Category Archives: Okayama

Ramen Tomare

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

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Chiya Gyu

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.

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Kuishinbo: Offal Gluttony in Tsuyama.

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

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Tacostyle: Tex-Mex Food in Okayama City

When I stumbled on the Tacostyle website http://taco-style.com,  I was shocked to have visited Okayama City for the last 3 years without knowing about this place. Mexican food is always on my mind, but I guess some places are hard … Continue reading

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Senya Ramen

Kojima is a small city in the shadow of the Seto Sea bridge not too far from Kurashiki city.  Once you go past the industrial waste land of Mizushima, Kojima feels like a breath of fresh air.

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La vie en Cafe

La vie en Café is located in  a very odd little building behind the Okayama City Symphonic Orchestra. If you spend enough time in Japan, you quickly realize that there is not many old buildings in  Japanese cities.  This building … Continue reading

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Chez Petit Lis: the Word is Fusion

French food in Japan, French restaurant in the middle of nowhere on the ever busy route 2, why not? I’ve driven in front of Chez Petit Lis a couple of time without even considering stopping there, it’s located between Fukuyama … Continue reading

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