3 Eateries to Vist in Tokyo
Is there a better time than the last few days of a year to introduce more distractions to abandon our heartless diets and eating guilts? As you may already know from my snapchat (yang.tiffany), I eat a lot of Japanese food, so you can imagine how excited I was to actually get to taste the authentic dishes. Here are my three favourite eateries from Tokyo.
1. Botan 鳥すきやき ぼたん
You guys have to come here for an authentic sukiyaki experience. One of my new discoveries in Tokyo, the restaurant is located in Awajicho, and the entire place has a very traditional and cultural ambiance. The menu is short and simple, but it's definitely enough to fill you up (I was so full that I can barely walk properly afterwards...). One of the coolest thing is that Botan has been around for more than a hundred years, and trust me, after one night, you can absolutely tell why!
這家壽喜燒應該是我目前在東京吃過最傳統也最特別的了！有別於一般常見的牛肉，這家用的全是雞肉料理，配上豆腐、蔥和蒟蒻，簡單質樸的選擇，卻是最單純的美味。鳥すきやき ぼたん 本身就著超過一百年的歷史，而且建築本身還是大戰難得留下來的老式日本建築，不管是氛圍還是料理都是非常的古色古香。吃到最後，店家還會幫你用剩下的料加一碗飯，做成像是親子丼一樣，也是很好吃喔！
I tend to avoid chain restaurants when I'm travelling, however, Douraku is one of those amazing ones that you just cannot resist. This is probably my most visited dining places in Tokyo (though the brand originated in Osaka). Known for its specialty with crab, with their set menus, you get to try different crabs in different ways. My personal favourite are the grilled crabs, its so fresh and juicy! Best place for all you seafood lovers out there!
Gonpachi to me, is more of a restaurant I go for the interior & atmosphere. The food here is modern Izakaya with a bit of western twist. I highly recommend the skewers, and don't miss out the soba noodles as this is also one of their strength. The food is good, though I have to admit, it is not as great as the others. I'd say Gonpachi is the perfect place to catch up with friends and celebrate something with your significant other. On a side note, if you're a movie fan, you might recognise this place as the setting of Kill Bill, which is kind of cool!
Address: 1 Chome-13-11 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo // 東京都港区西麻布1-13-11 1F （六本木站）
There you have it, 3 restaurants to visit in Tokyo! Let me know if any of you had already tried these places, or even better, write down your other suggestions below, I'll be adding them to my next Tokyo trip!