Takesan Tei: Ishigaki yakiniku

Ishigaki Island is  the last frontier of Japan, a remote outpost closer to Taiwan than the main land. It is also famous for it’s beef and I had a chance to try it at Takesan Tei.

Ishigaki Island is  the last frontier of Japan, a remote outpost closer to Taiwan than the main land. It is also famous for it’s beef and I had a chance to try it at Takesan Tei.

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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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Marusa Ohmi Beef

When I left Moriyama after lunch for a long bike ride by the shore of Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture,  my goal was to get  to Nagahama city early enough  to secure a table at Marusa, a popular yakiniku restaurant. All I can say, the reward was worth the super windy 70 km bike ride.

When I left Moriyama after lunch for a long bike ride by the shore of Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture,  my goal was to get  to Nagahama city early enough  to secure a table at Marusa, a popular yakiniku restaurant. All I can say, the reward was worth the super windy 70 km bike ride.

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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.

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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