Monthly Archives: August 2012

Osaka: I never thought I would say this in Japan but…Order the rolls, not the nigiri

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Kaiba Sushi – Ever since my family and I first arrived in Osaka for our trip to Kansai, I had been looking  for a traditional sushi restaurant where I could have a proper sushi meal.  I asked the ‘personal butler’ … Continue reading

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Osaka: Salt, not Sauce…being educated on the finer points of tonkatsu consumption

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If my memory is reliable, I think my wife, kids, and I visited this tonkatsu restaurant during our first night in Osaka. We were actually actively looking for a tonkatsu restaurant while blindly exploring restaurant rows in and around the … Continue reading

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North American Food with North American Portions

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After spending around eight weeks constantly going hungry between meals as a result of the tiny local portion sizes in Taiwan (and Japan), I was really looking forward to the larger, more satisfying portion sizes of North America.  Strangely, after … Continue reading

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Osaka: Imai Honten, Tripadvisor’s No. 3 rated restaurant in Osaka

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Imai Honten – Contrary to the title I gave to this post, I did not look up Imai Honten on tripadvisor before visiting it. If it wasn’t for my travel agent majorly screwing up my family’s plane reservations -resulting in … Continue reading

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Taipei: Better than Tojo’s, at a 43% discount.

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Up until now, the most expensive sushi meal that I’ve had (by a longshot) was at Tojo’s. My wife and I ended up paying $700 after tax for an omakase meal with two beers at the sushi bar. Neither me … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

I’ve been quite occupied for my last 2 weeks in Taiwan that I have failed to keep up with my usual rate of 1 post/day. Now that I’m back in town, I’m hoping to return to my previous pace…I just … Continue reading

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Osaka: Osaka Takoyaki Museum

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    The Osaka Takoyaki Museum is only a museum in the loosest sense of the word. It is more of a collection of branches of the most popular and well-known takoyaki shops in Osaka. As mentioned in my post … Continue reading

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