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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Yuen Kee

Chinese restaurants in Kobe are everywhere according to a jaded local resident I met during a meeting, but I was excited to find Yuen Kee (圓記) down a dark alley not too far from Motomachi station.

Chinese restaurants in Kobe are everywhere according to a jaded local resident I met during a meeting, but I was excited to find Yuen Kee (圓記) down a dark alley not too far from Motomachi station.

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Takimoto Yakiniku

Who the hell goes to a piggish dinner at 4h30 PM?  Apparently, there is a shit load of people who aren’t phased by the early hours in this deep suburb of Osaka.

Who the hell goes to a piggish dinner at 4h30 PM?  Apparently, there is a shit load of people who aren’t phased by the early hours in this deep suburb of Osaka.

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Kobe Plaisir: My First Kobe Beef Experience

It somehow took me 4 years and countless trips to Kobe to finally eat the famous Kobe beef and it was a hell of a nice  experience.

It somehow took me 4 years and countless trips to Kobe to finally eat the famous Kobe beef and it was a hell of a nice  experience.

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Cono Foresta Pizzeria

Cono Foresta pizzeria has recently opened inside the Hayashi Genjuro Shouten complex in the heart of the Bikan area in Kurashiki and it’s  a welcome addition in the Okayama dinning scene.

Cono Foresta pizzeria has recently opened inside the Hayashi Genjuro Shouten complex in the heart of the Bikan area in Kurashiki and it’s  a welcome addition in the Okayama dinning scene.

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Kokin Chan: First Yatai Experience in Fukuoka

Fukuoka has a vibrant street food scene and Kokin Chan yatai  is famous for yaki-ramen or fried ramen.

Fukuoka has a vibrant street food scene and Kokin Chan yatai  is famous for yaki-ramen or fried ramen.

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Miyamoto Motsunabe

Motsunabe is a Fukuoka speciality, if you have never heard of it, it’s a simple hot pot dish of offals cooked in a soy sauce based soup with plenty of garlic and garlic chive.   Motsunabe restaurants are legion in Fukuoka, but this time, we went to a smaller and less touristy place.

Motsunabe is a Fukuoka speciality, if you have never heard of it, it’s a simple hot pot dish of offals cooked in a soy sauce based soup with plenty of garlic and garlic chive.   Motsunabe restaurants are legion in Fukuoka, but this time, we went to a smaller and less touristy place.

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Hyotan Sushi

I really like sushi, but it seem that I don’t eat it that often since I arrived in Japan. I was really happy to threat myself with a nice sushi lunch at Hyotan during my latest visit to Fukuoka.

I really like sushi, but it seem that I don’t eat it that often since I arrived in Japan. I was really happy to threat myself with a nice sushi lunch at Hyotan during my latest visit to Fukuoka.

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Caféteria Restaurant in Yonago

Finding Caféteria was a great surprise, it’s an odd ball hiding in plain sight, a restaurant that could belong to any big city, yet it’s located in tiny Yonago.

Finding Caféteria was a great surprise, it’s an odd ball hiding in plain sight, a restaurant that could belong to any big city, yet it’s located in tiny Yonago.

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