Koba Coffee is a brand new coffee roaster located in the heart of the old Bikan area in Kurashiki. It’s a bit on the edge of the old historic area on one of the smaller streets near Ivy Square, but it’s worth the trip. Kurashiki is such a nice place, so it’s always fun to play tourist in my own town.
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Katsudon Nomura is just a short walk away from Okayama Station and I have to thank my friend Brian for bringing me to this porky delicious restaurant. Katsudon or deep fried pork cutlet is quite common in Japan, so it’s always a pleasure to find a place that makes this seemingly simple dish very well.
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Union bread is not open anymore… they closed down in March 2017.
Union Bread has been for a couple of years my go to place in Kurashiki for great bread, but I somehow never posted anything about it. It’s not too late to recommend this great little bakery built inside two shipping containers.
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When I left home this Saturday for a dinner with my family in Kurashiki, I didn’t really know where I was going. Let’s call this a culinary blind date and Restaurant Vingt-Cinq which means “25” in French turned out to be an awsome date.
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If you have ever driven in close proximity of the Kasaoka Horseshoe Crab Museum, you probably noticed Miyama Ramen. Just stop, this place is GOOD!
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I recently wrote about a nice little beer shop located in Kurashiki and they recently moved right in the heart of Bikan in the former Kibidote bar.
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McDonald’s Japan has recently started to offer the Mega Potato which is two large fries combined in one big package. At 490 yen, the Mega Potato is much cheaper than ordering two large fries.
While the food covered on Foodie Topography is often healthy, this is certainly not the case.
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Onsaya café recently opened a new shop in Toiyacho and it’s very different from the original shop located near Okayama station.
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Kurashiki Beer Tei as moved to a new location.
Read about it HERE.
Kurashiki and especially the Bikan area are a major tourist magnet and I love to play tourist in my own town. I discovered Kura Beer Tei by reading a tourist guide about Kurashiki while sipping a cafe latte at Cafe Mugi. I think this little beer shop will make a lot of us happy.
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I don’t often watch Japanese TV, but last night I saw an interesting segment on a news show about a new Starbucks concept store which recently opened in Tokyo, it’s called Inspired by Starbucks. The CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, was there for the opening.
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Ise Shrine in Mie Prefecture is probably one if the most sacred shinto site in Japan and it also has one of my favorite sweet, the famous Akafuku.
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Tofu gets a bad reputation with reasons since the stuff we can find in supermarket is often bad and tasteless. But if you happen to be visiting Nara, you are in luck my friend, Kondou Tofu restaurant in the Naramachi neighborhood is the place that will change your mind forever.
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