Yabaton Honten in Nagoya

I visited to the Yabaton Honten (Main store) during a recent visit to Nagoya to eat some misokatsu. Yabaton came highly recommended by Nagoya native. Nagoya is famous for its red miso which has a very distinct taste. Red miso is hard to describe, it’s much more potent then the stuff you would find in … Continue reading “Yabaton Honten in Nagoya”

I visited to the Yabaton Honten (Main store) during a recent visit to Nagoya to eat some misokatsu. Yabaton came highly recommended by Nagoya native.
Nagoya is famous for its red miso which has a very distinct taste. Red miso is hard to describe, it’s much more potent then the stuff you would find in generic miso soup and some people really can stand the taste.

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Char Siew at Medan Makan Boon Leong

By Luc Gougeon Medan Makan Boon Leong is a food court known for offering char siew for lunch and oyster omelette for dinner. The food court is located on Jalan Bunga Raya street and it’s a great option for either lunch or dinner.

By Luc Gougeon
Medan Makan Boon Leong is a food court known for offering char siew for lunch and oyster omelette for dinner. The food court is located on Jalan Bunga Raya street and it’s a great option for either lunch or dinner.

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Misokatsu Umenoki in Kurashiki

Misokatsu is one of these places that I walked by for many years without even noticing it.  It is located right in the heart of Kurashiki between the train station and the historical area of Bikan.  The restaurant is quite small and cosy.

Misokatsu is one of these places that I walked by for many years without even noticing it.  It is located right in the heart of Kurashiki between the train station and the historical area of Bikan.  The restaurant is quite small and cosy.

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Katsudon Nomura

Katsudon Nomura is just a short walk away from Okayama Station and I have to thank my friend Brian for bringing me to this porky delicious restaurant. Katsudon or deep fried pork cutlet is quite common in Japan, so it’s always a pleasure to find a place that makes this seemingly simple dish very well.

Katsudon Nomura is just a short walk away from Okayama Station and I have to thank my friend Brian for bringing me to this porky delicious restaurant. Katsudon or deep fried pork cutlet is quite common in Japan, so it’s always a pleasure to find a place that makes this seemingly simple dish very well.

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Yabaton Misokatsu

Nagoya has the reputation of being a heavy weight player in the B-1 gourmet scene in Japan and I finally had a chance to see what all the fuss was about.  I came back from Nagoya slightly fatter, but it’s worth the extra effort it will take to burn it off. Yabaton Misokatsu came highly … Continue reading “Yabaton Misokatsu”

Nagoya has the reputation of being a heavy weight player in the B-1 gourmet scene in Japan and I finally had a chance to see what all the fuss was about.  I came back from Nagoya slightly fatter, but it’s worth the extra effort it will take to burn it off.

Yabaton Misokatsu came highly recommended by a friend who lives in Nagoya.  You know it’s trouble when the logo of a shop has a sumo wrestling pig on it, but Yabaton is all about pig, more precisely, deep fried pork cutlet.

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Kappa Tonkatsu

Tonkatsu (Japanese pork cutlet) might not be the healthiest food around, but the tonkatsu at Kappa in Kurashiki is simply to die for if you will forgive me the cliché.

Tonkatsu (Japanese pork cutlet) might not be the healthiest food around, but the tonkatsu at Kappa in Kurashiki is simply to die for if you will forgive me the cliché.

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