I hesitated between ramen and burger, but the enthusiastic review of Eataku that lead me to Blacow near Ebisu station.
After waking up quite early in a Tokyo , I decided to head to the famous Blue Bottle roastery near the Kiyosumishirikawa station.
Oddly enough, you won’t find any stairs at L’escalier, but you might end up eating a great meal. I stumbled upon this place a few years ago while cycling but just recently paid a visit to this modern French restaurant.
When I googled up Malacca , I found that the city was famous for chicken rice ball and by luck, one very early morning, I ended strolling aimlessly in front of Kedai Kopi Chung Wah on Jonker street. The open door and the absence of a huge line just drew me in.
We spent 5 days in Malacca which turned out to be a long and boring 5 days filled with amazing food. Malacca or Melaka is a stunning beautiful city, but you can visit everything in 2 days. We started and ended our visit to Malacca with the life changing Pak Putra tandoori chicken. Yes, tandoori chicken can be this good!
Malacca or Maleka is a small jewel of a city which can quickly turn into a tourist trap. During my stay, I fell in love with Restoran Vazhai Elai which specialises in banana leaf curry. The restaurant was a short walk from our tiny hotel and about 25 min on foot from Jonker Street.
The Mugshot in Georgetown is conveniently located on Chulia street right in the heart of the backpacker district and almost right across from the wantan mee stall I love so much.
サルビア珈琲 or Salvia coffee is a shop located in Yasugi, Shimane Prefecture. Yasugi is a town between Matsue and Yonago. Yasugi has no major attractions, but I somehow end up going there quite often: good onsen, good soba and amazing coffee.
Maruya is a cosy restaurant and pension in the bay of Shibayama where I enjoyed an amazing crab meal last winter. Since then, I promised myself to try their summer food and spend the night.
Coutume Cafe, the coffee shop which originated in Paris in 2010, has landed in the depth of the Osaka underground city. It was a nostalgic visit, since I lived in Paris a few years ago, way before the arrival of the first Starbucks or anything ressembling the new Parisian third wave.
If you are not familiar with the Fukuoka food scene, a yatai is a traditional food cart which can be found at night time all over Fukuoka. While some of them are very centrally located, on my latest visit to Fukuoka, I decided to give Hanayama a try after reading about it in Fukuoka Now.
Ishiharu udon is a small shop located between Kojima and Tamano city. It’s technically on the Kojima side on a very narrow side road so small that you will miss it if you blink, but rest assured, it’s worth the u-turn.