Good Eats: Okonomimura (Hiroshima)

When in Rome, pizza is a must. And when in Hiroshima, you can't miss out on the local specialty of okonomiyaki. While you can find this "Japanese pancake" nearly everywhere in Japan now, the cities of Hiroshima and Osaka are known for their top quality okonomiyaki and it's always good to try it at the source.... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: Shikairo (Nagasaki)

Nagasaki is a bit of a culinary crossroads. As one of the only cities to remain open to trade during the Edo Era (1603-1868), it played host to Chinese, Dutch and the very occasional British trader. Thanks to those influences, the food scene in Nagasaki is pretty varied and incredibly tasty. One of Nagasaki's most famous... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: Kamo (Kyoto)

When I was in Kyoto last year, I was wandering the blocks around the main artery of Shijo-dori, looking for a washi paper store. I found it, a few blocks south of Shijo on Higashinotoin-dori. On the way, however, I passed a squat black building with a significant line of people waiting outside the door. A... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: Roppongi Nouen (Tokyo)

**Roppongi Nouen sadly closed its doors sometime in late 2015.** Roppongi Nouen occupies prime real estate in the party neighborhood of Roppongi, making it an odd place for a restaurant that glorifies farmers. Yet here you'll find a restaurant whose walls are made of packed soil and where an herb garden occupies a prominent position... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: Isoya (Kyoto)

I've been on a bit of a veggie kick lately. I've recently started juicing at home and I've always eaten a healthy portion of veggies on my plate for lunch, dinner and even breakfast (I'm a big proponent of spinach in smoothies!) but when I travel, it can be hard to feel like I'm getting... Continue Reading →

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