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Yum Cha Chats: Tokyo delights with Lastlings

Join us on a Tokyo food escapade with the Australian-Japanese duo

  • Lastlings
  • 23 August 2020

Sunday’s are hard but can be made easier with unexpected delights — so here’s some fluff to get you through it. Inspired by a recent jaunt for dim sum with Miss Yellow in Hong Kong, allow us to deliver a new edition of Yum Cha Chats — which means let’s go eat dim sum and drink tea in Cantonese. The series will dig into the obscure and tasty 'fillings' you never knew about your favourite DJs and have nothing to do with music — every Sunday. Best enjoyed from bed…

Brother and sister duo Lastlings caught our attention recently thanks to their newly launched live show that was built around the twin pillars of euphoria and tension. The Japanese-Australian pair’s music is moody, colourful and dynamic, and they make a contentious effort to veer away from the common dreamy-pop sound that they could easily fall into. Amy and Josh Dowdle are touted to be one of Australia’s biggest future dance music exports, once boarders open up. But while in lockdown in Australia, they’ve been reminiscing on their trips to Japan, and all that indulgent food they’re both very passionate about. There’s a good chance that when travel resumes to somewhat of a normal procedure again, you may just ending up bumping into Amy and Josh of Lastlings at one of these sumptuous food spots.

​Afuri Ramen

“This is a huge must if you love ramen. We get the yuzu ramen almost every time. Ooft. Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit that also tastes really nice in cocktails. They also have a shoyu-ramen that we highly recommend too.”

Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory

“If you are a fan of Studio Ghibli movies like we are, you have to go here! It is a two-story café in Setagaya City. Their Totoro shaped cream puffs are soooo tasty. Last time we tried the strawberry cream puff and the custard cream puff. They also have a Ponyo peach jelly but we haven’t tried that yet. You will have to go and let us know how that one tastes!”

​Tsukiji Seafood Market

“This is honestly heaven for all seafood lovers. We go with our mum almost every time we go to Japan. They have so many stalls that sell fresh seafood and there so many things to try. We usually go to this one stall that sells huge oysters. The sushi there is also really good. Highly recommend.”


“This Gyoza restaurant is located in Harajuku… and it’s the best Gyoza ever! So cheap too. If you go with another person, definitely order everything off the menu.”

​Commune food stalls

“If you want to eat outdoors somewhere this is the perfect place to go to. It’s a really cool food market in Omotesando. There are a few different options/stalls. We recommend the vegan food stall. Vegan Japanese food is TASTY! So, so good.”

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