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Ice Cream

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on July 2010 To celebrate the first anniversary of its La Maison Ginza shop (5-17-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku; www.haagen-dazs.co.jp/maison), Häagen-Dazs has created a variety of sumptuous ice cream treats. The mango, cream and pineapple mille-feuille (¥1,350; pictured)…

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Kappo R

Elegant dining—and excellent value—enliven this Ebisu restaurant

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Sushi

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on July 2010 The Dai-ichi Hotel (1-2-6 Shimbashi, Minato-ku; www.daiichihotel-tokyo.com) is helping diners endure the stifling heat with some cool summer sushi deals. The Matsuri Bara-Chirashi (pictured) is a kaiseki-inspired set featuring a sushi rice bowl,…

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Tasting

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on July 2010 Looking to develop your nose for nihonshu? Each year, the Nippon Ginjoshu Kyokai (which translates, charmingly, as Japan Choice Brewing Association) holds a tasting event in Tokyo to showcase artisanal sake from around…

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Famiresu corner

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on July 2010 From South African curry to Hamburg steak, Tokyo’s family restaurants are going international this summer. Popular off-price chain Gusto (www.skylark.co.jp/gusto) has unveiled a pair of new dishes for the season: Japanese-style hamburger with…

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Catering

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on July 2010 Tokyo-based Thilak Catering (http://thilakcatering.com) is known for a lot more than just food. Sure, the cooking is impressive—the head chef has 25 years’ experience at leading international hotels and embassies. Thilak’s wide-ranging menus,…

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Guidebook

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on July 2010 Life must be tougher than we’d thought for Tokyo’s dwindling population of wheezers. We’re not sure how else to explain the need for Tokyo no Kin’en Dekiru Resutoran, a new guidebook of restaurants…

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