Xiang Xiang means popular in Chinese. So it’s the perfect name for Tokyo’s star panda. Lucky were those who won a lottery ticket several months ago to see the “Made in Japan” baby. You, however, are the fortunate one if you travel to Tokyo today. Ueno Zoo – home to Xiang Xiang – now issues a Disneyesque Fast Pass. Even better news: You can leave the zoo and come back at your appointed panda viewing time.
Our bodies are our temples. Allow a morsel of gluten or a grain of sugar to trespass our lips…and we’ve committed a mortal sin! At least in Southern California.
Health is important. But so is fun! Eating can be enjoyable AND good for you. Did your inner Japanese bento master just say Amen? I thought so.
The opening of Mister Donuts in Tokyo was like winning Willie Wonka’s golden ticket and a 3-day pass to Disney World. No more sugar glazed bread circles stuffed into plastic bags pretending to be donuts. Mister Donuts were like real American donuts. The chocolate donuts tasted like firm chocolate cake. More food fantasies were fulfilled with the appearance of Dunkin’ Donuts. My favorites were the pastel cream filled donuts. Krispy Kreme shops also caused great excitement. And lines around the block.
La Cienega buzzes with traffic. Smart drivers stop at Shan’s Social House. Hopping out of the car, the customers step into a serene Japanese garden. The elegant door opens and diners are greeted with a sincere smile. Any seat in the restaurant shows off the high-end Asian décor...アジアの最高の味と風景はロサンゼルスのShan’s Social Houseで楽しめます。 オーナーさんシャン・シュン・コーは韓国出身ですが彼女のレストランの庭園と食事は日本文化の影響を受けています。元々のビジネスは魚介輸入、輸出卸会社です。銀ダラ西京焼きはとても人気があります。