Tag Archives: Okayama

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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Ajisen: Taipei in the Heart of Kurashiki

I’ve been to Ajisen ramen  shop 4 times in the last month or so, it’s that good!   Ajisen ramen is often on my mind and as I write this, I am wondering when I can go back.  Why is … 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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Kurashiki Coffee-Kan

I have walked in front of this discreet coffee shop on numerous occasions without really noticing it.  Kurashiki Coffee-Kan is located right in the heart of the historic Bikan area of Kurashiki city in  Okayama Prefecture.  I think I might … Continue reading

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