Food/Restaurants

12 of the Weirdest Food I’ve Eaten in Japan

I love food. Cooking and eating together is one of my favorite ways of showing love – to my spouse, my friends, and my family. There’s very few things I won’t eat… and can count on one hand the number of times I haven’t [...]

8 February, 2016 // 41 Comments

A Day in Chichibu, Japan: Best Things to Do, Eat, and See

Chichibu is excellent. The city of Chichibu is located in the Saitama prefecture of Japan. It is a self-contained valley and popular native Japanese tourist destination, surrounded by gorgeous mountains. Two months ago, Ryosuke and I had the [...]

28 December, 2015 // 16 Comments

Top 13 Things to Eat (and Drink) in Okinawa, Japan

Okinawa is a beautiful island about 400 miles South of the rest of Japan. It’s a popular summer destination for Japanese and foreign tourists alike. Ryosuke and I just got back from a fabulous, four day trip on the coast of Okinawa. While we [...]

24 June, 2015 // 26 Comments

Things I love about Japan: Yakiniku (焼き肉)

Over the weekend, Ryosuke and I went out to yakiniku (焼き肉). Yakiniku, literally “fried meat,” is a type of Japanese food that I’ve grown to love. It’s also rather pricey, meaning that we don’t spring for it very often. The price [...]

23 May, 2015 // 27 Comments

Things I love about Japan: Yuba (Tofu) Flavored Ice Cream

One of my husband’s “bucket list” foods is yuba, the protein-rich skin skimmed off cooling soymilk during the tofu-making process. Most people just call yuba “soymilk skin” (because apparently that sounds appetizing) [...]

13 October, 2014 // 12 Comments

Top 6 Takoyaki Restaurants in Osaka

My husband and I recently ate our way through Osaka, dining several times a day on Takoyaki (because, why not?) Takoyaki is one of Osaka’s “iconic foods” – in English, we say it is fried octopus balls, but really it is chunks [...]

11 September, 2014 // 17 Comments

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