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.
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Pairon Honten 白龍 本店 located is a famous jya jya men restaurant in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture.
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Nagoya is a coffee town and it gave us the Komeda coffee chain which is sadly expanding all over Japan. If you are interested in drinking something else, Trunk Coffee might just be the place for you.
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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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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.
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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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Dantotsu ramen moved two doors down the same street and the good taste followed along. Dantotsu is my guilty pleasure and I was glad to see it in a brand new location. This is my second review, you can read the original here.
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Do you remember Julia Roberts eating delicious pizza in the Eat Pray Love movie? In the movie, she is visiting Naples and she eats pizza from L’Antica Pizzaria da Michele until she can’t fit into her jeans. Surprisingly, you can eat the same pizza (minus Julia Roberts) near Ebisu station in Tokyo.
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I recently read Natural Wine by Isabelle Legeron with great interest. The concept of natural or raw wine was new to me and I immediately tried to source a bottle.
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I’ve been in Okayama for 10 years and I am still waiting for a good soul to open a banh mi shop. On my last trip to Tokyo, the Ebisu Banh Mi Bakery just happened to be located right next door to my hotel is Ebisu, so I could simply not resist.
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Pizza Slice which is located in Shibuya between Shibuya and Ebisu station is the perfect pizza fix if you are nostalgic of sliced pizza.
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I finally made it to Taco Bell in Tokyo! I’ve been having a serious case of MOFO since Taco Bell came back to Japan in 2015 .
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