Negotiation, toddler style

Negotiation, toddler style

Lately we’ve come to realise that it’s possible to use logic with Katy. These are some tactics that have worked so far. 1. Closed choices “Do you want to go to the playground or eat blueberries?” This one had the…

Tokyo, Ginza: Tempura at Tenichi 天一

Tokyo, Ginza: Tempura at Tenichi 天一

Fact #1: Deep-fried food is wonderful when done right. Fact #2: Where food is concerned, the Japanese ALWAYS do it right. And then some. Our tempura meal at Tenichi was something of a life-changing experience, not least because I’d previously…

Tokyo: Gyutan (beef tongue) at 仙台辺見

Tokyo: Gyutan (beef tongue) at 仙台辺見

Does anyone else remember the mentions of “cold tinned tongue” from the picnic descriptions in Enid Blyton’s school stories or Famous Five books? As a child, that particular picnic food always gave me pause. Everything else sounded so delicious (peaches in syrup! lemonade!…

Tokyo, Ginza: Shabusen

Tokyo, Ginza: Shabusen

Let’s just get this picture out of the way early: Shabusen is a pretty popular shabu-shabu place inside the Ginza Core building. So popular that it has one outlet on the 2nd floor and one in Basement 2. We’ve always…

Tokyo, Omotesando: 丸角

Tokyo, Omotesando: 丸角

Just a quick observation about the random lunch we ate in Omotesando. We stopped at the Gyre building which is known for its famous tenants like the MoMA Store and Ukai-Tei, a high-end restaurant. The place we picked was called 丸角,…