Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Matcha green tea layer cake with mascarpone cream

Matcha green tea layer cake with mascarpone cream

This post was written in collaboration with Kitchenaid One of the things we loved most about Japan was the matcha flavoured… well, everything. From chocolate and desserts to noodles and coffee, there’s nothing the Japanese can’t turn that pretty shade of matcha green. Indeed, so ubiquitous was the verdant powder that we formed a little […] Read more…

deadly dragon roll made with the ingredients of a Naked Sushi Kit

Sushi secrets: The deadly dragon roll

At Casa Eats World, sushi is like oxygen. It is something we simply can’t live without and is inhaled by Raffles and Sugarpuff almost as frequently as air. Especially since our return from Japan. Their indefatigable fixation for the deceptively simple snack of rice, fish, vegetables and seaweed, means we’ve attempted making it at home […] Read more…

A furo soaking tub at Aman Tokyo

The A-List: Aman Tokyo with kids

Raffles and Sugarpuff love a hotel stay, but not for the cool kids clubs, fun family activities and customised kids menus in their restaurants. In fact, it’s in spite of them. I just can’t seem to sell the idea on them… they’d much rather share the same experiences as us. And that’s ok with me. […] Read more…

The 10,000 vermillion gate sof Fushimi Inari in Kyoto

Fox hunting at Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari with kids

One thing you could never accuse Kyoto of is a shortage of temples and shrines. There are quite literally thousands of them. But even amongst Kyoto’s 400 individual Shinto shrines, Fushimi Inari is one of the city’s most extraordinary and unforgettable sights. And it’s not just because the sight of its 10,000 or so tightly spaced […] Read more…

Rocking their yukata in our Arashiyama ryokan

6 tips to rock a Ryokan with kids

The former imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto is a tranquil alternative to the frenetic pace and energy of Tokyo. While the sprawling metropolis does boast all the mod cons and signature flashiness that one expects from a Japanese city, Kyoto is also heaven for history nuts. Especially small samurai obsessed ones. Home to almost a quarter of […] Read more…

Japanese Macaque at Arashiyama’s Iwatayama Monkey Park

Starstruck at Arashiyama’s Iwatayama Monkey Park

It feels a little like we’ve entered a movie set. Mystically pretty mountain landscapes form a backdrop to an emerald green river, broken only by the Togetsukyo “Moon Crossing” Bridge. A timber boat punts along the river. This is Arashiyama, a zen-like tourist haven in the western outskirts of Kyoto. Ancient temples, otherworldly bamboo groves […] Read more…

Kyoto with kids - Samurai Kembu Theater

The way of the wee warrior – Kyoto with kids

Bushidō! No, it is not slang for cow poo. It is the moral code of the Samurai. You see, Japan’s samurai class wasn’t just some Tyler Durdenless Fight Club with razer-sharp Katanas. In fact, the way of the samurai was more about morality and doing the right thing than it was about biffo. Today, though Japanese ethics are […] Read more…

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