Bento Lunch Menus at Finger’s in Rome, Italy

Finger’s, a successful creation of Brazil-born Japanese chef Roberto Okabe and former football player Clarence Seedorf in Milan in 2004 continues to serve its guests with more proposals on the table. Presently on their fourth restaurant (Milan, Garden in Milan, Porto Cervo and Rome), one of which is in their two-year old Roman venue, Finger’s…

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Elements in Rome, Italy: Fusion Sushi by the Champion of Sushi Cup Portugal

Sushi as we come to know it to this present day has been made in Japan since the Edo Period, around 200 years ago. It has been around even much before with a different method of preparation wherein the fish is fermented with rice vinegar, rice and salt, while the rice is discarded afterwards and…

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Going Authentic at Junsei Restaurant Kaiten Sushi in Rome, Italy

Although Italian gastronomy dominates the restaurant scene in the Rome, a kaleidoscope of choices give broad possibilities on assorted cookeries. However, in a big city like Rome, there is only a sprinkling of good Japanese restaurants serving authentic cuisine. One option in the Testaccio area is Junsei Restaurant where the kaiten sushi (or rotation sushi)…

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The Genuine Nipponic Cuisine of Shiroya Restaurant in Rome, Italy

Something was clear in the mind of young entrepreneur Sabrina Bai when she opened Shiroya Restaurant. After extensive travels and work in Japan, she wanted to share her passion and lead the Romans to a gastronomic voyage through the Land of the Rising Sun, taking as much authenticity as she can. The soul of a…

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Hiromi Cake, The First Japanese Pastry Shop in Rome, Italy

The opening of a traditional Japanese pastry shop finally completes the circle of one of the most favored cuisine in the capital. Hiromi Cake was opened by Pastry Chef Hiromi  in the Prati area of Rome where she maintains a laboratory for making yogashi, sweets of foreign origin and wagashi, the traditional Japanese sweets. Wagashi…

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We Say Oishii at Doku Japanese Bar in Rome, Italy

Oishii means delicious in Japanese. Three hours after an extraordinary dinner at Doku, the first thing that you can only utter is Oishii. Simone Puteo, a young Italian chef who’s an ardent lover of the Japanese gastronomy, grew up knowing the cuisine by heart. And this love led him to the four corners of Doku…

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Le Asiatique Fusion Bar and Restaurant in Rome, Italy

We all take souvenirs back home with us to remember our travels. Most people would buy something small and display it on a shelf, something useful, or something edible to recreate that wonderful bite we discovered. I am the foodie stasher who would fill up my suitcase to the maximum weight to relive the moments…

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Aka Sushi in Ostia (Rome), Italy

Japanese and Italian cuisines may be worlds apart but there is something that they have in common. The stringent usage of ingredients of superior quality binds both kitchens together. With raw fish, extreme attention is needed in selecting the ingredients and preparing them.  For this reason, there’s no other perfect place for Aka Sushi to…

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Me Geisha: Japanese Fusion in Rome, Italy

If you have an eight year-old daughter who asks you only two things for her birthday and one of which is to take her to a Japanese restaurant so she can have that endless sushi kind of dinner, then you would take her to a place where you are assured of the food’s optimum quality.…

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