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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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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Takata Sairan Eggs

Eating eggs in Japan can leave the most adventurous eater shocked and scared. I arrived in Japan in 2008 and I can still remember looking in disbelief at somebody cracking a fresh egg into a bowl and dipping sukiyaki into it.  I was open minded, but eating raw egg was pushing it.   Takata Sairan specializes … Continue reading “Takata Sairan Eggs”

Eating eggs in Japan can leave the most adventurous eater shocked and scared. I arrived in Japan in 2008 and I can still remember looking in disbelief at somebody cracking a fresh egg into a bowl and dipping sukiyaki into it.  I was open minded, but eating raw egg was pushing it.   Takata Sairan specializes in serving raw egg over rice which is commonly know as tamago kake gohan.   Oh yes, I overcame my initial reaction… it’s delicious.

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Ao Baba: Vietnamese food in Okayama

Vietnamese food has been a staple of my diet until I moved to Japan.  I waited 9 long years for Ao Baba to open its door, it is safe to say that my craving for pho has finally been satisfied.

Vietnamese food has been a staple of my diet until I moved to Japan.  I waited 9 long years for Ao Baba to open its door, it is safe to say that my craving for pho has finally been satisfied.

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Cafe and Shop & Things @ Nap Village

Nap Village and the & Things cafe are located in Kibichuo on the narrow road 484.  I recently ended up in Kibichuo to pick up some blueberries and buy some cheese at the famous Yoshida farm. When it came to eat lunch, I remembered that & Things was no far from Yoshida farm.

Nap Village and the & Things cafe are located in Kibichuo on the narrow road 484.  I recently ended up in Kibichuo to pick up some blueberries and buy some cheese at the famous Yoshida farm. When it came to eat lunch, I remembered that & Things was no far from Yoshida farm.

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Negi Ramen in Higashi-Okayama

Negi ramen or ネギラーメン is a busy ramen shop located near Higashi-Okayama station. I visited the shop twice in the last 2 weeks and it’s a busy place. Like the name implies, they serve ramen with a lot of negi ( Japanese leek) and green onion.

Negi ramen or ネギラーメン is a busy ramen shop located near Higashi-Okayama station. I visited the shop twice in the last 2 weeks and it’s a busy place. Like the name implies, they serve ramen with a lot of negi ( Japanese leek) and green onion.

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Nan House

Nan House is a tiny Nepali/Indian restaurant located in the Nakaicho area under the shinkansen tracks between the Tsuyama line and the Sanyo line. I’ve been there twice for dinner  and I was surprised by the taste of their curry.

Nan House is a tiny Nepali/Indian restaurant located in the Nakaicho area under the shinkansen tracks between the Tsuyama line and the Sanyo line. I’ve been there twice for dinner  and I was surprised by the taste of their curry.

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