The father-son duo went on a food odyssey of epic proportions.

Last year, David Beckham’s son Brooklyn showed his love for Japan, and its food culture, by ordering thousands of pieces of traditional candy from a local artisan sweet maker. While that didn’t quite go according to plan, the 19-year-old is now living his food dream on a trip to Japan, visiting some of the country’s best restaurants and dining on some epic meals with his father, which are making Brooklyn’s 11.2 million followers drool on Instagram.

Brooklyn posted the two photos above on his Instagram account on 23 May, kicking off his visit to the country at Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo’s posh Ginza district, saying “Wow.. my dad promised me he would bring me here, and today he surprised me with the most amazing dinner ever. Thank you very much Jiro son [sic] ❤

Brooklyn’s father, who attended the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at England’s Windsor Castle on 19 May, looked chuffed to be fulfilling his promise to his son, as the two dined in what looked to be a closed-to-the-public affair. Like former U.S. president Barack Obama, David Beckham has dined on sushi made by the legendary Jiro on previous visits to Japan, so it must’ve been a treat for the retired footballer to share the experience with his son.

One sushi meal wasn’t enough for the father-son duo, however, as they stopped by the 2-Michelin starred Umi, located at Gaiemmae in Aoyama, for another high-end sushi experience.

The chefs here were happy to give their famous guests a show, which Brooklyn shared with his followers online. 32-year-old Nakamura, who served Brooklyn and his dad in the video, has been making a name for himself in the local and international community as an exceptionally skilled – and highly entertaining – sushi chef.

Dad David described his experience at Sukiyabashi Jiro and Umi as “Two meals I will never forget with my big boy.”

The warm hospitality of the staff at the restaurants the two visited seemed to be one of the highlights for Brooklyn, as he continued to post entertaining shots of his travels on Instagram.

The man giving the peace sign on the right in the photo above is actually Japanese comedian Purikin Takamichi, who was so happy to meet the famous duo that he shared a few of the photos on his Twitter account.

“I was doing some part-time work at a sushi restaurant at Tsukiji when David Beckham and his son came in! I thought they were taking some photos of the restaurant’s interior so I decided to strike some poses. Then Brooklyn posted this picture on his Instagram account! Thank you!!”

The sushi restaurant the two were eating at was Daiwa Sushi, a Tsukiji fish market stalwart that’s so popular people often have to line up to get in. Usually it’s the customers who are thrilled to dine here, but this time it was the staff who couldn’t contain their excitement.

“David Beckham in Daiwa Sushi!”

After visiting three of Japan’s most famous sushi restaurants, David and his son switched things up by enjoying some sea urchin and juicy wagyu beef at Wagyu Mafia the Butcher’s Kitchen in another posh part of town, Nishi-Azabu.

Wagyu Mafia also shared an image of David and Brooklyn on their Instagram account, thanking them for “supporting wagyu (and uni [sea urchin] and wasabi)”. By the sound of things, Wagyu Mafia will be taking over London soon.

While the two stars got some epic meals in, they also managed to see the sights around town and fill up on some culture, visiting renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami at Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Minato Ward’s Motoazabu district.

▼ Murakami was clearly impressed with at least one of them here, saying “He was just beautiful beautiful beautiful!”

Now that Brooklyn has dined out on some of the best meals the country has to offer with his dad, his famous siblings, 15-year-old Romeo, 13-year-old Cruz and 6-year-old Harper, might be the next Beckhams accompanying dad on his next Japan visit.

So, David, if you’re reading this and need some more ideas for sushi restaurants to try around town, feel free to follow Mr Sato’s advice and check out these suggestions!

Source: Net Lab
Featured image: Instagram/brooklynbeckham