Paradise Hits Japan
Posted October 26, 2007on:
How happy am I? Go on guess. I don’t think there is a word to describe how I am feeling at the moment.
I don’t know where to start, so much to tell.
I suppose the big news is that there is now a raw food restaurant in Tokyo. It is called Veggie Paradise and it’s in Yoyogi-uehara on the Odakyu Line. I’m going again next week and will get more information to put up here. Colin, if you are reading we should try and meet up?
I went along with my friend Marie who interviewed me for a newspaper (thank you Marie, you are wonderful). I know..me interviewed for a paper. My god!
What struck me first about the place was walking in and not detecting an ‘overcooked’. Everything was clean and fresh. You can see into the kitchen and it’s all orderly, no steam, no clanging of pots and pans.
I was in my element. How lovely it felt not having to ask about what was in the food, checking there were no hidden meat products. Was it vegan….the usual. Don’t expect me to visit any other restaurant in the metropolis again – Veggie Paradise is where I will be at.
Will get more pictures when I go next week.
Last weekend saw the Earth Day Market in Yoyogi Park. It offers the chance for farmers to come together and sell their organic produce. Not only food was sold, but cruelty cosmestics, hemp and organic cotton clothing, oh and organic pet food. The turn-out was good, and from checking the website I think there could be another market early in November.
Prices were reasoanable, and there was a fair variety of veggie produce.
Veggies, veggies everywhere
Kettle with a message
An Ideal World
We purchased a number of items, which have been used in salads and smoothies throughout the week. Really wish there was something like this weekly.
Now one thing that did annoy me was this deceitful advertising…..only beer was to be found. Don’t tease a mango whore…
Speaking of mangos, this leads me to Thailand. Yes, my return is just two weeks away.
I’ve rabbited on long enough today (Marie I used rabbited for you). I promise to you all to write more frequently, I will try daily just so you know what is happening in my raw yogic life. Still have lots to share, but will be easier to break it uo over the next few days.
Have a fabulous day