- I live in west Tokyo and spend most of my time thinking about food or going bouldering.
'Deep Osaka' articles take you to Osaka restaurants that are off the beaten path and probably unknown to most tourists. This time, we're visiting 'Nabeya,' a local Osaka joint specializing in sukiyaki and nabe dishes.
'Yoshinoya' is a well-known chain restaurant that specializes in donburi(rice bowls) at a super cheap price. The restaurant recently began selling canned versions of their donburi, which can be eaten at room temperature without any cooking!
'Kyoto Gatten' is a "Tempura Pub" restaurant in Kyoto that offers the chance to experience a wide variety of traditional Japanese foods and beverages all in one place! Starting this summer, the restaurant is offering a 'Matcha Experience,' included with lunch where guests can make their own matcha!
Yup, this is really a thing. Tokyo's super-popular ramen chain 'Menya Musashi' has created a tapioca milk tea tsukemen that they are offering for a limited time. It seemed too ridiculous to be true, so we went to check it out for ourselves!
Hirome Market (Hirome Ichiba in Japanese) is located near Kochi Castle, and is a place for locals and visitors alike to fill their stomachs with some delicious local and international food. The nostalgia-inspiring market building is packed with approximately 65 street stall-style restaurants!
Shirasu is the Japanese word for the boiled and partially dried fry (baby fish) of the sardine family. The small, see-through (white when cooked) fish that are a popular ingredient in Japanese cooking. In addition to being delicious, they are also very nutritious!
Nagoya is a fantastic place to eat. What the city lacks for in activities, it makes up for with its delicious restaurants and local cuisine! Here is our list of 5 ramen restaurants that shouldn't be passed up in Nagoya!
Located 2 minutes away from Urawa Station, Just north of Tokyo in Saitama Prefecture, 'Toriton' is a ramen shop that serves a bowl called 'Megaton Ramen,' which has one of the largest pieces of chashu you'll ever see!
Honestly, many of Osaka's best bites are unlikely to ever find their way into the prestigious Michelin Guide. However, if you're curious to try a Michelin-rated restaurant, here is a list of some of the best in Osaka. The brief list includes 3, 2, and 1-star picks, as well as Osaka Specialties.
Tokyo is buzzing about bubble tea right now. The Taiwanese tea drink featuring tapioca pearls has spead like wildfire throughout the city, and now some wacky variations are starting to appear. Here are 4 interesting bubble teas that we want to try this summer!