Category Archives: Food & Drink

Dining Out: Lemon Ramen (& Pineapple Ramen Too!)

When it comes to ramen, there are many tastes and regional variations whether it be shio (salt), shoyu (soy sauce), tonkotsu (pork bone broth) in Kyushu or miso ramen which is served up in Hokkaido. On top of that come the crazy novelty ones which include … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Chocolate Ramen – The Ideal Japanese Valentines Meal!

When it comes to ramen, there are many tastes and regional variations whether it be shio (salt), shoyu (soy sauce), tonkotsu (pork bone broth) in Kyushu or miso ramenwhich is served up in Hokkaido. On top of that come the crazy novelty ones which include … Continue reading

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16 Hours On Local Trains To Hiroshima Just To Eat Pizza From A Vending Machine!

Eating pizza in Japan is something of a rarity for me because the likes of Dominos and Pizza Hut are just so ridiculously expensive. For a long time now I’ve considered that there is something of a gap in the … Continue reading

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Christmas 2018 In Tokyo

  The word blog is one that I’ve wrestled with over the years and had a love-hate relationship with. Mostly hate to be fair as in my mind blogging means someone just describing what they’ve done in their day. Of … Continue reading

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Apple Curry, Hirosaki Castle & An Apt Pun-Based Name For The Local Japanese Idol Group!

It wasn’t quite all local trains on this trip up north to the Tohoku area as I had to take a bus from Morioka Station to Hirosaki (3000 yen). The journey took about two hours and was the best way of getting … Continue reading

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Dining Out: A Taste Of Jar Jar In Morioka (Iwate)

There are three noodle dishes which Morioka is famous for. One of the most popular is the amusingly named wanko soba which come in small bowls and are consumed one after another until you’ve had enough. This has been covered … Continue reading

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