Plant Based Eating in Tokyo, Japan: a Culinary Adventure in the Far East

August 31, 2019 / Molly Patrick /

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One evening when we were walking around, we stumbled upon this restaurant called Mr. Farmer. It had green juice and vegan options so we went for it!

The water bar was one of the happiest things I have ever seen.

We weren’t that hungry, but when you spot an English speaking, vegan friendly restaurant in Japan, you jump on it! Luanne and I split a veggie burger and I had a green juice.

One thing you must do if you are in Tokyo is walk the streets in the evening and at night. It’s a whole different vibe than during the day. I have never felt more safe walking in a city at night than I did here. People are so polite and I never once got a creepy feeling or like I was in any sort of danger. It was weird to feel so safe and at ease in such a large city.

And now for the highlight of my time in Tokyo.

I found a jumpsuit that does NOT give me a camel toe! I bought that sucker and then proceeded to wear it every day for the rest of our trip.

Even in our small hotel room (which was actually huge for Japanese standards), I managed to do my daily movement practice. It felt so good to roll out my body after so much walking. I don’t know what I would do without my balls!

We need to talk about Japanese cabs for a second. The cars are all from the ’70s and ’80s and they are ALL pristine. Not a scratch, rip, dent, stain, funky smell – it’s like they are brand new. And the drivers all wear a coat or vest, a tie AND white gloves. It’s like you are in a movie.

If you happen to know the deal with Japanese cabs, please share with me in the comments!

AND we’re off!

Ready to catch the bullet train (Shinkansen) to Kyoto in a train that goes 200+ mph (320 Km/h) and hovers on the tracks. More on that next week!

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10 Comments

  1. Susan D on August 31, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Wonderful!!!! Sounds like you had a delightful time, and damn girls! You both are tenacious!!!!!

  2. Karen on August 31, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Loved reading this article. Thank you. My condolences to your dad❤💕🌺🦄❤🌈💕🌺
    Much love, karen

  3. Cisa on August 31, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Having lost my Daddy 5 years ago and watching and caring for older members of my family as they, frankly, decline, my heart goes out to you both. When we were younger, we
    seemed to be sailing in smooth, pleasant waters. As we get older, with those folks in our family declining and dying, it can so often seem that we have now lowered our sails and are simply attempting to adjust to the storm…
    I have learned that you never truly recover from the loss of a beloved. All that bullshit that people throw at you saying: “Oh, it will just take time” is actual fuckery. Instead, this becomes your new “normal”.
    It sucks and hurts.
    But, one thing that gives comfort to me is to share the stories and memories of those I have lost with my children who have never met most of these now dead folks. To share not only keeps the memory of those who died alive, but it establishes in my children who they are and where they come from.
    Even if there are no kids, I believe this type of recollection, to anyone with whom you want to share, in a weird way, I suppose, keeps those beloved lost persons alive…
    As for your dad’s stroke, I, again, am so sorry. This unexpected shit just falls upon us, and it sucks. Just remember to take care of yourself, and your mom should do so as well. (I know you are not in the same state as your parents.) Caregiving is exhausting but must be done…
    Warm thoughts of love to both of you.
    C

  4. Sue on August 31, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    What a great experience your trip was. Thanks for making me feel apart of it.
    So sorry to hear about Luann’s father passing. Never easy to loose a parent. Also sorry to hear about your father, hope he is on the mend.

  5. Danie Goodrich on August 31, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Im sorry to hear about your dads. Fast healing for your dad Molly and condolences to Luann. Can you clarify the prices of the melons? It looked like $70.00 and $250.00 which seems highly unlikely. Love your weekly posts!

    • Luanne Teoh on August 31, 2019 at 11:39 pm

      The price of the melons are from around $250 for the rock melon to $700 USD. Yes hundreds 🙂

  6. Connie Winstead on August 31, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    I love going on these travel journeys with you guys. I’ve never been out of the USA so it is a real treat. We are currently going thru the ageing parent thing and it’s really hard. My wife’s Mom is in TX and we are in CA. Jenny was there for two months this summer finally moving her Mom to assisted living. So sorry to hear about both of your Dads. It so hard but nevertheless we persist. Thank you for your time and photos. You are so wonderful and real. Love Connie & Jenny

  7. Lesley Nicol on August 31, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    I have really enjoyed reading your experiences in Japan and love the photos. Very surprised to see the graffiti on the roller door in one of the small side street photos. I had to laugh because it seems the graffiti tag all looks the same in any language. Your writing really makes me want to go and visit.
    May you and Luanne and your loved ones concerned find all the support and strength needed as you go through this pain that life throws at us all.

  8. Marie Roberts on August 31, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to write this detailed blog – it’s fascinating!! I love your new jumpsuit!! Haha 🙂

  9. Cheryl on August 31, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Your post rings true again for me. Lost my cousin yesterday. She’s only about 6 or 8 years older than me (I am almost 68) so I am feeling mortal. Thanks for the tips on traveling to Japan. It’s our next trip to plan.

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