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 and Kurashiki on route 2.  I’ll be honest, I had a difficult time imagining that … Continue reading “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 and Kurashiki on route 2.  I’ll be honest, I had a difficult time imagining that a French restaurant could do business among the ramen and udon shop, but I guess I was proven wrong.

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Daruma Kushiage: Food on a Stick in Osaka

There is a special place in my heart for food served on a stick: corn dogs, lollipops or perfectly grilled yakitori, it’s just a great and easy way to put food into your mouth.  So it pretty obvious that I had to try kushiage on my last visit to Osaka. Kushiage or Kushikatsu is a … Continue reading “Daruma Kushiage: Food on a Stick in Osaka”

There is a special place in my heart for food served on a stick: corn dogs, lollipops or perfectly grilled yakitori, it’s just a great and easy way to put food into your mouth.  So it pretty obvious that I had to try kushiage on my last visit to Osaka.

Kushiage or Kushikatsu is a speciality of Osaka.  The idea is simple: impale some food on a bamboo stick, dip it in batter, deep fry it very carefully and serve it burning hot . It’s the perfect bar food!

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Link: Caffeine Heaven in the Osaka

Coffee is addictive and finding a place to drink some is  even more addictive. I’ve drank coffee pretty much every where I ever been and my last visit to Osaka brought me to Link Handmade Roast Coffee just off the popular Shinsaibashi.

Coffee is addictive and finding a place to drink some is  even more addictive.

I’ve drank coffee pretty much every where I ever been and my last visit to Osaka brought me to Link Handmade Roast Coffee just off the popular Shinsaibashi.

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Jean-Georges on the Bund

There is something about the Bund that gives Shanghai a special feel, like catching a glimpse of the Eiffel tower in Paris or walking on the Brooklyn bridge with the Manhattan skyline in plain view. During my stay in Shanghai, I just kept going back for a stroll on the Bund and I decided to … Continue reading “Jean-Georges on the Bund”

There is something about the Bund that gives Shanghai a special feel, like catching a glimpse of the Eiffel tower in Paris or walking on the Brooklyn bridge with the Manhattan skyline in plain view.

During my stay in Shanghai, I just kept going back for a stroll on the Bund and I decided to find a place to eat on the Bund.   The restaurant Jean-Georges located at No 3 in the Union Building immediately caught my attention.

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Bizen restaurant

My mother-in-law would simply not stop talking about a little restaurant located inside the Okayama fish market, so I gave in and went there this weekend. My wife simply told me: – I think you will like the place, it’s old and dirty in a good way.

My mother-in-law would simply not stop talking about a little restaurant located inside the Okayama fish market, so I gave in and went there this weekend. My wife simply told me:

– I think you will like the place, it’s old and dirty in a good way.