Didn’t last very long at all. I knew Brewer Street and its surrounds have a number of Japanese restaurants and Asian (Oriental?) food stores, but it was still a pleasant surprise to come across Arigato, a small Japanese grocery store. Newbies from Japan to London should definitely not be expecting any loud “Irasshaimase!” greetings from the staff here. But I’m not...
Fresh off the boat
Having lived six years of my life in the culinary paradise of Japan ― where I can only remember two particularly bad meals ― you can imagine my trepidation upon deciding to move to London. Infamous for its bad, overpriced food, I have had mixed experiences while on vacation here. I’ve had fantastic food at higher prices and have also fallen prey to some very bad scones. London however, has...