Tsurubashi Fuugetsu 鶴橋風月 is a large okonomiyaki chain in Japan. Okonomiyaki is sometimes referred to as Japanese-style pizza. It’s not. It’s nothing like pizza. Okonomiyaki is a mix of meat and chopped cabbages mixed into a batter and cooked on a hot top. When it is cooked, it is topped with “sauce” and mayonnaise, and […]
Uji 宇治 in Kyoto is famous for its teas. Its whole main street was full of shops for tea powders and tea related food and desserts. Even the matcha soft ice creams were decorated with extra matcha powder on top. We started at a cha-soba shop that was featured in a HK guide, but it […]
The Rocks Market has been going strong lately, and has expanded with many food stalls now providing expensive lunch with long queues. Lots of organics and exotic herbs being sold, and it has become quite a tourist attraction!
In the heart of Dotonbori 道頓堀 in Namba 難波 is the main store of Kani Douraku かに道楽, specialist in crab cuisine. There are also at least another 2-3 outlets all within 5min walk but that’s Namba I guess. This one is the king store. It has 3 levels of dining, each with a superb view […]
The Instant Ramen Museum is run by Nissin, the company that invented both the instant noodle, and the cup noodle. A short distance from Osaka, the museum details the history of the invention of instant noodles, and also has a wall display of all Nissin noodles ever sold (in Japan). There is a replica of […]