We parked our car at the small Motobu town market and waited in line under the pouring rain. A few minutes after we arrived, a long line formed behind us. Kishimoto Shokudo きしもと食堂 is probably the most famous sokisoba shop in Okinawa.
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On a recent trip to Shimane Prefecture, we made a very brief stop at Kuri Kuri coffee 栗栗珈琲 in Masuda.
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We decided to rent a small house in Motobu near the famous Churaumi aquarium, so we could explore a different part of Okinawa. Our small house seemed to be in the middle of nowhere, but Kanasandou turned out to be a short walk from where we stayed.
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Does airport food need to suck? If you are travelling to Hiroshima, the answer is a resounding NO! Just head to Mitchan on the second floor. You can’t miss it in the small Hiroshima airport.
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Vietnamese food has been a staple of my diet until I moved to Japan. I waited 9 long years for Ao Baba to open its door, it is safe to say that my craving for pho has finally been satisfied.
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During my last visit to Okinawa, I visited Mexico restaurant in Ginowan. Ginowan is located between Naha and Chatan. Mexico is a unique restaurant which serves only one thing : handmade fresh tacos. That’s it!
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Negi ramen or ネギラーメン is a busy ramen shop located near Higashi-Okayama station. I visited the shop twice in the last 2 weeks and it’s a busy place. Like the name implies, they serve ramen with a lot of negi ( Japanese leek) and green onion.
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Nan House is a tiny Nepali/Indian restaurant located in the Nakaicho area under the shinkansen tracks between the Tsuyama line and the Sanyo line. I’ve been there twice for dinner and I was surprised by the taste of their curry.
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By Luc Gougeon
Sushi Katsu is located right next to Kurashiki Chuo Hospital. The two are closely related in my mind since a sushi Katsu bento was the first thing I ate after my wife gave birth. It took a year, but I finally visited the restaurant that made that unforgettable bento box.
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Pizzeria Cerchio was originally a food truck before they opened their brick and mortar restaurant in Soja city. I once tried their pizza at an event and quite enjoyed it.
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By Luc Gougeon
Yamau coffee stand is located right the heart of the Bikan historical area of Kurashiki a short distance from Ivy Square and the Ohara Museum.
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On my way back from the Bikan historical area of Kurashiki, I stumbled upon Chat Orange, a tiny little shop selling banh mi, bagel and hot wine. The combination might be a little bit odd,however, I ordered a banh mi out of pure curiosity.
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