Janice Wong, Tokyo

After a 6 hour train ride from Hiroshima to Tokyo, we were tired, sweaty and feeling gross. Taking a wrong turn I spotted Janice Wong’s new dessert bar in Shinjuku – wait, what? THE Janice Wong! For those that aren’t too familiar with her, she had wo ...

Pierre Hermé, Osaka

Pierre Hermé, Osaka

Japan Recommended in Japan I Only Eat Desserts / November 18, 2012 / 4 Comments Pierre Hermé needs no introduction, having been coined the “Picasso of Pastry” (Vogue Magazine) and the “King of Modern Pâtisserie” (The Guard ...

Floresta Nature Doughnuts, Kyoto

Floresta Nature Doughnuts, Kyoto

No one can doubt that the Japanese have an eye for detail and are the Kings and Queens of all things kawaii. Floresta Nature Doughnuts have taken kawaii to the next level with their famous adorable animal doughnuts – you can find them as pigs, cats ...

Miyajima Streetfood

Miyajima Streetfood

Street food in Miyajima was amazing and it is probably one of the best street foods I’ve had for a very long time. Let me start with yakigaki which I was referring to in my last post about Kakiya. Look how big these oysters are! Loved the giant oyst ...

Kakiya, Miyajima

Kakiya, Miyajima

In Miyajima you will find the place lined with stores that sell grilled oysters where there will be more on Miyajima street food later on. Today’s post will be on Kakiya where I also found from reading Not Quite Nigella’s Hiroshima post. Funnily I at ...

Ichiran, Kyoto

Ichiran, Kyoto

Although Ichiran is a really big franchise where the lines out the door were filled with tourists, I’ve seen too many posts about it and I was intrigued (especially for the super hermit in me). This is one for the loners – the ones that just want to ...

Sweets Paradise, Osaka

Sweets Paradise, Osaka

Wow I’ve actually been in Japan for 1 month, time passes unbelievably fast. It has been such an amazing experience – making friends from all around the world, travelling and exploring Japan and of course the food. I wanted my first post on Japan to ...

Rikuro Ojisan, Osaka

Rikuro Ojisan, Osaka

Rikuro Ojisan is a store that sells Japanese cheesecakes in Osaka and Kobe. If you ever walk past it, it is always crowded with a massive ass line. You know it is the best when you see Japanese people wait ages for their cakes – just follow the local ...

Ladurée Cakes, Japan

Ladurée Cakes, Japan

The more I think about it, the more I know I was definitely in the wrong country for desserts. If you haven’t noticed a pattern already, the desserts I ate were usually French (don’t cry Japan, I still love you). La Fraise looks so cute with it’s str ...

Japanese Kit Kats

Japanese Kit Kats

Japan Recommended in Japan I Only Eat Desserts / June 4, 2013 / 9 Comments In Australia we’ve only seen chocolate, white chocolate, caramel and cookies and creme kit kats. That’s not how Japan rolls – with more than 200 fl ...

Japanese Baked Kit Kats (Pudding Flavour)

Japanese Baked Kit Kats (Pudding Flavour)

Finally, my precious, this is in my hands. As the release of these bakeable kit kats went viral on the internet it left me in a pool of my own tears as I didn’t think it would make it to Australia. If you didn’t already know I have a bit of a kit kat ...

Japanese Kitkats [Part 2]

Japanese Kitkats [Part 2]

Japan Recommended in Japan Travel Japan I Only Eat Desserts / July 6, 2013 / 13 Comments Welcome again dear readers to part 2 of my kit kats obsession – this post is more on flavours that I had randomly stumbled upon in co ...

Japanese Kit Kat Boutique

Japanese Kit Kat Boutique

If you didn’t realise already I have an unhealthy obsession in collecting Japanese Kit Kats where I’ve tasted all the Japanese regional kit kat flavors, some seasonal kit kat flavors and the baked kit kats. The one thing I haven’t tried is the premiu ...

Jean-Paul Hevin, Osaka

Jean-Paul Hevin, Osaka

Japan Recommended in Japan I Only Eat Desserts / April 24, 2013 / 0 Comments Jean-Paul Hevin has been regarded as one of the best chocolatier in the world and his were the very first macarons I had ever tasted. I took the ...

Pierre Hermé [Round 2], Osaka

Pierre Hermé [Round 2], Osaka

Japan Recommended in Japan I Only Eat Desserts / January 16, 2013 / 2 Comments Pierre Hermé will suck all the money I have. Simple is not in Pierre Hermé’s vocabulary. You bite through the thin crisp of the chocolate almo ...

Japanese Fast Food Chain Stores

Japanese Fast Food Chain Stores

At most tourist destinations a lot of restaurants end up being tourist traps with jacked up prices for an average/below-average meal. In these scenarios I found it was better to go to chain stores which were at least consistent and tasty – you know w ...

Ladurée, Osaka

Ladurée, Osaka

Japan Recommended in Japan I Only Eat Desserts / November 4, 2012 / 2 Comments Ladurée was established in 1862 in Paris by Pierre Desfontanies. It is famed for being the inventor of the double-decker macaron and one of the ...

Dalloyau, Osaka

Dalloyau, Osaka

Japan I Only Eat Desserts / December 17, 2012 / 6 Comments Dalloyau dates back to 1682 where they had worked within the Versailles court as well as inventing the famous opera cake. With such a reputation as theirs and also ...

Daruma (だるま, Osaka

Daruma (だるま, Osaka

There is no plan when we eat in Japan, we just walk around and try and find a restaurant that can house a group of poor uni students. One place we stumbled upon in Namba was だるま (Daruma) which sold kushikatsu, a famous fast food of Shinsekai. Kushi ...

Best meals in Osaka? On the road to Kansai University!

Best meals in Osaka? On the road to Kansai University!

Googling for good food in Japan is extremely hard – firstly tripadvisor and travel bloggers recommend expensive tourist traps and secondly Japanese food blogs, well, are in Japanese. The best restaurants are not in the popular tourist places but rath ...