Tokyo Food- Oodles of Noodles

I love noodles. All kinds of noodles. Pasta makes up a big part of my weekly menu, but I am also a big fan of big bowls of soup with noodles in them. And Chinese stir-fry? Yes, please. Before coming to Tokyo, I was excited to try various types of noodle soups, but what I didn’t realize was how many different types of noodles are actually available in the Japanese diet. While I know I didn’t even scratch the surface of noodle types- I didn’t make it to trying ramen or soba- all of the dishes we did eat were completely different, but amazingly tasty. Continue reading Tokyo Food- Oodles of Noodles

Tokyo Travels- First Day Learning Curve

Street sign Sunjuku

Tokyo Marathon Expo
2015 Tokyo Marathon Expo
Birds eye view of Tokyo

Top Chef is over, and I am way behind on my challenge. It isn’t because I haven’t been cooking, but because for the past two weeks I have 1) been working like crazy, and 2) been cooking ultra healthy to help Luke prepare for his marathon. I have some dishes planned to finish up the Challenge, but in the meantime, I am super excited because we are in Tokyo! Neither one of us has ever traveled in Asia, so this is a big adventure. We have now been in Japan for approximately 24-hours, and I feel like in that small period of time, we have learned a lot. So for my first official travel post, I thought I would document our looong journey getting here, our initial impressions, and the struggles we had attempting to maneuver around Tokyo. Continue reading Tokyo Travels- First Day Learning Curve