As the temperature drops in Tokyo, I find myself more in the mood for soups and stews as I steer away from anything that helps lower body temperature. Salads, raw vegetables and plain old fruit goes out the window. My body doesn't handle the cold too well and I will do anything to raise my core temperature to help myself survive the long winter.
Every year come autumn, I will make use of this time to venture out to explore the world around me. It's really one of the best times to get out and about to discover new sights, sounds and of course food! So it's not surprising that I've created three new videos during the week.
And although the videos are mostly about traveling, this blog isn't called TabiEats for nothing. There is always food and lots of it as you'll see.
Chinatown in Yokohama has always been one of my favorite places to visit when I'm in the mood for something exotic. In fact, one of my Chinese friends proclaimed this place even more Chinese than Hong Kong. Not sure what that means, but I take it as a good thing because whenever I visit, I feel transported to a different country.
My travel video of Yokohama's Chinatown includes a visit to an order-as-much-as-you-like-until-you-can't-move restaurant, where you'll see my friend and I eat until our belt buckles pop! Oh, don't worry. We also show you some culture as well including a Chinese temple and a look at Yokohama's Harbor.
After a trip to Chinatown, why not head on over to Kawagoe, to remind yourself that you're still in the land of the rising sun. Kawagoe is located less than 40 minutes by train from where I live so I tend to visit this place often, not only for its amazingly well-preserved old Edo buildings, but also for the local food they are famous for.
This trip to Kawagoe features my favorite bean shop, where I never fail to visit on any trip there. From sweet beans to savory ones ( black pepper and mayonnaise beans anyone? ) , this bean shop is a must-visit.
Angelica, a bakery famous for their curry buns and miso breads. Now, I have no idea why I haven't been there in years, but I'm glad I remembered about this place because their bread rocks! Especially their curry buns.
I really think they have the best curry buns ever. Their miso bread is unique and something I've never seen elsewhere. These are quite addicting so those on low-carb diets, you've been warned!
Here are the links to my videos.
- Yokohama Chinatown
- Kawagoe-Visiting Old Japan
- Food Review-Awesome Curry Bun and Miso Bread at Angelica
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