11 Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo description:Thai Food Store TEL: (03)3208-9199 Hours: 9:00 am -5:00 pm map Small, but good for Thai vegetables, fruits and Thai food in general. I stopped by a couple times to buy lemongrass, Thai basil, shrimp paste, curry paste, and other mixes. I have not tried […]

Gotanda: Mundo Latino—South American Food Store

Mundo Latino Address:Ochiai Bld. 3F 1-12-12 Higashi Gotanda, Shinagawa, Tokyo description:Latain American Food and Latin Music Store TEL: 03-6408-0748 Hours: abierto todos los dias 10:00 -19:00 map Good Latin American Food store in Gotanda. Although, the store is small, they cover many products and countries. All their products can be purchased online or by phone. […]

Seijo Ishii

As mentioned in Te-chan’s entry, Sejio Ishii is a good grocery store to buy imported foods, cheese, wine and liquor. These stores are usually small, but if you are looking for cereals or cheese and crackers, this is a reasonably priced & convenient store. Also, SI has a good basic sake selection. Shinagawa and Ebisu […]

General: Hanamasa—Wholesale supermarket

A cheap all-you-can-eat restaurant and inexpensive grocery store for meat .

Okubo: Kankoku Hiroba-Korean Supermarket

One of the largest Korean supermarkets in Tokyo

Sake Tourism

Sake World Sake Brewery Tours

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