Kasaoka is the place your drive through between Fukuyama and Kurashiki, but since I work there once a week, I decided to explore a little.
The city is split in two by route 2 and the rail road track and it has a nice access to the Inland Sea. I went for a walk in the old inland area one more time because I get a kick out of these old commercial streets. The shotengai in Kasaoka is really old, it could easily be the set of a pre-war movie.
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I often have the impression that I am walking blind in Japan since I can swear that I have walked in front of 1518 Coffee Shop in Okayama City a couple of times without ever noticing it. Well… my wife apparently does not share my blindness and easily spotted 1518.
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I’ve been to Hirome Market in Kochi so many times that I have pretty much lost count.
We decided to pay a visit to the market before the winter and I was happy to discover fresh persimmon juice.
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After a day, I still have a lingering taste of garlic in my mouth and the feeling that I might have put a serious dent into my recent good eating behavior and this all thanks to a guy name Brian.
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Who the hell goes to a piggish dinner at 4h30 PM? Apparently, there is a shit load of people who aren’t phased by the early hours in this deep suburb of Osaka.
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Tacoyaki was probably one of the first thing I ate when I arrived in Japan and I can still picture myself drinking a big sip of beer to cool down my mouth and wash away my first taste of katsuo bushi. Let’s just say that tacoyaki is growing on me and I was ready to try the famous Akashi-Yaki.
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Hishio ramen was recommended to me by a fellow English teacher and it took me a while to finally get to visit this stylish little shop a few steps away from the Takashimaya department store right in the center of Okayama City.
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Let’s start with the spoiler: I ate complete meal in the center of Okayama City for only 480 yen! I found Mitsuoka by spotting a line up in front of it and it piqued my curiosity.
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It somehow took me 4 years and countless trips to Kobe to finally eat the famous Kobe beef and it was a hell of a nice experience.
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Ramen Pub Tanc had been on my ramen radar for a while, but when I had a flat tire on my bicycle almost right in front of it, I decided that I would give it a try before getting my hands dirty.
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During my very short stay in Montréal, a lot of people mentioned this coffee shop located on Mackay street as the epicenter of good coffee and I ended up going twice, just to make sure they were right.
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Street food in a food court? Well… only in Montréal where the ridiculous ban on selling street food has been hurting a city that needs a big kick in the ass renewal. Grumman’78 Comptoir is a simple way to bring the stuff that could be bought from a truck to the masses.
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