Their food was lavishing stuff, but the price was not. JPY1500 for scallop sashimi + seafood shabu shabu set! Amazing local seafood specialty restaurant in this sleepy town famed for scallop and sea urchin. Sexy Japanese food alert!
I love tiny places 😀 I found this little home style store via reading a Japanese local paper. So glad that I persevered and found this place.
This restaurant had it all going. Ninja waitrons, Ninja receptionist, trap doors, magic scrolls, magic show, ninja themed food…
Exclusively Hakodate, Hokkaido! Holy grail burger of Japan. This is a food coma post. See, happy food doesn’t have to cost £120+ 😉 I can’t take credit for finding this one. It was a tip from a local friend.
How to start this one? I was craving for some ramen… WHAT on EARTH were they doing?!?!?!?!
First of all, the original Hakata concept was simplicity and rustic feeling. So WHY on earth did they glam up and botox the London branch? That’s right, I felt that they’ve BOTOX the place.
One of Kumamoto’s famous dish is Sakura meat. This dish is particularly close to home for Aso. This will fall under Kyoudo Ryouri 郷土料理; regional / local dish . Some may find this hard to stomach, but this is actually
Easy to over look this little patch of delightful things. French – Japanese fusion artisan bread store in a middle of no where. Lucky for me, I found it LOL. Honestly did not expect to find bread in a clearly rice dominate farm area. It was a good break to non-stop rice dishes. This store only used local Kumamoto flour 😀 support local farms.
This started off as a travel blunder… we arrived off peak and when the whole avenue (feature of the town) was closed. It was my fault, we finished with Conan museum early and I thought we could squeeze it in. So typical of me. For Japan, I really do tend to arrive first and think later. Most of the time it works like a charm. There’s so much information pamphlet locally that it has never been necessary.
Hakodate’s morning market 函館朝市. On the breakfast menu: fresh hanasaki crab 花咲かに (summer only), hairy crab and long leg monster crab.
The guy who helped me opening the hanasaki crab has mad skills. He cut the spikey shell into easily edible bites within 2min. **Don’t try this at home without a heavy duty glove. Those spikes can really hurt.
Nakano udon school 中野うどん学校 is located in Kotohira 琴平町, just outside of Takamatsu 高松市. This small town has it all going – shrine, onsen and lots of sanuki udon eateries. Kotohira is mainly known for its shrine, Kompirasan daigongen 金刀比羅宮… in short, it is the shrine with a 785 steps hike (people are so faithful). I will write about this shrine later. For now, it is all about the udon making experience.
The class is in 100% Japanese, but the teacher is well experienced in body language; no problem at all 🙂 The chef goes on to explain how to make the dough and the saline solution.