Pain Cafe Atelier

The Tsurajima area of Kurashiki is famous for renkon and huge factories.  Pain Cafe Atelier is a small bakery just off the Mizutama Bridge Line. It’s also the only restaurant within a walking distance from my house.

The Tsurajima area of Kurashiki is famous for renkon and huge factories.  Pain Cafe Atelier is a small bakery just off the Mizutama Bridge Line. It’s also the only restaurant within a walking distance from my house.

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L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Ebisu, Tokyo

Do you remember Julia Roberts eating delicious pizza in the Eat Pray Love movie? In the movie, she is visiting Naples and she eats pizza from L’Antica Pizzaria da Michele until she can’t fit into her jeans. Surprisingly, you can eat the same pizza (minus Julia Roberts) near Ebisu station in Tokyo.  

Do you remember Julia Roberts eating delicious pizza in the Eat Pray Love movie? In the movie, she is visiting Naples and she eats pizza from L’Antica Pizzaria da Michele until she can’t fit into her jeans. Surprisingly, you can eat the same pizza (minus Julia Roberts) near Ebisu station in Tokyo.  

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Natural Wine at Ahiru Store in Tokyo

I recently read Natural Wine by Isabelle Legeron with great interest. The concept of natural or raw wine was new to me and I immediately tried to source a bottle.

I recently read Natural Wine by Isabelle Legeron with great interest. The concept of natural or raw wine was new to me and I immediately tried to source a bottle.

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Seaside Uwakai Pension in Ehime

It’s our second visit to Seaside Uwakai うわかい in Ehime and I could not be more delighted to go back. This little family pension is located on the seaside between Uwajima and Yawatahama in Ehime Prefecture.   To access the pension, you will need to drive on the extremely narrow and windy route 378. If you … Continue reading “Seaside Uwakai Pension in Ehime”

It’s our second visit to Seaside Uwakai うわかい in Ehime and I could not be more delighted to go back. This little family pension is located on the seaside between Uwajima and Yawatahama in Ehime Prefecture.   To access the pension, you will need to drive on the extremely narrow and windy route 378. If you are a nervous driver or you are doubting your driving skills, you might want to skip this one.

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Scarecrow Coffee & More

Kurashiki is seeing some sort of rejuvenation with a lot of building restoring their storefront, Scarecrow Coffee & More is giving new life to an old liquor store.

Kurashiki is seeing some sort of rejuvenation with a lot of building restoring their storefront, Scarecrow Coffee & More is giving new life to an old liquor store.

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Spicy Spice: South Indian food in Okayama

I recently complained online about the relative homogeneity of the Indian food scene in Okayama and somebody pointed me toward Spicy Spice. I’m glad they directed my attention to this small South Indian restaurant located near the Okayama City Hall.

I recently complained online about the relative homogeneity of the Indian food scene in Okayama and somebody pointed me toward Spicy Spice. I’m glad they directed my attention to this small South Indian restaurant located near the Okayama City Hall.

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Soup Curry OSten

The food scene around Higashi-Okayama station is somehow limited, but OSten, which was recommended by a co-worker, offered a nice surprise. OSten specializes in soup curry, a specialty from Hokkaido.

The food scene around Higashi-Okayama station is somehow limited, but OSten, which was recommended by a co-worker, offered a nice surprise. OSten specializes in soup curry, a specialty from Hokkaido.

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Japanese Starbucks Sparkling Water Review

On my morning drive to work, I stopped at the 7/11 convenience store and found this new Starbucks sparkling water with green coffee extract and I could simply not resist.

On my morning drive to work, I stopped at the 7/11 convenience store and found this new Starbucks sparkling water with green coffee extract and I could simply not resist.

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