During my brief visit to Estonia for an academic conference, I visited the Telliskivi area which is located in the vicinity of Tallinn main train station. The whole area is very different from the touristy old town and has a definite repurposed industrial air to it.Continue reading “Renard Coffee in Tallinn, Estonia”
Lilo Coffee Roasters friendly little shop is a short walk from Shinsaibashi station and the busy shopping arcade. I visited the shop on while on my way to Kansai airport and I was surprised by the attention to details and the friendliness of the staff.
I remember waiting for more than hour to eat at Shake Shack after they first opened in Tokyo. Shake Shack are becoming more numerous in Tokyo and the Ebisu shop wasn’t as busy.
Mocha Coffee is a small coffee shop located in the Daikanyama area of Tokyo. If you are not familiar with the geographic Mocha, it’s a port located on the coast of Yemen between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. Like the name might suggest, Mocha specializes in coffee from Yemen.
On a recent drive which took me from Fukui Prefecture to Tottori Prefecture for our annual crab pilgrimage, we stopped at the Tore Tore fish market in Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture. The fish market is a touristy affair and we decided to head out to find some other food. On the way out of the parking, we spotted a hand-painted sign which promised halal food from Bangladesh. The cul-de-sac where we saw the sign led to a flight of stairs. We then proceeded to navigate a very narrow street which runs parallel to route 175 where we caught a glimpse of the restaurant but could not figure out how to get to the small street where it was located. After cutting through a parking lot, we ended up at Maa.
Manu coffee shop and roaster is a local Fukuoka brand. I visited two of their branches recently.
The first shop I visited was the Yanagibashi shop.
Menya Kokoro 麺屋こころ was recommend to me by a Tokyo Institute of Technology professor while we were walking in the Ookayama area near the main campus. Since I will be spending a lot of time in this part of Tokyo for the foreseeable future, I would like to find as many good little places to eat. Menya Kokoro specialty is Taiwan Maze-Soba which is a form of soup-less ramen.
Pairon Honten 白龍 本店 located is a famous jya jya men restaurant in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture.
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.
Ikkaku chicken is legendary on the island of Shikoku. Personally, if I am not eating udon while visiting Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku, I am probably eating chicken at Ikkaku. The Dokigawa (Doki river) branch is the biggest Ikkaku restaurant I have visited so far and it’s busy.
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.