Fine dining in Tokyo | Nadaman at Shangri-La Tokyo

Do you remember my Dubai trip? At that time, I spent the night with my best friend at the beautiful Shangri-La Dubai. The luxury hotel chain is known worldwide for its exceptional design and hospitality. Consequently, we could not refuse the dinner invitation to the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, which was the perfect end to our Tokyo adventure.

Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience Sushi
Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience Sushi

Shangri-La TOKYO

Shangri-La, Tokyo Hotel is located a few steps from Tokyo Station. On the ground floor you’ll find only the elevators, which take you up to the reception on the 28th floor and the beautiful lobby bar. The luxury hotel offers its guests three restaurants: the Italian restaurant Il Piacere, the L’Aperitivo bar and its Japanese signature restaurant Nadaman. Of course, our visit took us to the Japanese Nadaman.

Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience Sushi

Fine dining in Tokyo at NADAMAN

The Japanese restaurant Nadaman is run by Chef Takehiko Yoshida. When entering the restaurant we immediately spot the beautiful glowing skyline of Tokyo. The restaurant is modern Japanese. Particularly noteworthy are the light paper art works whose elements run through the entire restaurant. To the left of the entrance you’ll find the open sushi bar. Those seats are very popular and to recommend as you can see the chefs preparing sushi.

Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience Sushi

Nadaman THE MENU

Not only can you eat à la carte at Nadaman but also choose from various special dinner courses (between 10000-2000 yen / ~ 77-155 €).

We choose the menu “Yorokobi” with an appetizer, sashimi, a variation of tempura, a fillet of beef, four pieces of sushi, miso soup and a sweet dessert. While Julia is trying a sparkling sake, I’m sipping a classic sake.

  • In this article I told you that sake in Japan is usually not drunk hot, as in Europe. The rice wine is diluted with still or bubbly water. Sparkling sake is becoming more and more popular in Japan.
Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience Sushi
Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience Sushi
Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience SushiSashimi Set Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience SushiVariation of tempura Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience SushiBeef tenderloin
Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience Sushi
Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience Sushi
Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience Sushi4 pieces of sushi accompanied with a miso soup Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience Sushi Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience Sushivanilla ice cream in coconut milk

My personal highlight was the four pieces of nigiri with freshest slices of fish. The beef fillet was also excellent and I liked the Japanese version a lot.

Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience Sushi Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience Sushi
Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience Sushi
Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience Sushi

I was super impressed by the meter-long chandelier in the staircase of Shangri-La Tokyo, as well as the chandelier in the lobby bar, which you can see in the following picture. The latter consists of a variety of small Ginkgo Biloba leaves (Japanese イ チ ョ ウ / ichô) – the landmark of Tokyo. Just beautiful!

Shangri La Tokyo Restaurant Experience Sushi

Many thanks for the memorable evening Shangri-La Tokyo.

I wish you a wonderful day!

South Tyrolean kitchen | Italian salat (Russian salat) with brokkoli, chard and turnip

Wow! Already the 2nd Advent weekend and slowly I am getting into the Christmas spirit. I am looking forward to Christmas in South Tyrol. This year I’ll spend three weeks there and I am so happy about it. I look forward to the celebrations with my family (which includes excellent food from my mum).

What would Christmas be like without an Italian salad in South Tyrol? The hearty dish is eaten not only as a side dish at Christmas or New Year’s Eve, but also in our house as a “light” lunch with steamed broccoli, chard and swede germs.

  • The Italian Salad is similar to the Russian salad “Olivje”, which additionally contains gherkins and pieces of sausage.
Italienischer Salat Südtirol Russischer Salat Rezept Weihnachten Südtirol
Italienischer Salat Südtirol Russischer Salat Rezept Weihnachten Südtirol
Rezept
Italienischer Salat

1.5 kg of potatoes
3 carrots
1 small glass of capers
about 200g of Leerdamer cheese
Mayonnaise
1 small glass of peas (mini size)
1 grated apple

Cook the potatoes and carrots the day before. Cut potatoes, carrots and Leerdamer cheese into small cubes and place in a large bowl. Add the peas and capers. Mix all the ingredients with the mayonnaise, add the grated apple and season with salt and pepper.

E finito!

Italienischer Salat Südtirol Russischer Salat Rezept Weihnachten Südtirol

The salad is also wonderful as a party salad. Try it and I’m sure you’ll fall in love with it.

