Check out my first post about some places we visited in Japan that you can check out in better-filmed things on TV or online.
It was like teleporting into the Parts Unknown segment. The restaurant looks the same as when it was filmed. Yasuda say he misses New York, where he lived for 27 years. He misses walking around the city and still loves his annual visits. Also, he’s very happy to take pictures flexing with customers.
Nishiki Market —Mind of a Chef
David Chang described it as one of his favorite places in the world. There’s a lot to see. (Though you can also see the end of a different journey at a sushi counter at any high end restaurant in many cities.) Nearby Pontocho alley was great too.
Tsukiji Market — Jiro Dreams of Sushi and like every food show with a Tokyo episode
I have a separate post with more about Tsukiji Market. We did go to the market but we didn’t get into the auction. One of my favorite places on the trip.
A bento box on a bullet train — A Cook’s Tour
- Anthony Bourdain – A Cooks Tour “Dining with Geishas” (So happy to see this episode on YouTube.)
Train stations have all sorts of food. On the way to Kyoto we saw a couple businessmen with bento boxes full of seafood. On the way back we made sure to pick up some boxes of our own. We tried a beef cutlet sandwich and a beef bowl.
Then I tried checking the train speed with Snapchat’s mph filter. The highest we hit was 171 mph.