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Moving my Blog I migrated my wordpress.com blog to wordpress.org You can now read Foodie Topography at http://www.foodietopography.com or http://www.foodietopography.net In Vietnamese, cha ca means fried fish. So when I ended up at a place in Hanoi called Cha Ca … Continue reading
When I heard that David Chang, the mastermind of Momofuku restaurant, created a magazine about ramen, I ordered it right away and awaited my copy of Lucky Peach like a kid waiting for Santa Claus.
We found a ramen shop named 止 by the side of the road just outside of Niimi in Okayama Prefecture. This single kanji means “stop” in Japanese and reads Tomare, a very short name for a great ramen place and one … Continue reading
The area around Niimi in Okayama Prefecture is famous for Chiya gyu, a type of Japanese beef known for its marbled meat which is very similar to Kobe beef.
I don’t know why, but Tsuyama in Northern Okayama Prefecture is the capital of horumon fried udon. It’s quite common for Japanese cities to build their reputation on a particular specialty, but it takes some gusto to build this fame … Continue reading