Tacoyaki was probably one of the first thing I ate when I arrived in Japan and I can still picture myself drinking a big sip of beer to cool down my mouth and wash away my first taste of katsuo bushi. Let’s just say that tacoyaki is growing on me and I was ready to try the famous Akashi-Yaki.
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Hishio ramen was recommended to me by a fellow English teacher and it took me a while to finally get to visit this stylish little shop a few steps away from the Takashimaya department store right in the center of Okayama City.
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Let’s start with the spoiler: I ate complete meal in the center of Okayama City for only 480 yen! I found Mitsuoka by spotting a line up in front of it and it piqued my curiosity.
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It somehow took me 4 years and countless trips to Kobe to finally eat the famous Kobe beef and it was a hell of a nice experience.
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Ramen Pub Tanc had been on my ramen radar for a while, but when I had a flat tire on my bicycle almost right in front of it, I decided that I would give it a try before getting my hands dirty.
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During my very short stay in Montréal, a lot of people mentioned this coffee shop located on Mackay street as the epicenter of good coffee and I ended up going twice, just to make sure they were right.
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Street food in a food court? Well… only in Montréal where the ridiculous ban on selling street food has been hurting a city that needs a big kick in the ass renewal. Grumman’78 Comptoir is a simple way to bring the stuff that could be bought from a truck to the masses.
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Caffè in Gamba has been in the Mile End for a couple of years, but I tried it for the first time on this short visit to Montréal.
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When I was still in Japan, I researched coffee shops in Montréal and Le Couteau seem to be floating at the top of the list of many people, so I took my jet lagged self to this café located on rue St-Denis, not too far North from rue Mont-Royal.
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I have anticipated this visit to Paul Patates Frites for a very long time. If you ask any Montrealer about their favorite place to eat poutine, you will never get the same answer, but if you ask me, I will tell you to go to Paul on rue Charlevoix in the South West of the island.
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On my first day in Montréal, I ended up at Boucherie Slovenia on St-Laurent street for lunch. I decided to start my gastronomic journey with a sure bet, and Slovenia did not let me down.
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My last Montreal meal was at Au Pied de Cochon and the rich artery clogging experience still lingers in my mind after 4 years living in Japan.
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