Eat the Collagen: Say goodbye to painful collagen injections!
Why turned to needles, when you can enjoy a delicious meal made of collagen at a Japanese restaurant in the West Village that's scheduled to open next month.
The beauty-addicted have long loved collagen, rubbing creams into their skin and plumping up lips and cheeks with injections. Now there's a movement to eat the stuff. Himi Okajima, whose restaurant Himiyabi in Japan was one of the first to introduce collagen cuisine, will open Hakata TonTon in the West Village next month, where he'll serve foods rich in the protein responsible for skin and muscle tone. "Collagen helps your body retain moisture," Okajima says.