Toushinden Yakiniku

Toushinden Yakiniku is located on route 30 not too far from route 2, if you are familiar with Okayama, this is the road that goes to Tamano.   It most definitely not centrally located, but it is worth the bike ride, the bus ride, the walk or anything that will get you there.   It … Continue reading “Toushinden Yakiniku”

Toushinden Yakiniku is located on route 30 not too far from route 2, if you are familiar with Okayama, this is the road that goes to Tamano.   It most definitely not centrally located, but it is worth the bike ride, the bus ride, the walk or anything that will get you there.   It was so good, I would probably go on a pogo stick if I had to.

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Yamachan Chicken Wings

Nagoya in a weird way seem to rhyme with chicken wings and  Yamachan is the chicken slaying bard of them all. A local friend took us to one of the numerous store in the city, this particular one was located a minute away from Nagoya station.

Nagoya in a weird way seem to rhyme with chicken wings and  Yamachan is the chicken slaying bard of them all. A local friend took us to one of the numerous store in the city, this particular one was located a minute away from Nagoya station.

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Yabaton Misokatsu

Nagoya has the reputation of being a heavy weight player in the B-1 gourmet scene in Japan and I finally had a chance to see what all the fuss was about.  I came back from Nagoya slightly fatter, but it’s worth the extra effort it will take to burn it off. Yabaton Misokatsu came highly … Continue reading “Yabaton Misokatsu”

Nagoya has the reputation of being a heavy weight player in the B-1 gourmet scene in Japan and I finally had a chance to see what all the fuss was about.  I came back from Nagoya slightly fatter, but it’s worth the extra effort it will take to burn it off.

Yabaton Misokatsu came highly recommended by a friend who lives in Nagoya.  You know it’s trouble when the logo of a shop has a sumo wrestling pig on it, but Yabaton is all about pig, more precisely, deep fried pork cutlet.

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Hori Okonomiyaki

Yes, it’s that time of the year again when foodie tourist from all over the place descends on the small village of Hinase on the coast of Okayama Prefecture to eat oysters and I would not miss this for nothing.  On this latest venture into oyster okonomiyaki heaven we decided to try a new place, … Continue reading “Hori Okonomiyaki”

Yes, it’s that time of the year again when foodie tourist from all over the place descends on the small village of Hinase on the coast of Okayama Prefecture to eat oysters and I would not miss this for nothing.  On this latest venture into oyster okonomiyaki heaven we decided to try a new place, Hori.

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Funamachi Akashi-Yaki

Tacoyaki was probably one of the first thing I ate when I arrived in Japan and I can still picture myself drinking a big sip of beer to cool down my mouth and wash away my first taste of katsuo bushi.  Let’s just say that tacoyaki is growing on me and I was ready to … Continue reading “Funamachi Akashi-Yaki”

Tacoyaki was probably one of the first thing I ate when I arrived in Japan and I can still picture myself drinking a big sip of beer to cool down my mouth and wash away my first taste of katsuo bushi.  Let’s just say that tacoyaki is growing on me and I was ready to try the famous Akashi-Yaki.

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Okayama Kyobashi morning market

I got a special place in my heart for food market, so I woke up at 5 AM on a grey Sunday morning and drove to Okayama City to try the monthly market held by the riverside right behind the Okayama Prefectural Office. Kyobashi Asa Ichi is held on the first Sunday of the month … Continue reading “Okayama Kyobashi morning market”

I got a special place in my heart for food market, so I woke up at 5 AM on a grey Sunday morning and drove to Okayama City to try the monthly market held by the riverside right behind the Okayama Prefectural Office. Kyobashi Asa Ichi is held on the first Sunday of the month while the Kurashiki morning market is held on the third.

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Indeira Ebimeshi

Ebimeshi which could be translated to “shrimp-rice” is a specialty of Okayama Prefecture and I had my first ebimeshi experience at Indeira in Okayama City.

Ebimeshi which could be translated to “shrimp-rice” is a specialty of Okayama Prefecture and I had my first ebimeshi experience at Indeira in Okayama City.

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Mitchan Okonomiyaki at Hiroshima JR Station

I have been a fan of Mitchan okonomiyaki for a long time, but it’s the first time that I pay a visit to this branch located on the first floor of the Shinkansen station of Hiroshima JR Station.

I have been a fan of Mitchan okonomiyaki for a long time, but it’s the first time that I pay a visit to this branch located on the first floor of the Shinkansen station of Hiroshima JR Station.

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Hiruzen YuuYuu Yakisoba

Hiruzen yakisoba recently won the gold chop sticks at the 2011 Himeji B-1 Gourmet contest and if you live in Japan, this means that this local specialty has suddenly become famous all over the nation and the crowd should follow soon.

Hiruzen yakisoba recently won the gold chop sticks at the 2011 Himeji B-1 Gourmet contest and if you live in Japan, this means that this local specialty has suddenly become famous all over the nation and the crowd should follow soon.

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