Malay Asian Cuisine in Shibuya

There is a special place in my heart for Malaysia. I visited the country 3 times since I moved to Japan in 2008 and I always think about the amazing food I ate there.
I decided to try to find Malaysian food in Tokyo and stumbled upon Malay Asian Cuisine. The restaurant is a short distance from Shibuya station.

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Yoshimuraya ramen in Yokohama

On my first visit to Yokohama, I decided to visit Yoshimuraya (吉村屋), which is known as the birthplace of the Ieikei style ramen. Ieikei ramen is mix of tonkotsu style and shoyu style ramen with thicker noodles. I arrive during dinner rush and I had to wait a solid hour to get in.

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Lilo Coffee Roasters in Osaka

Lilo Coffee Roasters friendly little shop is a short walk from Shinsaibashi station and the busy shopping arcade. I visited the shop on while on my way to Kansai airport and I was surprised by the attention to details and the friendliness of the staff.

Lilo Coffee Roasters friendly little shop is a short walk from Shinsaibashi station and the busy shopping arcade. I visited the shop on while on my way to Kansai airport and I was surprised by the attention to details and the friendliness of the staff.

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Shake Shack in Ebisu, Tokyo

I remember waiting for more than hour to eat at Shake Shack after they first opened in Tokyo. Shake Shack are becoming more numerous in Tokyo and the Ebisu shop wasn’t as busy.

I remember waiting for more than hour to eat at Shake Shack after they first opened in Tokyo. Shake Shack are becoming more numerous in Tokyo and the Ebisu shop wasn’t as busy.

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Mocha Coffee in Daikanyama

Mocha Coffee is a small coffee shop located in the Daikanyama area of Tokyo. If you are not familiar with the geographic Mocha, it’s a port located on the coast of Yemen between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. Like the name might suggest, Mocha specializes in coffee from Yemen.

Mocha Coffee is a small coffee shop located in the Daikanyama area of Tokyo. If you are not familiar with the geographic Mocha, it’s a port located on the coast of Yemen between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. Like the name might suggest, Mocha specializes in coffee from Yemen.

Mocha Coffee from the street
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Maa in Maizuru

On a recent drive which took me from Fukui Prefecture to Tottori Prefecture for our annual crab pilgrimage, we stopped at the Tore Tore fish market in Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture. The fish market is a touristy affair and we decided to head out to find some other food. On the way out of the parking, … Continue reading “Maa in Maizuru”

On a recent drive which took me from Fukui Prefecture to Tottori Prefecture for our annual crab pilgrimage, we stopped at the Tore Tore fish market in Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture. The fish market is a touristy affair and we decided to head out to find some other food. On the way out of the parking, we spotted a hand-painted sign which promised halal food from Bangladesh. The cul-de-sac where we saw the sign led to a flight of stairs. We then proceeded to navigate a very narrow street which runs parallel to route 175 where we caught a glimpse of the restaurant but could not figure out how to get to the small street where it was located. After cutting through a parking lot, we ended up at Maa.

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Manu Coffee in Fukuoka in Tenjin and Yanagibashi

Manu coffee shop and roaster is a local Fukuoka brand.  I visited two of their branches recently. Yanagibashi shop The first shop I visited was the Yanagibashi shop.

Manu coffee shop and roaster is a local Fukuoka brand.  I visited two of their branches recently.

Yanagibashi shop

The first shop I visited was the Yanagibashi shop.

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