Yokohama, the second largest city of Japan, is an exciting city and known for its futuristic port, Chinatown and relaxed atmosphere. Good versions of this yoshoku (western-inspired Japanese cuisine) should not be over greasy, and are usually served with shredded cabbage and rice, curried to make Japanese curry katsu or sandwiched between fresh white bread with a delicious sauce to lap up. It is so popular that you'll find tonkatsu being made and served all over Yokohama, with one of my favorite spots being Katsuretsu An The English menu might be the initial drawcard, but that the friendly staff and great tonkatsu is what keeps the loyal patrons coming back for more.
Slandmarks of entry in the neighborhood are the famous chinese "gates" that can be seen in all the world's chinatowns, inYokohama there are four bordering the entire area, the North gate, South gate, East gate (also called Chouyoumon 中華街 食べ放題 おすすめ gate) and the West gate, but others can be found in front of the main streets of the neighborhood, for example the Zenrimon Gate, the Tenchoumon gate or the Ichibadori Gate (in the map at the bottom they are all marked).
Some of Chungking Chinese Sichuan's more popular banquet dishes include Lobster (or beef) in Taro Nest, Abalone Mushrooms with Baby Bok Choy in Oyster Sauce, Winter Melon Soup served in the melon, Sliced Abalone in the shell, Cold Appetizers served in the shape of a peacock, and a whole Ginger Scallion Fish.
Not just a place for buying great souvenirs and eat Chinese food, the area has grown so much in space and variety that you'll find traditional foods from all over Asia here, including Korean Barbecue, Vietnamese pho and banh mi, and Taiwanese dumplings.
Just as listening to Johnny Mathis on a dateless Saturday night had spread sweet melancholy among my University of Michigan dorm mates, so the rhythmic crooning of Ayumi Ishida's ballad of love and longing in Yokohama set off waves of romantic yearning among my Japanese co-workers.
5-minute walk south of Chinatown, in the district of Kotobukicho, one of the poorest neighborhoods (a slum) of Yokohama with a rather peculiar story behind, there are some particularly cheap hostels, the Hostel Village , the Porto Hostel , the A Silk Tree hostel This area is not dangerous.
You will leave Yokohama Chinatown with your ears ringing with bells, eyes burning with lights and stomach bursting with Chinese food. After a little break and satisfying your sweet-tooth, get back on the streets to check out one of Chinatown 's most famous and picture-worthy treats: the panda steam bun.
When it comes to enjoying Chinatown, it's the sampling of the various types of Chinese dishes. Thus, many Tokyo-ites were shocked, and not a little appalled, when they learned about American places such as David's Taiwanese Restaurant in Queens, where sushi and sashimi are served alongside Chinese food.
Ryushoki is a popular Chinese restaurant for their all-you-can-eat course with 138 items and is the origin of oven-grilled Peking ducks. The colour filled streets, shops and restaurants immediately transport visitors to the Middle Kingdom, but what completes the experience is the food.
Another cross-cultural dish is Boneless Japanese Eel with Vegetables in a sweet and spicy sauce. Call it The Little Noodle Dish that Could: the crunchy chow mein (known in Japanese as kata-yakisoba) at Bairan has ignited a passion that's spread far beyond Chinatown.
The neighborhood is very popular among the Japanese in particular for its excellent Chinese cuisine restaurants, as well as several cheap chinese shops. Typically, Japanese people drink a quick beer with their Chinese appetizers, then switch to Shao Xiang Chinese wine with their main courses.
Chinese town is indicated the place where the 2.2 square km of Yamashita-cho, Yokohama-city. This Chinese restaurant is a great option inside the Yokohama Landmark Tower. On the way back to Yokohama, I stopped by the Sankei-en Garden, a Japanese garden laid out in 1906 by a Yokohama businessman who made his fortune in the yarn industry.