I wish you a wonderful 2nd advent weekend!

 

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Die Woche neigt sich langsam dem Ende zu. Auf meiner Agenda stehen diese Woche noch so viele Dinge, die ich erledigen möchte (beispielsweise meine Reiseberichte über Marrakesh und über das wunderschöne DAS TEGERNSEE schreiben). Es nimmt einfach kein Ende.

Vor kurzem hat mich eine kleine Bestellung von Studio Italy erreicht. Die Marke hat sehr schöne Teile, die schön alltagstauglich sind, aber dennoch ausgefallener sind. Der unten getragene Zweiteiler ist eindeutig einer meiner Favoriten. Hier style ich ihn mit einem Paar Louboutin Pumps, aber würde ihn genauso mit Sneakers tragen.

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Ich wünsche euch einen schönen Tag!

My travel recap of the second half of 2018

Towards the end of the year I still don’t know whether 2018 was a good year or not. On the one hand, I’ve learned so much this year. On the other hand, there were certain things that have blocked me all year round.

On behalf of my travels I can look back on wonderful memories. Compared to 2017 I traveled 80% privately in 2018. I refused a lot of press trips, because every day of my holiday was worth a lot, which I wanted to spend with friends and family (the limited number of vacation days is clearly a downside of working full-time). The trips in the second half of the year were relatively spontaneous and were mostly shorter week-end trips. Finally, I was able to relax on our Marrakesh trip, which really felt like a real vacation.

IBIZA
Spain

12.07 – 15.07

In July I flew with my girl friends from home to Ibiza. We had such a fun time on the island. Ibiza has definitely enchanted us in any case and I want to go back next summer to discover more of it.

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girltrip ibiza _ restaurants on ibiza beachclub
girltrip ibiza _ restaurants on ibiza beachclub
girltrip ibiza _ restaurants on ibiza beachclub

LAKE GARDA
Italy

20.07. – 22.07.18

A weekend on Lake Garda is always a must (mainly to visit my dad). Unfortunately, I only managed to fly down for a long weekend this year, which was clearly too short. Hopefully, there will be more times at Lago di Garda next year.

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MALLORCA
Spain

17.08 – 18.08

The weekend trip to Mallorca came relatively spontaneously. The best weekend of the year! It was all so perfect and calls for another weekend next year.

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palma de mallorca walking tour
palma de mallorca walking tour

THE BALTIC SEA
Germany

13.09 – 16.09.18

My co author Irina flew to the Baltic Sea in September and visited the ARBOREA Marina Resort Neustadt. Unfortunately, I have not made it to the North or Baltic Sea all summer long. And it’s only a three hours drive from Berlin.

LONDON
Great Britain

12.10 – 14.10

I haven’t been to London in ages. Finally, I managed to visit close university friends and combine it with a little birthday trip. The weekend was amazing.

Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Trip

SOUTH TYROL
Italy

19.10. – 21.10

A weekend in South Tyrol in autumn is always a must. Especially because we hold my annual birthday celebrations there (yes I love to celebrate that). In autumn South Tyroleans celebrate the special “Törggelen”, which comes close to Thanksgiving celebrations. You can read more about it here!

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MUNICH
Bavaria, Germany

10.11 – 11.11

Since leaving Munich for good I haven’t really visited it much this year. A close friend of mine celebrated her birthday and of course I would drive down for that. The weekend was beautiful – a late afternoon at Starnbergersee, a dinner at my favorite Indian place in Munich and a walk in the English Garden.

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MARRAKECH
Morocco

24.11 – 28.11

My girl friends and I had some spare holiday left and decided to fly to a warm destination once again. Marrakesh was just right – the distance and the temperatures. The new posts are still in progress, so I’m not going to spoil you with new pictures. Marrakech was as per usual a dream. Look forward to the new posts and tips!

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what to do in marrakech _ marrakesh _ marrakesch 5

TEGERNSEE
Bavaria, Germany

24.11 – 28.11

Right now I’m writing from the beautiful DAS TEGERNSEE at Tegernsee. I have another two weeks of holidays, which are perfect for two days of relaxation in the beautiful wellness area. More pictures will follow.

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Do you already have plans for 2019? I haven’t. I’ll definitely use my Christmas break for it now. In 2019 I would definitely like to do another longer trip. Who knows where…

I wish you a wonderful day!
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