Author Archives: Florentyna Leow

August 5, 2013

Furochan Eats: Bukkake Udon at Sumita, All the Way in Akabane (Tokyo)

by Florentyna Leow

At first glance it didn’t look like there would be anything out of the ordinary in Akabane. A 25-minute ride from Shinjuku, Akabane Station is thronged with commuters coming home or changing train lines — the mark of suburbia. Its local Book-Off has a rather crappy selection of books. The shopping street nearby looked tired […]

May 22, 2013

Fridgin’ Out: Furochan Eats (Tokyo)

by Florentyna Leow

Greetings! My name is furochan, and I’m super stoked to be writing for Umami Mart. Welcome to my larder!  For the last eight months or so, my home has been a dormitory located in an improbably posh part of Tokyo. Rent is surprisingly cheap for this city (part of being a university student) and not […]