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The most delicious sushi in Japan is in Toyama Prefecture.
There is Toyama Bay, one of Japans three largest bays.
,There, a warm current meets a cold current and many fish can be caught.
,The famous sushi toppings are white shrimp Gunkanmaki, which is called the jewel of Toyama Bay.
,$690 per basket! Phantom White Shrimp,Other than that, the sea urchin with wasabi is delicious in Tokyo.
,You can enjoy fresh shrimp, snow crab, and Nodoguro sushi in Kanazawa.
,Fukuoka is a mix of Michelin restaurants and food stalls.
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Here are some of my recommendations.
,Sushi AokiNot as publicized as Sukiyabashi Jiro or Kyubei, Aoki-san is getting some media coverage in Japan for his gentle, approachable personality and beautiful sushi.
,Sushi DaiThe name literally means Sushi Big.
If you want the best of the both worlds - the freshest and the most affordable sushi at $30~$40 - Sushi Dai at outside of Tsukiji Fish Market is the place to go.
The catch? Their hours are 5AM-2PM and if you get there at 5AM, your wait time will be 4 hours! Some people start lining up around 2AM.
The u201cbigu201d patient, you must have to dine at Sushi Dai.
,Godaime Nodaiwa, GinzaThis place has been serving Unagi for over two hundred years.
Considered as one of the best, they have both wild and farm raised Unagi.
Shira Yaki, Plain grilled, no eel sauce is highly recommended.
BTW, they do have another location, right in front of Sukiyabashi Jiro.
Reservation is a good idea always.
,Grill GRAND - Asakusa/Western CuisineIf you dont know what You2022Shoku is, they you dont know Japanese cuisine.
Curry rice, fried shrimp, hamburg lunch, and tonkatsu, to name a few.
Grill Grand is the place to go to experience all.
,Depau2022Chika experience, Tokyo Station or any department store in TokyoThe basement floor of all the department stores in Tokyo is like Dean and Deluca on acid, multiply that by ten times.
Its gourmet food wonderland unlike any other.
If you cannot find it here, its probably they dont exist anywhere else.
,Ameyoko, OkachimachiThe name came from American Street.
It used to be underground market after World War II, selling supplies to American soldiers.
Now is a home for many stores and wholesalers of fish and dried goods, as well as some clothing and jewelry.
,Kappa Bashi Street, Restaurant supply shops, AsakusaYou will find about 170 stores within half a mile, or 800meters long street and they are all restaurant supply or wholesale stores.
Looking for some Japnese knives? You will find it here.
How about Japanese style Chinas, cooking pots, utensils, chopsticks, and food displays? You will find them all.
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Masa has the best sushi in the city from my experience, except the all-or-nothing omakase makes it not feasible on a regular basis.
Expect upwards of 30 courses.
Most of the fish is flown in daily from Tsukiji market, with the exception of local long island fluke and santa barbara uni which he serves regularly.
,My favorite sushi restaurant to frequent regularly is Kurumazushi.
It too has most of its fish flown in from Tsukiji, except ordering a la carte is allowed.
He also does an omakase; but expect the price to be similar to Masa.
,Sushi Yasuda also gets a lot of press; but for me the quality of their rice vastly outweighs the quality of the fish.
The chef claims each piece of sushi has exactly 80 grains, made from a mix of over 15 varieties.
The fish here is fresh; but the prime cuts from Tsukiji go to Masa and Kurumazushi.
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You should have no problems in any restaurant regardless of whether it is Chinese, Malay, Peranakan, Indian etc.
However, the dining here is quite different from Seoul or Tokyo and you should therefore come prepared.
,Hawker Centre / Food CourtMost families eat at hawker stalls which are ubiquitous, but also somewhat unique to Southeast Asia.
Hawker stalls are centers where street food vendors gather (in Singaporeu2019s case, the only place they are allowed to gather).
Singaporeu2019s tend to be in large shopping malls or specially constructed areas.
In the big cities in Malaysia, the same occurs but in smaller towns and in specialist areas, they remain street vendors.
,Hawker centers offer a bewildering range of dishes.
A single stall can offer anything from 20u201350 variations on a theme and usually there are 20 to 50 stalls or more.
Thus in a medium sized hawker stall you can chose upwards of 900 dishes.
Given that they are very busy, it is best to read up on some of the dishes before you enter as people can get a little frustrated with indecisive diners.
,Hawker centers range from 1 star Michelin to dishes that were pre-prepared in factory like central kitchens.
Generally stalls with queues tend to be better.
Naturally, the more up-market hawker centers are more expensive, but still cheap compared to restaurants.
For example, in a medium ranged hawker stall the cost of a meal in Singapore (a main and a drink) is around US$5 to 7 and in Malaysia, for the same meal, it will be US$3 to 5 (yes Malaysia is much cheaper).
,u2026 A very upmarket center in Singapore - Ion food courtu2026 Penangu2019s (Malaysia) famous Gurney Drive where the vendors are still street based.
Halal vs non-Halal foodsIslam describes certain foods as u2018acceptableu2019 or Halal and others that are u2018forbiddenu2019 or haram.
Meats such as pork is haram, but prawns and seafood is Halal.
Beef, lamb, chicken are all Halal if they are killed in the prescribed manner.
,A total No-No is if you mixed the eating utensils.
If one of you orders a Halal meal, your plate, knife, fork etc.
must not touch a haram dish and must be returned to the Halal area only.
Never bring a haram dish into a Halal designated area.
Most Singaporeans and Malaysians are extremely easy going but religion is not an area you should trespass.
,u2026 tray return areas - the Halal section is marked in greenLanguageSingapore has 4 official languages, however, most restaurant staff speak English.
Thus holding a Korean or Japanese to English translator will be enough in 90% of all cases.
,In Malaysia, this holds true in the cities.
But it may not be true in the kampongs (villages).
In the latter case of the latter, Malay will be the only language that will be spoken.
,In Singapore and Malaysia, more Chinese dialects are spoken though Mandarin is becoming the most widest spoken language.
However, do not get confused.
Just because they speak Mandarin does not mean that the Chinese food being served will be from the Northwest, Beijing, Shandong or Jiangsu (which are the most popular Chinese foods in Korea) regions.
If you walk into a Cantonese or Sichuan restaurant, the dishes and cuisine will be very different.
In Singapore and Malaysia, the most popular Chinese cuisines are Cantonese, Fujian and Sichuan.
,u2026 the 8 great cuisines of China - note Beijing and Northwest are consider amongst the 30 u2018lesseru2019 cuisines.
FusionOne of the great joys of eating in Singapore and Malaysia is the fusion food.
The three great fusions are: Chinese-Malay fusion known as Peranakan or Nonya cuisine; Euasian cuisine; and Asian-Asian fusions.
,Peranakan or Nonya cuisine is probably the best known and has an incredibly rich history.
May I suggest you read up on and then try it.
It is spicy, so kimcho lovers should have not problems but may exceed Japanese tolerance.
,u2026 Nonya food, looks similar to Malay but has a very different taste - the very rich ceramics is also part of the Nonya heritageEurasian food is heavily influenced by the Portuguese.
Think European food with Asian spices.
,Asian-Asian is the latest trend and also the most expensive food.