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Tonkatsu in Tokyo – Maisen & Katsukura | The Indulgent Travel Guide to Japan, Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of The Indulgent Travel Guide to Japan, which highlights my 2 week trip to Tokyo, Kyoto, & Osaka in October 2015. In this part, I’m focusing on tonkatsu, which is Japanese panko-breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet. It’s typically served with shredded cabbage and a thick, tangy tonkatsu sauce that’s similar to Worcestershire sauce. There […]

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Udon and Soba at Omen and Honke Owariya | The Indulgent Travel Guide to Japan, Part 2

This is part 2 in my Indulgent Travel Guide to Japan, which highlights my 2 week trip to Tokyo, Kyoto, & Osaka in October 2015. In part 1, I gave a recap of all the different kinds of ramen we ate during our travels. This time around, I’ll be focusing on Japan’s other noodles: udon and soba. […]

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Where to Eat Ramen in Tokyo, Kyoto, & Osaka | The Indulgent Travel Guide to Japan, Part 1

Let me just be outright in saying that I absolutely loved Japan. I take a big trip every October to celebrate my birthday (and more recently, my anniversary with the BF), which makes for a great excuse to really splurge and experience as much as possible in a given location. This year, we spent 2 weeks […]

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8 NYC Summer Activities to Enjoy through September

Labor Day is one of the saddest days of the year, the unofficial harsh reminder that life is not a beach and we can’t spend every waking minute basking in the sun. But that doesn’t mean we have to suddenly stop enjoying the 80+ degree weather before the official end of the season on September […]

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Kuma Inn Pork Adobo Buns

Why the Village Voice’s Choice Eats is worth breaking my diet

First off, disclaimer: Anyone who reads my blog obviously knows I’m never actually on a “diet” of the conventional sort. Rather, I try to balance eating healthy and working out with eating like a total pig, trying to only eat like a total pig when the food is so good, it makes those calories worth […]

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The Best Comfort Food You Can Get Delivered from Seamless in NYC

Now I don’t know about you, but when I’m hiding out from a blizzard, there’s nothing I want more than some good, warm, comfort food, preferably delivered direct to my apartment through Seamless. So since I’m working from home, I’m using my lunch break to write this short guide up and hopefully help out anyone […]

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A Super Belated NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2012 Round-Up

It’s been a while since I’ve posted in this blog, but given that Summer Restaurant Week is upon us, I only thought it would be appropriate to kick things back into gear. I began writing this post in February and had originally intended to post this entry when it was actually still, you know, winter, but […]

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Hester Street Fair is a Treasure Trove of Good Eats, Treats, and well, Treasures

It’s officially spring in New York City, which means one thing: outdoor eating and drinking! Yes, it’s that wonderful time of year when your favorite beer gardens become lively, that sunken-ship-turned-bar-and-grill on the Hudson has regular hours, and most importantly food-wise, all of the outdoor markets reopen. With choices like Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg in Williamsburg […]

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Where to Eat, and Avoid, at Coachella Music Festival

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to be able to fly myself over to California and finally experience the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival firsthand. Needless to say, it was utterly amazing, super trippy Tupac hologram included. As an avid music lover, I obviously have my own opinions about who were the best […]

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Filipino Food is Taking Over Manhattan, and It’s About Damn Time

As someone who grew up on my parents’ Filipino cooking, coming to Manhattan as a freshman at NYU and finding that I had limited choices for fulfilling my Filipino food craving was kind of disheartening. Cendrillon closed in my first year in the city, leaving places like Elvie’s Turo Turo and Pistahan, but those eventually closed a year or so […]

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