Ikkataro at the Karoichi Fish Market

In Japan, if you live right next to the Inland Sea, well, you eat Inland Sea fishes.  It was only natural, after crossing the whole width of Japan to visit Tottori, that we stopped at the local fish market to eat the stuff fished in the Sea of Japan.

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Tokyu Curry

Curry might be the last thing you associate with Japan, but it’s has been a national favorite since it was first introduced by the British navy during the Meiji era and was adopted by the Japanese to a point where it is considered a national food.

Japanese curry is an historical and geo political culinary dream come true and Tokyu Curry in Hiroshima which was suggested by a friend who knows his curry and it’s a great place to try Japanese curry.

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Juu Hachi Ban Ramen: 18th Ramen in Fukuyama

I’ve driven in front of Juu Hachi Ban ramen shop for 3 years before trying it. The shop is located on route 313 in the center of Fukuyama city. I found this shop listed pretty high up on a Japanese ramen website, so I decided to give it a go.

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Kansha: Vegetarian Cooking in Japan

Let me start by saying that I am not a vegetarian, but I am very interested in vegan and vegetarian cooking.  I actually eat a lot of meat and it’s probably why this book interested me so much in the first place.

Kansha was written by the Japanese food specialist Elizabeth Andoh  and it is my first vegetarian cookbook.   Washoku, her previous book, dealt with fish and meat.

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