Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories is a great Japanese TV show on Netflix. If you had the chance to watch Samurai Gourmet already, it is a similar type of show. Both shows are based around food, and they use food as a vehicle to explore different parts of character’s lives and backgrounds.
I really enjoyed this show because it was really satisfying to watch them cook all of the different dishes at the diner; each episode has a main dish that represents something in a character’s life.
Unlike other TV shows though, Midnight Diner episodes are not really connected to each other; other than the main character (the owner of the diner), and a couple of other supporting characters, there is a new cast each episode. Each storyline is different, but I found them all to be really interesting and of a similar level.
Overall, there are two seasons of 10 episodes each, and each episode is 25 minutes or so. I think this is a show that you can watch one episode a day for a month or so, and it will continue to grow on you over time. It is definitely a super easy to watch, relaxing show, and I would highly recommend it if you are a foodie or just someone who loves Japanese culture.
Midnight Diner Recommendation Rating: 4.5
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!