Hi, I'm Matt.
I'm a Japanese food blogger.
The food is Japanese.
I'm not. 😉
What's different about my Japanese food blog is the perspective.
Living in Japan for over 18 years has had a huge impact on my life and the way I eat.
It's funny to remember when I first moved to Japan.
I used to drink those giant cans of Coca-cola they sold in vending machines in the countryside. I bought pre-made spaghetti sauce at Beisei and ordered entire pizzas from Pizza-La just to eat by myself.
Fortunately, living in Japan has changed that.
Now, at 41, I'm in better shape than when I was 21.
I lost 20 lbs thanks to my younger Japanese girlfriend at the time pointing out that our age difference was a little too obvious.
Later, she said the real reason she mentioned something is because she said I smelled bad.
According to her, once I changed my diet, the smell went away.
I just smelled my arm now.
Smells pretty good to me. lol!
Back in 2015, I helped my roommate open up his French salad bar restaurant.
Initially, I started this blog with the intention to help promote the restaurant.
Then, I just remembered now, my second post was about my favorite bakeries around Omotesando. haha!
Over time, my diet became healthier.
Eating out on a low carb diet in rice-loving Japan wasn't easy.
I started cooking at home more and more.
And that's the short story of how 'eyes and hour' was born!