When I decided to find Orizuru coffee with the help of my friend Brian, I was not too sure where to start. The owner of Blue Mountain Coffee Shop in Kasaoka had highly recommended me Orizuru, but he had simply told me it was near the big department store in front of Okayama station. Luckily, we spotted the shop right after lunch and it’s not the easiest place to find.
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I ended up at Tooth Tooth Maison when my plan to visit E.H. Bank restaurant in Kobe fell short because some rich bastards had rented the whole place for a wedding party. I scanned the street and spotted this beautiful renovated house which turned out to be the new headquarter of the Tooth Tooth pastry empire.
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Neighbor Coffee Company and it’s minimalist website popped on my coffee radar about a year ago, but since I rarely go to Kojima, I never had a chance to pay a visit.
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Yes, it’s that time of the year again when foodie tourist from all over the place descends on the small village of Hinase on the coast of Okayama Prefecture to eat oysters and I would not miss this for nothing. On this latest venture into oyster okonomiyaki heaven we decided to try a new place, Hori.
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It was a very cold January day when I spotted Cafe Kona Queens on the nice Samcheong Dong street. I will be honest, I wish I would have never looked into this direction.
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If you don’t speak French, l’Usine means factory in English and it’s a word to remember if you visit Ho Chi Minh.
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I have to thank the owner of Tsuji coffee in Kasaoka for sending me to Blue Mountain Coffee Shop. This coffee paradise is so well hidden in the depth of Kasaoka that I would have probably never stumbled upon it without his precious help.
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I am pretty sure that you don’t equate Vietnam with mind blowing yogurt and dairy; I certainly didn’t until I visited Kim Thanh in Ho Chi Minh.
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When I read about Koto Saigon restaurant before leaving for Vietnam I was sold to the idea of a restaurant helping disadvantaged kids get ahead, but once I got there I was convinced that the idea is a success.
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Vietnamese coffee in all its sweet glory has always been a favorite of mine and when I am in Vietnam you can rest assure that I indulge freely in this simple pleasure. Coffee is everywhere in this country and the king of coffee is undeniably Trung Nguyen Coffee.
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I had my first Vietnamese vegetarian/vegan meal two years ago in Hue and I decided to start this new year with a pho chay. I found this pho place on the great gas.tron.o.my food blog and I am very thankful.
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Street food in Vietnam is pretty much everywhere since every inches of empty sidewalk is an excuse for delicious food. I have often seen these ladies making cookies on a portable charcoal stove and I finally tried it.
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