Sunday, 23 December 2007
Sunday, 16 December 2007
Update: I have now tried Le Petit Bedon for dinner. My dining partner and I took the 12,000 yen tasting menu and wow! The dinner comprised of an amuse gueule of a baby tomato in jelly, a "pyramid" of scallop with wasabi ice cream, sauted foie gras with herbs and baked apple, a scampi and pistou pie with crustacean sauce, sea bream with a light yuzu sauce, slow cooked beef cheek, cheeses and a fondant chocolat to finish. Everything was amazing, and I was so full by the end of the meal my tummy hurt! I walked all the way home to my place near Hiroo to ease the guilt. I highly recommend this place. The service is formal but not stuck up, the food is excellent and the prices are at least about 30% lower than what you would expect to pay at one of the better known and fancier establishments in Tokyo.
Saturday, 15 December 2007
Sunday, 9 December 2007
Saturday, 8 December 2007
Thursday, 6 December 2007
Sunday, 2 December 2007
Thursday, 29 November 2007
Sunday, 25 November 2007
Sunday, 18 November 2007
Sunday, 11 November 2007
A Tes Souhaits is a charming little French restaurant tucked in the backstreets of Aoyama/ Shibuya not far from Aoyama Dori. It looks just like a real little French brasserie and the food is great. I went there for lunch one Sunday and my favourite was a black pepper flavoured chocolate pudding!
This is absolutely my favourite bakery in Tokyo. The croissant aux amandes is just out of this world! They also have branches in other parts of Tokyo, see website below: http://www.maisonkayser.co.jp/
Viron is a French patisserie that also offers lunch. Just make sure that you get there well before 2pm. It's a nice place with atmosphere and the pastries that you can buy there are superb. They also have a branch in Shibuya which is a little less fancy. The Viron millers of Chartres are known for holding the trademark Retrodor baguette patent.http://www.marunouchi.com/common/COM_E/shop/detail.cgi?SH_MSH_code=3018&fn=all&pn=7&SH_MGE_code=1700
Saturday, 10 November 2007
Here's an article about Hamburger Inn:
Il Buttero is situated in a lane just off the Hiroo shopping street. It in a old house with a lovely tree outside. The food is your basic Italian and the attitude from the partially Italian staff is a bit macho, but basically it's a place for a good not too sophisticated Italian feed.
Mai Thai is my favourite Thai restaurant in Tokyo. Great Thai food similar to what one might get back home in Sydney (so I'm not sure how authentic it is but hey, it tastes great!). It's crowded so be prepared to line up some nights.
This branch of the Benitora chain situated under a non-descript office building in Marunouchi serves rich spicy northern Chinese dishes. If you're going on a Saturday you need to make sure that you get there before 2pm as they will not let you in after then. The food is great!
Wednesday, 26 September 2007
Grand Hyatt Tokyo,
Roppongi Hills, 6-10-3 Roppongi.
Wednesday, 20 June 2007
Monday, 11 June 2007
Thursday, 7 June 2007
5-2-18 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Wednesday, 6 June 2007
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Tuesday, 5 June 2007
Le Lion is a cute reproduction of a Lyonnais bouchon (featuring shop genuine shop window stickers from Lyon and French radio playing in the background) located in the back streets of Ebisu. The food and service are good, and it's a great place for brunch on Sunday. I had a lovely rillette (a spread made out of pork) on sliced baguette, followed by an excellent omelet filled with cheese, lightly curried potatoes and lardons. My only complaint is that the dollop of ketchup on the side was a bit unnecessary and detracted from the taste of the perfectly made omelet. There was plenty of bread and a carafe on hand which always adds points in my book.
1-21-16, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo