Gamou is a tiny, yet very popular udon shop just outside of Sakaide city on the way to Takamatsu on the island of Shikoku. Fans of Sanuki udon seem to hold this place in high esteem since there was already a long line of people waiting to eat at 8h30 in the morning!
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We got to Matsuura at 10h30, a full 30 min before opening time and we were shocked to see people already waiting. The restaurant looks like a private house lost in the parking lot of a drab factory, but yeah, appearance is often misleading.
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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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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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Is Kurashiki city in Okayama Prefecture turning into a pizza heaven? I use to swear by La Cenetta, but my visit to Cono Pizzeria, I added one more point on my good pizza map of Japan.
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Deep fried pork and ramen at Date are a minimalist statement of porky goodness. This tiny restaurant in Okayama city does only two things, but they are really good at it.
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My quest for Sanuki udon has taken me to great little shops all over Kagawa prefecture and Yamauchi udon shop is definitely worth the drive.
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Wake Pizza King looks like a big city restaurant that would have gotten lost in the countryside of Okayama Prefecture. Pizza King is proving once again that great food can be found in odds places in Japan.
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Mataichi ramen counter looks like it belong in Tokyo or Fukuoka, but it’s actually located right in front of Kurashiki station.
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About a week ago, my boss asked me if I wanted a bibimbap for lunch. I spent the whole week wondering how a burning bowl of bibimbap could be delivered to my desk, well I got my answer today.
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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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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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