I went to Tokyo because I thought they eat fresh and healthy and lightly there. And I was right, they do. But I still got fat there, despite the fish and the vegetables and the soy sauce. Why? Because everything tastes great there, absolutely everything! Sushi, ramen, tempura. Even junk food tastes better there. Just put it into my mouth, all day long, all night long.
Artist Justine Wong from Toronto wrote a great and awesomely illustrated feature on Lucky Peach about how to spend one delicious day in Tokyo‘s most popular neighborhoods like Shibuya, Asakusa and Shinjuku. She goes from breakfast (steaming bowl of pillowy rice) to lunch (mochi covered in savory and sweet sauce) to dinner (ramen, ramen and ramen).
“In May 2015, I kickstarted ‘21 Days in Japan: An illustrative Study of Japanese Cuisine‘, which funded twenty-one days of eating in Japan,” Justine tells us. “I documented my meals through one hundred watercolor paintings.” You can find the whole feature right here and see more of Justine’s work on her very own blog Patterns and Portraits and her Instagram page.
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