It's the chicken skin yakitori you eat at 2am in a bar the size of a cupboard. It's the pork curry you devour after having to line up for 45 minutes with a bunch of excited teenagers. It's the yuzu ramen you slurp after ordering it from a vending machine. It's the tonkatsu you buy in a vast shopping-center basement. And it's the Oden that's served to you by a laid-back surfer from Okinawa.

Tokyo is an explorer's dream and a food-lover's paradise. Tokyo Local brings you 70 recipes for the dishes that define the city, so you can capture the magic of Tokyo at home.



ISBN: 9781925418644
Series: Local
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 1 May 2018
Publisher: Smith Street Books
Publication City, Country: Australia
Dimensions (cm): 24.5(H) x 19.5(L)


Author Biography

Caryn and Brendan Liew set up a one-year only Japanese cafe, Chotto, in Melbourne in 2016, bringing ryokan-style traditional Japanese breakfast to the city. The cafe, which featured in the 2017 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller, transported diners to Japan on cultural and culinary journeys, traversing old and new. Prior to opening Chotto, Brendan worked as Head Chef at the three Michelin-starred Nihonryori Ryugin in Roppongi, Tokyo and Hong Kong. He also studied the art of ramen-making in Japan prior to delving into kappo and modern kaiseki cuisine.

Tokyo Local: Cult recipes from the streets that make the city

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