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Meat in Tokyo

The Land of the Rising Sun has always been a fascinating place to visit. Disconnected from Continental Asia, and the rest of the world, island life in such a technologically advanced nation was surely to be an interesting experience to say the least. 

Tokyo, being the largest city in world, yet is spotless. Everything is extremely well maintained and serves a purpose. Since space is limited on the islands of Japan and more specifically in Tokyo, building vertically helps to fit in more, in less.

Tokyo is one of those holy grails for food lovers, but not all the great eateries can be seen just on street level, they have to be found. They have to be discovered. Some places are on random floors or rooftops or basements in random buildings, in varying areas of the city. That is why it is a never ending treasure chest. 

The culture in Japan respects all trades, crafts, and art, this includes food. From the freshness of the ingredients to the extreme dedication of chefs perfecting their trade, the quality here is second to none.  

One may assume our trip to Tokyo to have been filled with only eating sushi or some sort of pescatarian diet. Don’t get me wrong there was a lot of that and the best and freshest you will ever have, but there was a lot of other exceptional food too. 

That brings me to experiencing one of the most delicious meat meals ever! Don’t forget Japan is also known for its beef. And if you’re tired of eating just the “plain old” sushi and want some meat, then you HAVE to eat at Ushinokura.

The meat is so fresh and you get a variety of cuts. They are all so delicious and are like butter, just every morsel melts in your mouth. The fun part is you put the meat on the grill yourself. You just can’t go wrong with it whether you like it rare or well done. All you need, if any, is a pinch of salt and the flavor is amplified. Mouth-watering meat lover heaven. Enough for a vegetarian to cheat.Have a few beers and get some frozen saki to go throughout your meal.


Address: Japan, 〒107-0052 Tōkyō-to, Minato-ku, Akasaka, 7 Chome−9, 赤坂7丁目9−1

Tel: +81 3-5573-9062

Hours: 5PM to 3AM

Best,

TookTook Team

Visiting Vienna.

We would like to give a special thanks to our awesome local Sabrina for sharing her Vienna with us!!!

 

Vienna_Gardens

Welcome to Vienna. Known as the City of Music, but also as the City of Dreams as it was home to Sigmund Freud. With the insight of our local we have put together a few places you might want to go to and enjoy during your stay in one of the World’s Most Livable Cities.

 

 

Halle | Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria | http://ww2.diehalle.at | +43 1 5237001

This restaurant serves up a very delicious breakfast, but it’s also nice for lunch and dinner. Nice interior-high walls and moldings on their ceilings. Moreover, it has a lovely terrace, perfect for the the summer.

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Cafe Francais | Währinger Straße 6-8, 1090 Wien, Austria | http://www.cafefrancais.at | +43 1 3190903

French-Belgian restaurant. They serve up some really good quiches, salads and snacks. The helpings are also very generous!

Try the Coq au Vin Blanc- it’s amazing.

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NENI am Naschmarkt | Naschmarkt 510, 1060 Wien, Austria | http://www.neni.at | +43 1 5852020

Israeli restaurant, perfect for lunch. The hummus is delicious. Try the “Jerusalem-Teller” and the homemade “Limonana” & “Ice Tea”.

Best day to go is Saturday, it is closed on Sundays.

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Tel Aviv Beach Bar | Obere Donaustrasse 65, 1020 Wien, Austria | http://neni.at/hp/fotos/?select=tel_aviv

Very cool outdoor beach bar. It is located right  on the Danube river. The serves up some really good cocktails and food. With some awesome music added to the ambience, you’re going to be having a great time.

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Motto am Fluss | Franz-Josefs-Kai 2, 1010 Wien, Austria | http://www.motto.at/mottoamfluss/ | +43 1 2525510

Also located along the river, this is a cafe and restaurant. The food is delicious from starters to the main courses and deserts. Great food at all times of the day.

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Puff, die Bar | Girardigasse 10, A-1060 Wien, Austria |  http://puff-bar.at | +43 0664 534 6564

Bar with spectacular interior. This is where you can come for a happy hour. Come for afterwork beers or come later and pick out a cocktail of your liking.

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Cafe Sperl | Gumpendorfer Straße 11, 1060 Wien, Austria | http://www.cafesperl.at | +43 1 5864158

If you’re exploring the well known coffee houses in Vienna then this is one place you got to go. You can get some really tasty pastries here.

Recommended: Apple strudel with whipped cream. YUM!

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Plachutta Gasthaus zur Oper | Walfischgasse 5, 1010 Wien, Austria | http://www.plachutta.at/de/gasthaus_zur_oper/ | +43 1 5122251

Local food. Place-to-be for having the best and most-traditional Austrian food the “Wiener Kalbschnitzel”, veal cutlet.

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Hungry in Hong Kong

We would like to give a special thanks to our awesome local Suchita for sharing her Hong Kong with us.

 

Nobu

Nobu located at the InterContinental in Hong Kong serves up all its wonderful signature dishes, along with creations such as the Hirame XO Salsa and Oven Baked Black Cod cooked in a lotus leaf topped with dried miso and yuzu, made from locally sourced ingredients.

You get a lovely view of the harbor from the dining room. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner. It is pricey, but just check out the food erotica below.

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Address: 18 Salisbury Road

 

Kyoto Joe

You get some of the freshest sushi, sashimi and rolls at  this Japanese joint.  A blend of traditional Japanese with a modern twist.

Recommend you to try the Kyoto Salad, Chopped Salmon on Rice Cracker, Kobe Gyu Sushi Roll and Spicy Ramen.

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Address: 2/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong, Central

 

Cafe Iguana 

In the midst of all the Asian cuisine around town, this Mexican place can be the treat you need. Nothing like getting a cold beer  or margarita and eating some nachos, quesadillas and fajitas. Guilty pleasures.

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Address: Elements, Austin Rd W, Tsim Sha Tsui

 

Beirut Bar & Restaurant

This place serves up authentic Lebanese cuisine in Hong Kong with a cosy atmosphere. There is downstairs seating by the open doors and upstairs seating in the dining/lounge area with comfy sofas. Don’t forget to try the hummus.

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Address: Hong Kong
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1968

This is an Indonesian restaurant.  Although they have changed locations to a more central area, they still maintain the same true authenticity to their cuisine. If you like satays and currys, this place is a must.

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Address: 5/F L Place, 139 Queen’s Road, Central

 

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