Good Eats: ShinYokohama Ramen Museum

Most foreigners think of sushi when they think of Japanese cuisine, but noodles are an extremely popular item here. There are your standard cold soba (buckwheat) noodles, your thick wheaty udon noodles (often served with tofu or vegetables) ... and then there is ramen. Nothing starts an argument faster in Japan than proclaiming one type... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: Zauo (Tokyo)

I've never minded having to work for my dinner and Japanese cuisine can be very hands-on. There's something rather satisfying to me about swirling my beef around the hot pot for shabu shabu or getting my vegetables grilled "just so" at a yakiniku restaurant. So imagine my excitment when I stumbled across Zauo, a restaurant... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: Senri (Kumamoto)

Admittedly, there isn’t a lot to bring a tourist to Kumamoto. From what I’ve seen of my new hometown, we’re good for a two-day visit and that’s probably it. But while you’re here, there’s a good chance you’ll check out the beautiful stroll garden of Suizen-ji. And if you do, I advise you to go... Continue Reading →

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