Nishiki is an old style yakiniku shop located near Niwase station on the old route 2 (now route 162). I wanted to visit this place for a long time since it’s in the same family as Taiko, my favorite shop in Soja.
When I saw the pictures of the Thali offered at Milenga appearing in my Facebook feed I became really curious about this new restaurant located in the Okayama Building.
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.
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.
French music, French magazines, French menu, French food, oh que oui!!! The new Breizh Café Crêperie located on the first floor of the new Aeon Mall is just like a little piece of France transplanted right in the heart of Okayama City.
When the Okayama AEON opened in early December 2014, I was a bit surprised to find La Mère Poulard restaurant on the seventh floor of this gigantic urban mall. La Mère Poulard is originally from Mont St-Michel in France and they also have a restaurant in Tokyo. I kept wondering about the choice of Okayama for second restaurant in Japan, but hell, it’s all the better for us.
Cafe Rico which is my go to coffee roaster in Okayama is now offering his freshly roaster coffee beans at Tokyu Hands which is located in the brand new Okayama Aeon Mall.
Boke ramen ( ぼっけえ らーめん) is a popular Okayama ramen shop which has been recommended to me by friends and students and I finally visited the shop on a cloudy Monday. I must start by saying that my friends and students were right on the money, Boke ramen is worth the hype.
I visited Yanagi in Niimi city for a second time to try the Fall menu or to be precise, the October menu since the chef changes the lunch menu every month.
I finally visited ベトコンラーメン or Betocon ramen and it took about 24h for the taste of garlic to very slowly vanish.
Tamashima city is not high on the list of places I would recommend people to visit if they have a very short time to spend around the Kurashiki area, well, that was until I was invited to Bingoya by my sister-in-law, a resident of Tamashima.
The Kurashiki branch of Ajisen Taiwan ramen has a been one of my favorite restaurant for several years and it was a given that I would eventually visit the Okayama city branch one of these day.