Monday, June 30, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Supreme Daikanyama 10th Anniversary
















Natto

The TRUE breakfast of champions.







Disagree? Check out the long list of medical benefits:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natto

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fukuoka Dunk

Part of the Japanese City Dunk Pack, the Fukuoka Dunk will be released this Saturday, June 28th at selected retailers across Japan.



Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tiger Woods

The remains of an apple that Tiger Woods was eating on the 16th hole of the playoff round at last week's U.S. Open are up on ebay.

You can read about the apple in an article that was published by The Washington Times.

BNE in Tokyo

Don't know about BNE? click here











Monday, June 23, 2008

HECTIC x mita sneaker x New Balance MT580

Hectic and Mita are both taking pre-release orders now, official launch is on July 5th.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

snaps

some shots my friend bryan took around the city:

















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Friday, June 20, 2008

Scotland





props to my old man for hitting the Scottish wedding in full garb!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Goya

I cooked this bad boy for dinner tonight



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitter_melon

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Liquor woes?

My friend Bryan snapped this shot on the platform ready to board the train. The man's shoe is off and his foot is taking a dip in a pool of his own vomit.

Ramen Marathon

I tried three new ramen shops this weekend, here's my report:

Ramen Jun - Tonkotsu-shiyoyu (porkbone and soy sauce) broth is the highlight here. The soup was better than I expected, and my expectations were pretty high. Excellent use of toppings as well, the diced onions and dried nori seaweed were stellar additions. The nori here is not like the traditional dried nori that comes in paper thin pieces, instead it was clumped together and the flavor was a lot fresher. Two thumbs up.

Ramen Jun is about four minutes walking from the east exit of Kamata Station on the Keihin Tohoku Line. Phone: 03-5714-7255






Tetsuya - My friend Nami and her husband Tomoya knew I was a ramen freak so they took me to one of their favorite noodle spots, Tetsuya in Higashi Koenji. Tomoya grew up in Hokkaido and is another heavy hitter in the ramen department, we both share the same love for Sapporo style ramen. Testuya did not disappoint, as the noodles here were excellent, made from eggs and served a little hard. The soy sauce based broth was also tremendous. The noodles reminded me of the noodles from my favorite spot in Tokyo, Ramen Oyaji, another Sapporo style ramen joint.

Phone: 03-5929-1388






Koujitsu - This Higashi Nakano spot is quite popular. Soy sauce based broth, marinated egg, fresh scallions, bamboo shoots, and a slice of nori. Simple, clean, extremely satisfying. Walk two minutes south from the station exit and you'll see it on your left.

Phone: 03-3369-5914






Saw these kids in the park on my way home

Tuesday, June 10, 2008