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Tsukiji Market | Fresh Sushi in Tokyo

Tsukiji Market | Fresh Sushi in Tokyo

5 Chome-2-1 Tsukiji, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0045, Japan | website | map | What better way to start your January diet than eating raw fish all day long?! And the best place to do this is, of course, Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market. It was the best […]

S’mores Tart

S’mores Tart

I honestly never think of s’mores that much, and didn’t really know about them at all growing up. The UK doesn’t have the best barbecue weather, and although toasted marshmallows were always a family favourite, I don’t think adding chocolate or biscuits ever really crossed […]

Yushintei Ryokan | Kaiseki Cuisine in Hakone

Yushintei Ryokan | Kaiseki Cuisine in Hakone

193 Yumotochaya, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0312, Japan | website | map |

Since it is the 1st day of 2018, I just wanted to say thank you to the people that have supported our new blog. Even though we’re small now, we hope to grow in the coming years and really appreciate each and everyone that stops by to take a look. One of the things we’re most grateful for from 2017 is having the most wonderful food destinations on our doorstep now that we live in Singapore. The highlight of 2017 for me was visiting Japan, which has been on top of our list of places to visit for some time now. This post is all about Yushintei, the traditional ryokan (guesthouse) we stayed at in Hakone (1.5 hours on the train from Tokyo) where we had a very special kaiseki dinner and breakfast. Check out our other Japan blog posts.

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Pork Rillettes with Fennel and Thyme

Pork Rillettes with Fennel and Thyme

Although it’s extremely simple, and many would argue not at all exciting, rillette and pate are some of my favourite things to have for a starter in a restaurant. Sometimes if you’re going for a more adventurous main course you need to begin with something […]

Gindaco Takoyaki | Octopus Balls in Tokyo

Gindaco Takoyaki | Octopus Balls in Tokyo

Japan, 〒150-0001 Tōkyō-to, Shibuya-ku, Jingūmae, 1 Chome−14−24, 第5寿和ビル | website | map | We knew we had to try the famous octopus balls when we were in Japan. Takoyaki are made from a wheat batter and filled with diced Tako (octopus) and moulded into balls […]

Christmas Leftovers – Okonomiyaki

Christmas Leftovers – Okonomiyaki

So it’s the 26th of December, and yesterday you ate yourself well into a food coma from which you thought you’d never be able to recover. But, it’s getting towards lunchtime, and the feelings of hunger are starting to return in force. Fortunately, the fridge is stuffed with Christmas leftovers from dinner, and you just need to find something to do with them. But don’t worry, I’m not going to do a Jamie Oliver and tell you to make a turkey curry (again, and again, and again). Let’s go Japanese and have okonomiyaki (お好み焼き), which translates to ‘grilled as you like it’, and guess what? You definitely will. Check out our other festive offerings here.

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Nishiki Market | Kyoto Foodie Shopping

Nishiki Market | Kyoto Foodie Shopping

Japan, 〒604-8054 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, 富小路通四条上る西大文字町609番地 | website | map | One of the top things to do in Kyoto is to visit the Nishiki Market, especially if you’re a foodie. It’s a magical wonderland of mysterious things fermenting in tubs, all the seafood you […]

Alternative Christmas Dinner with Salmon

Alternative Christmas Dinner with Salmon

So last week’s Christmas spectacular was a bit more of the standard-style British roast dinner type thing. This week I’m offering a more alternative Christmas dinner in contrast to the more ‘normal’ style by going for another British favourite, Indian (well my take on it […]

Salted & Hung | Festive Feed Me

Salted & Hung | Festive Feed Me

12 Purvis St, Singapore 188591 | website | map | nearest mrt: bugis or esplanade |

The first MARBLING & MARROW Christmas party was held at Salted & Hung! They specialise in curing, smoking and pickling in their dishes that revolve around different cuts of meat. This is right up our street and we’ve wanted to try Salted & Hung for some time now. When we saw that they were doing a Festive Feed Me menu we knew this would be the perfect place to hold the first MARBLING & MARROW Christmas party, AKA Su and Paul go for dinner…

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Christmas Roast Duck with the Trimmings

Christmas Roast Duck with the Trimmings

Hohoho! Christmas dinner has this terrible reputation of being a complete nightmare for whichever poor sap has been lumped with cooking it. But really, it’s just a glorified roast dinner with a few extra bits and bobs. With a bit of planning and work the […]