Category Archives: Osaka

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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Osaka: Instant Ramen Museum

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Although it is not one of the “major” museums or tourist attractions of Osaka, my wife and I decided to make a trip out to one of the outlying suburbs of the city to visit The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen … Continue reading

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Osaka: Breakfast At The St. Regis

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I love breakfasts at hotels in Japan. There’s nothing better to start the day than a bowl of perfectly-cooked rice, hot miso soup, pickled vegetables, natto, and grilled salt-marinated fish. It was actually one of the things I looked forward … Continue reading

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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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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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