When I parked at Tamachan more than a whole hour before the opening, I knew right away that is was not your average hole in a wall okonomiyaki spot. According to my wife, Tamachan is currently the king of oyster okonomiyaki in Hinase and it ranks number 1 on numerous websites.
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When it’s -1°C inside your house, it might be difficult to appreciate the Japanese winter, but I am always looking forward the coldest months of the year to go eat oysters in Hinase, a small harbor town in Okayama Prefecture.
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Fukuoka has a vibrant street food scene and Kokin Chan yatai is famous for yaki-ramen or fried ramen.
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Ebimeshi which could be translated to “shrimp-rice” is a specialty of Okayama Prefecture and I had my first ebimeshi experience at Indeira in Okayama City.
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Motsunabe is a Fukuoka speciality, if you have never heard of it, it’s a simple hot pot dish of offals cooked in a soy sauce based soup with plenty of garlic and garlic chive. Motsunabe restaurants are legion in Fukuoka, but this time, we went to a smaller and less touristy place.
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I have been a fan of Mitchan okonomiyaki for a long time, but it’s the first time that I pay a visit to this branch located on the first floor of the Shinkansen station of Hiroshima JR Station.
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I spent Christmas day on the road and after a couple hours of driving, I rolled in Tokushima city; I was hungry, a bit tired, but ready to eat the famous Tokushima ramen.
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Kobe is a great city for food, but if you are looking for a cheap deep fried bliss, Moriya butcher is the place you are looking for.
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Hiruzen yakisoba recently won the gold chop sticks at the 2011 Himeji B-1 Gourmet contest and if you live in Japan, this means that this local specialty has suddenly become famous all over the nation and the crowd should follow soon.
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I don’t know why, but Tsuyama in Northern Okayama Prefecture is the capital of horumon fried udon. It’s quite common for Japanese cities to build their reputation on a particular specialty, but it takes some gusto to build this fame cooking offals or as some might call it the “discarded bits”.
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