Risuke in Nara

Risuke is located about 20 km outside of Nara city and it turned out to be one of my biggest culinary surprise in a long time.  The unasuming restaurant is vedge between a few major family restaurants and a supermarket on one of the strip mall street you can find anywhere in Japan. But… Risuke … Continue reading “Risuke in Nara”

Risuke is located about 20 km outside of Nara city and it turned out to be one of my biggest culinary surprise in a long time.  The unasuming restaurant is vedge between a few major family restaurants and a supermarket on one of the strip mall street you can find anywhere in Japan. But… Risuke is not an ordinary restaurant!

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Morino Yoshino-Kuzu Honpo

The area around Yoshino in Nara Prefecture is famous for kuzu, a starch made from Japanese arrowroot.  Morino Yoshino-Kuzu Honpo has been making kuzu powder and sweets since 1616 and it is a must eat if you are anywhere near Nara.

The area around Yoshino in Nara Prefecture is famous for kuzu, a starch made from Japanese arrowroot.  Morino Yoshino-Kuzu Honpo has been making kuzu powder and sweets since 1616 and it is a must eat if you are anywhere near Nara.

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Awa Naramichi

Nara is one of these places that almost every school children in Japan goes to visit at one point and it’s a must see. On our first night in Nara we decided to go the locavore way with a friend who was born in Nara and went to Awa in Naramichi which is famous for … Continue reading “Awa Naramichi”

Nara is one of these places that almost every school children in Japan goes to visit at one point and it’s a must see. On our first night in Nara we decided to go the locavore way with a friend who was born in Nara and went to Awa in Naramichi which is famous for using the best  Yamato vegetables and meat.  Yamato is the old name of Nara.

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Kondou Tofu Naramachi

Tofu gets a bad reputation with reasons since the stuff we can find in supermarket is often bad and tasteless.   But if you happen to be visiting Nara, you are in luck my friend, Kondou Tofu restaurant in the  Naramachi neighborhood is the place that will change your mind forever.

Tofu gets a bad reputation with reasons since the stuff we can find in supermarket is often bad and tasteless.   But if you happen to be visiting Nara, you are in luck my friend, Kondou Tofu restaurant in the  Naramachi neighborhood is the place that will change your mind forever.

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