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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.
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
The last time I went to Nagato in Yamaguchi Prefecture, I ate a very ordinary meal in a mall. This time around, my wife reserved at Zakuro (ざくろ）, a small restaurant own by a Brazilian woman and her Japanese husband.
I like nabe, I like ramen and the combination of the two is a pretty darn tasty idea. If you want to try this creation, you will have to travel to Susaki on the island of Shikoku.
It’s the second time that I visit Hirome market in Kochi City and it’s the second that I stumble out of this market a little tipsy with a post food-porn grin.
I have a feeling that a number of great coffee shop in Japan are often located in the most unlikely places and Cafe Tikal is no exception to the rule. This friendly coffee shop is hidden behind the gate of … Continue reading
The prevalent idea in the coffee drinking world is that fresher is better. I was proven wrong on my last visit to Tokyo when I stopped at the legendary Café de l’Ambre for a cup of their finest aged coffee.