It’s our second visit to Seaside Uwakai うわかい in Ehime and I could not be more delighted to go back. This little family pension is located on the seaside between Uwajima and Yawatahama in Ehime Prefecture. To access the pension, you will need to drive on the extremely narrow and windy route 378. If you are a nervous driver or you are doubting your driving skills, you might want to skip this one.
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Winter in Japan is the season of delicious crab. For the second year, my whole family headed down to Iwami town in Tottori prefecture to eat some crab.
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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.
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Shirasu or whitebait is something better eaten fresh and there is no better place than the the Sadamisaki peninsula in Ehime Prefecture to try this tiny little transparent baby fish. Sadamisaki is a long narrow peninsula extending toward Kyushu Island and quite a nice drive on route 197.
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Yes, it’s that time of the year again when foodie tourist from all over the place descends on the small village of Hinase on the coast of Okayama Prefecture to eat oysters and I would not miss this for nothing. On this latest venture into oyster okonomiyaki heaven we decided to try a new place, Hori.
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In my mind Quan Thuy 94 Cu is just crab 94, a number that will forever resonate with one of the best meal I had in Vietnam. It was so good, I actually went twice just to make sure I wasn’t dreaming the first time.
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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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The last time I went to Nagato in Yamaguchi Prefecture, I ate a very ordinary meal in a mall. This time around, my wife reserved at Zakuro , a small restaurant own by a Brazilian woman and her Japanese husband.
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Bring it on Pusan! I almost never shy away from a foodie challenge and I was ready to face the almighty sashimi on my second visit to Korea this last May.
Pusan is right across the sea from Fukuoka and I could not resist the attraction of fresh sea food and kimchi.
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