Bonenkai, which literally means “forget the year party” (bo=forget, nen=year, kai=party), is a Japanese tradition that takes place around December each year. Typically celebrated with friends and coworkers, it’s a way to commemorate the past year and almost always involves heavy drinking and/or eating. This year, the Foodie Adventure team decided to have our very own mini Bonenkai to celebrate all of our (well, mainly Gizem & Jackie’s) accomplishments this year. We ate, we drank, we took photos. Lots of them.
Nakameguro is a trendy neighborhood just next to swanky Daikanyama. It’s a great place to just take a stroll, either along the Meguro River or through its small streets lined with cafes & shops. I always feel a bit of imposter syndrome when I go, pretending that I’m much more sophisticated and fancy than I really am. It is also home to some of my favorite places to eat in the city. Below are my top 3 (in no particular order).