Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Gotokuji, The Waving Cat Temple in Tokyo

Gotokuji: The Lucky Cat Temple in Tokyo

From Sanrio’s sassy Hello Kitty to ancient Edo cat literature and cat art, cat cafés, cat islands and even an unofficial cat holiday – Nyan Nyan Nyan Day – held each year on February 22, you could be forgiven for thinking that Japan is utterly smitten with kittens. So, it turns out, are Raffles and […] Read more…

Ichiran Nakano. Tokyo's tasty inside secrets and local eats - Inside Japan Tours

Tokyo’s tasty local eats and inside secrets

Safe, clean and unapologetically oddball, Tokyo is a city where ancient shrines sit small but proud under the shadow of towering neon skyscrapers, and tranquil gardens share the same address as crowded and crazy shopping strips. Add a hefty scoop of samurais, ninjas and sumo wrestlers, a sprinkle of Hello Kitty and a pinch of […] Read more…

Hokkaido Soup Curry Recipe

The best Hokkaido Soup Curry Recipe

Everyone knows that Hokkaido is home to some of Japan’s best sushi and seafood, and given it is just a hop, skip and a halfpipe away from snowy Siberia, some of the country’s best skiing. But what they might not know is that the island, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, is also the home […] Read more…

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…

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Hi, I’m Aleney and I am not a boy, but the little dude next to me is! I’m a besotted mother, award-winning travel writer, magazine editor and gallivanting glutton. He’s Raffles, and all-singing, all-dancing, all-cooking, all-adventurous eco-warrior. Along with his intrepid sister, Sugarpuff, we’re exploring the world’s colour, culture and cuisine on a food safari junior style.

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