Coutume Cafe, the coffee shop which originated in Paris in 2010, has landed in the depth of the Osaka underground city. It was a nostalgic visit, since I lived in Paris a few years ago, way before the arrival of the first Starbucks or anything ressembling the new Parisian third wave.
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If you are not familiar with the Fukuoka food scene, a yatai is a traditional food cart which can be found at night time all over Fukuoka. While some of them are very centrally located, on my latest visit to Fukuoka, I decided to give Hanayama a try after reading about it in Fukuoka Now.
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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.
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By Luc Gougeon
Drift Magazine is a new magazine about coffee originating from NYC which I found out about on Sprudge a while ago. I missed a chance to read their first New York issue, but I ordered the second one knowing that it would be about Tokyo.
(Drift #2 in my garden)
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My coffee adventures in Malaysia has been a serie of hit and misses. The small Toh Soon Cafe in Penang is must try if you want to drink the best of kopi.
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Up in the hills of Penang, tourist and locals are flocking to visit Kek Lok Si Temple. The huge temple is a thing of beauty and it offers a great view of Georgetown.
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Cathay Mee Goreng stall is a couple minutes from the center of the new town.
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Come night time, this famous wantan mee stall was easy to spot. It was easily the busiest stall on Lebuh Chulia street.
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Misokatsu is one of these places that I walked by for many years without even noticing it. It is located right in the heart of Kurashiki between the train station and the historical area of Bikan. The restaurant is quite small and cosy.
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Tamashima is right across from the bridge where I live and when I found out that a new pizza shop opened right next to the Marunaka grocery store, I pressed my wife to make a reservation at Pizza Liberta.
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Foh San is a mega sized dim sum restaurant in the heart of new Ipoh. It’s very popular and very crowded.
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We only spent a couple of days in Ipoh, but my wife insisted and braved the heat so she could drink some soy milk at Funny Mountain. Considering how much she hates walking in the sun, this is just one proof and and a testament to the amazing good taste of Funny Mountain.
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