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We recently looked at a commercial in which model Miranda Kerr gives in to the temptation of a mouth-watering tonkatsu pork cutlet lunch. Kerr isn’t the only celebrity with a craving for Japanese cuisine, though.

Drew Barrymore is in Japan right now, and while we’re sure she’s got some sightseeing and interviews on her schedule, what she seems most fired up about is the food, as the actress looks to be on a mission to sample all that Tokyo has to offer her taste buds, from cheap ramen joints to Michelin-ranked fine dining.

Barrymore has been chronicling her culinary exploits through her Instagram account, marking updates with the hashtag #tokyofoodtour. The very first entry shows the star looking a little sleepy as she poses, chopsticks in hand, behind a balanced and beautifully arranged Japanese breakfast.

Next up, a stop by Sukibayashi Jiro, made famous by 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

▼ The famously strict Jiro even cracks a smile.

The actress isn’t solely interested in such exclusive establishments, though. As a matter of fact, she was up at about at 7 a.m. to stop by popular ramen restaurant Inoue, located in the Tsukiji neighborhood.

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Street Ramen breakfast 7am #tokyofoodtour

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▼ Yes, sushi is Tsukiji’s claim to fame, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find great noodles there, too.

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Nooooooooooooooooodles #tokyofoodtour

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Barrymore also stopped by a Tokyo shrine for a little spiritualism/digesting…

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A prayer for my girls. #tokyofoodtour

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…plus took time to pose with a fan.

The hidden drawback to Tokyo’s extremely diverse dining scene is that there’s so much good food to try, it’s hard to find time for all of it. It seems Barrymore knows that when you’re looking to maximize the variety in your meal, a visit to a robatayaki, a type of restaurant where customers can choose from a large number of small dishes, is in order.

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Robatayaki everyone ! #tokyofoodtour

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Japan doesn’t just have a deep food culture, though. A walk through Tokyo will present you with a staggering amount of beverage options, many of them waiting for you inside the city’s ubiquitous vending machines.

▼ Sure, the ice tea is great, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

And, like a true foodie, Barrymore remembers to save room for dessert, which on this day came from a Tokyo branch of American donut chain Krispy Kreme.

▼ We’ve got no answer for “Why not?” but Japan-only Easter chick and sakura donuts seem like pretty good responses to “Why?”

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Why not? #Krispykreme #tokyofoodtour

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Unfortunately, it looks as though the Tokyo portion of Barrymore’s trip to Japan is over, as the most recent photo of her Tokyo Food Tour has her posing in the middle of Shibuya’s famous Scramble Intersection with the caption “Sayonara! Goodbye Tokyo.”

We’re not sure where the actress’ travels are taking her next, but on the off-chance she swings by Tokyo again on her way out of Japan, we’re making the same offer to her that we did to fellow famous fan of noodles Keanu Reeves: Sit down for a chat with RocketNews24 about your impressions of Japan, and the ramen is on us.

Restaurant information
Inoue / 井上
Address: Tokyo-tom Chuo-ku, Tsukiji 4-9-16
東京都中央区築地4-9-16
Open 5 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Website (Tabelog)

Source: Toychan
Top image: Instagram (1, 2) (edited by RocketNews24)