Taste Tokyo: Boulangerie Mont-Thabor


Boulangerie Mont-Thabor, Azabujuban

The one thing I love about Tokyo is its plethora of little bakeries scattered around the city! The Japanese have always admired the French for their aesthetic tastes and culinary arts, so it’s no surprise we can see a lot of French-inspired Japanese bakeries and patisseries in Tokyo. My all-time favorite bakery is the Boulangerie Mont-Thabor, located in Azabujuban. I used to frequent here often when I lived in the area, but now I only drop by occasionally for a sweet treat. It was also featured on the popular TV show, Sekai Banzuke, for its Hokkaido Milk Bread, which is my favorite (it’s quite delicious)! Made with the famous creamy and buttery Hokkaido milk, the bread is filled with layers of thin sweet cream between the soft warm bread. I would definitely recommend stopping by if you get the chance!


Taste Japan: Butter Corn Ramen


Butter Corn Ramen at Sapporo’s Ramen World

Beer, seafood, ramen…. and milk products! Four delicacies everybody must try when visiting Sapporo. Unfortunately for me, the last time I went to Sapporo I caught a severe case of the flu, leaving me unable to drink beer or milk…. but luckily for me, I was able to get my hands on some of Sapporo’s famous butter corn ramen! On our last night, we were able to visit the famous Sapporo Ramen Kyowakyoku, otherwise known as Ramen World, and I was able to order the famous dish. The buttery warm soup broth was absolutely delicious and perfect on a chilly Hokkaido night. The corn surprisingly meshed together well with the noodles! I will say that butter corn ramen is definitely second on my favorite ramen list (after tonkotsu ramen, of course)! For all those ramen lovers out there, I would definitely recommend going to the Sapporo Ramen Kyowakyoku if you get the chance. There are tons of little ramen shops to try with all sorts of specialties to choose from!