In Tokyo, a Taste of Brooklyn

Inside Fort Greene Restaurant


“…more of a curated selection of Asamoto’s own tastes and talents–antique typewriters, overflowing breadbaskets–where Brooklyn is only one factor. The food, for example, leans more toward duck terrine, roast pork, and the complex French wines he served while working in the kitchens of Normandy and Alsace. The music on the record player is the kind of deep-cut jazz, soul, and ska that moves many eBay units to and from the Japanese archipelago. The ambiance, I was told one night by my dining companion–a native New Yorker–is definitely Brooklyn.”

Read the entire piece at Bon Appetit

Fort Greene, a Tokyo Restaurant Inspired by the Brooklyn Neighborhood: BA Daily: Bon Appétit

About Jason Andrew Jenkins

In 1997, Jason left his home near Atlanta for a year abroad. He liked it so much that he never went back. After three years in Taiwan and 13 years in Japan, he and his wife quit their desk jobs in Tokyo, pulled their kids out of local schools and traveled as a family for six years, living in Malaysia, Spain, and Mexico along the way. They returned to Japan — Osaka this time — in the summer of 2019. Jason loves Google Maps, carry-on luggage, and most dishes registering on the Scoville scale.
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