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Aya’s Kitchen: “Mexican style” Okonomiyaki
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Aya’s Kitchen: “Mexican style” Okonomiyaki

I was never a huge fan of okonomiyaki (savory Japanese pancake that has many variations) but I enjoyed eating it at home with my family- we would cook these pancakes on a portable skillet, in the middle of the dining table, and after eating one or two, finish the meal by cooking yaki-udon (stir fried … Continue reading

Travel Series: Osaka, Japan, Mashika
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Travel Series: Osaka, Japan, Mashika

Mashika/ましか 1 Chome-19-15 Edobori, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 550-0002, Japan 大阪府大阪市西区江戸堀1-19-15 +81 6-6443-0148 Mashika was probably one of my favorite places this whole trip even though we didn’t get to eat a full meal there. Before this we actually had dinner at an amazing hole in the wall shabu shabu spot, so we only … Continue reading

Travel Series: Kyoto, Japan, Gion Oowatari
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Travel Series: Kyoto, Japan, Gion Oowatari

祇園大渡 Gion Owatari Tel: +81-75-551-5252 Address: 570-265 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto Since it was my boyfriend’s first time in Kyoto (and Japan), naturally we had to have kaiseki. After a lot of research and discussion with my friend, Gion Owatari was at the top of our list, and I was informed that it has one … Continue reading

Travel Series: Osaka, Japan, La Cime
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Travel Series: Osaka, Japan, La Cime

Tel: +81-6-6222-2010 〒541-0048 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Chuo Ward, Kawaramachi, 3 Chome−2−15, 本町河野ビル1F We arrived in Osaka at 9am after a red eye flight from Singapore. Once we brought our bags to our friend’s place, we had no time to rest and headed straight to La Cime. I usually do a lot of research before choosing … Continue reading

Travel Series: Fujisawa, Japan, Fujiyoshi
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Travel Series: Fujisawa, Japan, Fujiyoshi

Fujiyoshi(藤よし) +81-466-26-6688 神奈川県藤沢市鵠沼石上1-5-15 My family has been a regular customer at Fujiyoshi for at least ten years now. My mother, who grew up in Fujisawa, came here first when she was in her 20s, but it was not until my parents moved back to Japan from Singapore, that we started frequenting the place again. We’ve … Continue reading

Travel Series: Tokyo, Japan, Yurakucho Bunka Yokocho
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Travel Series: Tokyo, Japan, Yurakucho Bunka Yokocho

Touhoku Mutsumi 有楽町文化横丁(ガードレール横丁) 東北 むつ味:+81-3-3597-7881 東京都千代田区有楽町2-1-1 インターナショナルアーケード Our flight arrived in Narita at around 9:30pm on a Sunday night so I knew we would have a hard time finding a place to eat. Tokyo may be known as the city that never sleeps but many restaurants are owned independently and they prefer to close on … Continue reading