Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba and the Museum of Anthropology

Our third day in Vancouver began with lunch at Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba. The Japanese noodle shop is known for their mazesobe – a dry noodle dish made with a sauce of soy sauce and pork lard topped with various toppings that’s all mixed before eating. I had to try it! We arrived just before the…

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar and Saku

After a wonderful Vancouver Delights Tour, it was time to stop by Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market for lunch. It was located on the same block of our hotel. I just missed their Happy Hour which is offered daily from 3pm to 6pm. You’ll find the freshest shellfish at their flagship location in…

Sushi-San and Star of Siam

My third day in Chicago started off with lunch at Sushi-San. If I’m craving a particular kind of food, there’s a good chance it’s Japanese cuisine. It was close to my hotel and the menu was enticing. I sat down at the long sushi bar and ordered a Yuzu Lemonade. I wanted to try a…

Kinka Izakaya and the 2018 Induction Celebration Gala

I already enjoyed an amazing couple of days in Toronto and it was only gonna get better! That Monday started off with lunch at Kinka Izakaya, an izakaya-style Japanese restaurant serving small plates and drinks in a lively atmosphere. There are a few locations in Toronto, as well as a couple in Tokyo and one…

Kitchen Ramen Bar

It was my first day in Prague and earlier I had some pasta and wine before relaxing at the beer spa. Now it was time for dinner before heading back to the apartment. I wandered the area to find a place to eat. I gotta say, it didn’t take me very long to fall in…

Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin and Uniqlo Ginza

One afternoon I took a train to Ginza which is a neighborhood in Tokyo known for its upscale shopping, dining, department stores, and other luxurious offerings. I wanted to buy a few shirts at the world’s largest Uniqlo, but first I stopped by Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin for lunch. It may have been the best tonkatsuย (deep-fried…

Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki

One of the best dishes I had during my time in Japan was the Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki at a random restaurant around the corner from my hotel. The Hiroshima version of the savory pancake differs from the one I had in Kyoto because the ingredients are layered over the batter rather than mixed in with it,…

Kushikatsu Daruma Dotonbori

During my first night in Osaka I enjoyed the city’s famous street food snack of takoyaki and now it was time to try another iconic dish. I stopped by Kushikatsu Daruma on Dotonburi to enjoy kushikatsu or kushiage – deep-fried skewers of meat, seafood, and vegetables. There was a small line when I stepped inside….