Category Archives: Japan

Tokyo: Shiseido Salon De Cafe

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Sad as it may be, I have to face the facts. The fact is that my two-sentence post two days ago – by far my most word-economical – has become my most “liked” post. Ever. It appears that people would … Continue reading

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Tokyo: Pierre Herme, Sadaharu Aoki, and noix de beurre

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I’ve never liked audio guides when visiting galleries and art museums. I’m going to mute myself for this post.

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Tokyo: Al Dente

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On the third, or maybe fourth night of a trip you feel tired. It’s dinnertime and you don’t particularly feel any sort of hunger, but the kids need to eat. And you know you need to eat because eventually you … Continue reading

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Tokyo: Kyubei

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I was going through my email trying to find the notes I took of the exemplary meal my wife and I had a Kyubei but I couldn’t find them…I don’t know what happened to them. I distinctly remembered typing the … Continue reading

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Kobe: Real Kobe Beef at Royal Mouriya

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The term “Kobe Beef” has become an abused and overused cliche in North America. I’m sure all of you have visited countless restaurants that serve “Kobe” burgers. I’m also sure that you all know that the “Kobe” in the Kobe … Continue reading

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Osaka: Ippudo Ramen (at Momofuku Ando’s Original Ramen Restaurant)

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  Ippudo probably severed me the best bowl of ramen that I’ve had in North America. I knew that I had to visit one of its locations when I made my next trip to Japan. I also knew that it … Continue reading

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Japan: Beef Bowls – both low end and high end

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I have a soft spot for Japanese beef bowls, especially the ones from Yoshinoya. They were the single most important food item that helped me through many a hungry boarding school evening when I was between the ages of 13 … Continue reading

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