Celebratory birthday dinner at Kimukatsu

  Last night, I celebrated my good friend Yui’s birthday. At her request, we headed to Kimukatsu, a restaurant known for their mille-feauille- style tonkatsu. It was SO good – nice and crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. Afterwards we had dessert at Takano Fruit Parlor, where we had a mixed fruit waffle … Continue Reading

Q-pot cafe

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting up with my friend in Harajuku. We had just met last month through a mutual friend when we were both visiting California, and we hit it off and decided to see each other when we returned to Japan. She introduced me to two different cafes yesterday, but Q-pot … Continue Reading

Christmas-ing in Shibuya

I enjoyed a lovely Christmas evening in Shibuya with my friend Kellie (yes, also my co-worker!). She introduced me to Cafe Manduka, which serves boba drinks and other delicious desserts. And, yes, we did our shopping beforehand and also proceeded to do even more shopping afterwards. This is something I never did in the states … Continue Reading

Happy Halloween

There isn’t too much you can do when Halloween falls on a Wednesday, but I met up with a friend in Shinjuku for some drinks after work and we luckily came across this Halloween-inspired brick toast at Pasela. I have a huge sweet tooth so I couldn’t pass this up. What did you all do … Continue Reading

Sweet paradise

Every time I look at this glorious picture of Tebo Tebo Tea Lounge’s brick toast, my mouth begins to water. After getting my hair cut & colored by my friend Mariko (she’s done my hair before, check out my previous post here), I met up with my girlfriend at Tebo for lunch. I enjoyed catching up … Continue Reading

Iota Coffee & Bakery

Last night, I went over to Iota Coffee & Bakery in K-town for my cake fix. Such a spacious cafe and so bright! I was quite pleased. And the banana cheesecake & Sakurambo tea I had was delicious. Their portions are pretty generous, so I feel like I got my money’s worth.  Take a look at … Continue Reading

Abbot Kinney

This morning, I stopped by Jin Patisserie on Abbot Kinney for exquisite tea & cake.  I was also delighted to find a cute Japanese goods store called Tortoise General Store, located a few shops away.  They have some unique kitchenware and other supplies, some which are handmade! Some of their items were reminiscent of my childhood … Continue Reading