Ichiban Shokuji Dokoro or 一番食事処 is located in Mizushima part of Kurashiki. The shop name means “the best place to eat” They serve Hakata style ramen and it was recommended by somebody who is from Kyushu. If you are familiar with the area, it’s located a minute from the Tsutaya movie rental shop.
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I read about Dispatch Coffee in the coffee press . I knew I had to visit Dispatch coffee as soon as I arrived in Montreal. I visited the main coffee shop and roastery located on St-Zotique West street. The area is mostly commercial and feels a bit like it’s the middle of nowhere, but it’s worth the visit.
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Mitchan okonomiyaki has always been one of my favorite in Hiroshima city and the new Miyabi branch located on the 10th floor of the Sogo department store brings this Hiroshima speciality to another level.
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Caffe San Simeon was my surprise coffee discovery. I have walked in front of it for many years and never noticed it. I guess that Caffe Italia was my unique destination in Little Italy and never gave two shits about other places.
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Schwartz’s is truly an institution in Montreal. It was way high on my list of places to visit and I came out with a renewed appreciation for this restaurant.
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I ended up going to eat pho at Thanh Long twice during my visit to Montreal. The shop which is located next to the iconic Foufounes Électriques bar has been my go to place for as long as I remember.
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I never ate a banh mi in Montreal before I left for Japan in 2008 but they seem to be every where now. I decided to skip the fashionable fusion banh mi places to eat the real thing at Hung Phat on St-Denis street just off Jean-Talon street.
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I stumbled on Myriade on my first day in Montreal and a gem of coffee shop like this could easily be over seen considering the fact that it’s hidden in the basement of a clothing store on Ste-Catherine street.
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I’m not familiar with Ottawa, I’ve been there only a few times, but I trusted a friend who was born and raised in the city when she suggested Origin Coffee which is located in the popular Byward Market area.
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I found Bánh Mì Hòa Mã thanks to the great Migrationology website which chronicles the foodie journey of Mark Wiens. Banh mi op la is the Vietnamese version of oeuf au plat. All in all, this is a deconstructed breakfast version of the popular banh mi sandwich.
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Tairyuken (大龍軒) is an old Chinese restaurant located in Kurashiki. The restaurant is only a few minutes from my house, but this is really out of the way if you are not from the Mizushima or Tamashima area.
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When I last visited Fukuoka, the city was taken over by 35 000 members from Lions Club International. The Lions Club could not have picked a better place to hold their meeting. I was in the city for a very short business trip and I decided to try a new ramen shop.
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