The winding, hilly lanes of Kyōto’s Higashiyama district require a fair bit of effort to navigate. Fortunately, a little tea shop tucked away next to one of the area’s scenic […]
As an unadventurous creature of unsophisticated habit, I have a go-to place – Ichiran by name – which I search for almost instinctively whenever I’m struck by rāmen cravings in […]
Piping-hot kalguksu and freshly steamed mandu, with a limitless supply of spicy kimchi on the side. Nothing better for warding off the winter chill after a long day of sightseeing […]
After my recent weekend holiday in Nagoya, I’ve come away convinced that there are just two things needed to enjoy the best of what this fine city has to offer: […]
I enjoy trying new restaurants and tasting new dishes as much as the next unadventurous chap, but there are times when the tried-and-true exerts a pull that doesn’t simply pass […]
Every visit to Japan is full of surprises, but who could have imagined that a hankering for ramen would land me in a police station?
The ancient town of Uji in Kyōto Prefecture is known far and wide for its tea. It should come as no surprise that, over the course of its centuries-old love […]
After wrapping up my solo day trip to Suwon, I rushed back to Seoul and rejoined my family for a celebratory dinner.
Diego dearly loves his meat, but he’s no stranger to meatless cuisine (especially on Veg Fridays). Today, let’s have a look at one of Tōkyō’s better-known places of refuge for […]
Regular readers might be scratching their heads over the “mini” prefix in this post’s title, but I’ll have more to say on that later. For the moment, the task at […]