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60Asha MehtaLV.35 8 1
Ask the locals of Kyoto and they will definitely know Jumbo Okonomiyaki. The popular diner was one of the first things recommended to us by several of our buddies and even our teachers at the university, and so we immediately put it on our must-try list. And what a recommendation it was- tasty, c...more...
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60Shelli FrewLV.9 5 1
A bit of advice for Japan travel I was given that I always pass on to others is; Always Always Always stop at the tea shop! Many parks, temple grounds, and museums have little tea shops on their property.  Priced incredibly modestly at between 300-500¥ (2.50-4.50$) the shops are  a space to sit a...more...
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60Mike BosackLV.60 6 1
One of the essential varieties of ramen in Japan is Nagasaki Champon, and the most convenient place to enjoy this unique bowl of noodles is at a Japanese family favorite: Ringer Hut.  Ringer Huts have been a mainstay in Japan since the 1970s when the first shop opened in Saga Prefecture (adjacen...more...
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60Odigo TravelLV.64 8 1
Udon Kagawa is the Udon prefecture. You heard it right. Sanuki Udon, a variety of Udon, gets its name from the original name of Kagawa: Sanuki-han.  It is characterized by its simplicity. Typically served with noodles, some type of fried food, and chopped green onion. The taste comes from the so...more...
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60Mieke PetersLV.41 5 1
Happiness PuddingKurashikiAlthough not one of the biggest cities in Okayama prefecture, Kurashiki is definitely one of the favourite places of the Japanese tourists and even though often overlooked by Western tourists, definitely worth the experience if you are in the area. Kurashiki is the birt...more...
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60Mike BosackLV.60 26 3
While traveling in Japan, you may at first think it absurd to go out of your way to visit an Italian restaurant, but on second thought, you will probably remember that Tokyo is a venerable jewel for culinary adventures.  Japanese chefs travel far and wide to hone their skills and then, in true Ja...more...
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60Mike BosackLV.60 33 4
Friends, family, colleagues, and acquaintances who come to Tokyo for the first time always ask me the same question: where's a good place to enjoy real Japanese food in the city?  Seems like a simple question with a million different answers available in Tokyo, but let's unpack the question and s...more...
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60Kim BosackLV.66 130 7
When it comes to food combinations, there are certain things that people just know work together. Peanut Butter and Jelly. Macaroni and Cheese. But ice cream and bread? Sure -- ice cream sandwiches are popular in parts of the world, but this was a bit of a new take on one of those for me!This sto...more...
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60Mariko YLV.30 25 3
You might think of Nagasaki when you hear a word "Champon", and you'd be right. During period of national isolation, Nagasaki is the only open port for world trading so that there are many unique dishes that are combined with Japanese and foreign cuisines. Nowadays Champon is known as one of loca...more...
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60Asha MehtaLV.35 41 2
Nishiki Food Market is one of the best places to visit in Kyoto for a break between visiting temples. Nestled in a busy shopping district, it's a definite must-go for any self proclaimed foodie like myself. Before you enter, be warned- this street is really, really long and has lots and lots of f...more...