Good Eats: Kijiya (Hitoyoshi)

The trend in Japan lately is game meats. In the past year alone, I've had wild boar (inoshishi), deer (shika) and in Hitoyoshi, I got to add a new one to the list. Kijiya, an eatery on the Kuma river just outside the city of Hitoyoshi in southern Kumamoto, is one of the only places... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: A.K.A. (Kanazawa)

**A.K.A closed down for about 2 years (2014-2016) but now seems to be reopening/reopened closer to the Higashi-Chaya district near Share Hotels Hatchi. Check their website for details. For a small city on the Sea of Japan coast, Kanazawa delivers a weighty culinary punch. On my trip through the region in the fall, I researched... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: Torisei (Kyoto)

I always forget how much I like yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) until I have the occasion to eat it. There's a yakitori stand run by a delightful old man just around the corner from my home in Kumamoto. Occasionally, when I need something in a pinch for my daughter's school bento, I'll pop over there... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: Kebabooz (Fukuoka)

I'm sure you're all looking at the title of this post and saying, "Wha ... ??" That's pretty much the look my husband gave me when I mentioned to him that I wanted to hit up Kebabooz on my weekend in Fukuoka. Hunting for restaurants in my destination of choice is one of my favorite... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: Picchu (Sapporo)

UPDATE (Aug 2014) - Picchu has moved! You can now find it just a block from the Susukino metro station (Exit 2 or 4). Check the website for an updated map. __________________________________________________________ Sapporo is known for its beer, cheese and crab, and don't get me wrong, I ate my fair share on our trip to... Continue Reading →

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