Tasting local food is one of the key elements when it comes to travel. It would also be great if the food is delicious, cheap and cheerful, the restaurant opens till late and is conveniently located. Iwasaka in Aeon Mall probably probably just meet all those criteria. It is one of the popular sushi bars conveniently located in Aeon Mall which is about 10 minutes walk from JR Okayama station. Of course there is an underground connection so that you wouldn’t have to worry about the weather. The prices of the sushi dishes ranged from ¥180 (HK$13) to ¥580 (HK$43). Many are around ¥300 (HK$22), including the steamed oysters sushi, Sakura sushi, and the massive sushi roll that I ordered. The assorted 3 kinds of seasonal raw fish sushi was ¥380 (HK$28). There are more locals than tourists which is a good sign for now. Check it out if you are visiting Okayama. This is not an advertisement! I have been to the restaurant a couple of time when I travelled to Okayama. It is just easy. Iwasaka Address: 7F…
Established in 1875, Azumazushi was proud to be the first sushi restaurant introduced to Hokkaido. Azuma means ‘east’ in Japan, it’s a name chosen by the founder who came from Tokyo, east of Japan. Today, there are so many choices of sushi bars, Japanese restaurants and fish markets where you can enjoy fresh sushi in Hokkaido. Yet, visiting or re-visiting heritage restaurants is one of the things that frequent travellers do. In my last trip to Hokkaido in October, I had a lunch in this 130 year old restaurant brand and it turned out to be the last chance.
Ramen is one of the most popular foods in Japan. It’s quick and easy. Starting in Fukuoka in the 60s, Ichiran has been one of the most famous ramen restaurants and now have branches in many prefectures in Japan. There are about 14 branches in Tokyo, more than the number of branches than it’s home base Fukuoka.
Tofu cuisine is one of the famous delicacy in Kyoto. Like many other types of food, tofu and beancurd (Yuba in Japanese) are cooked in many different ways to create a variety of food. The most common types are tofu in hotpot and beancurd meal. If you like good food, always make a reservation in the famous restaurants, particularly for dinner at the weekends or high seasons such as the cherry blossom period. It’s quite challenging to find the restaurant you like without having to stand in a queue for over an hour because every one wants to have dinner at the same time: after sightseeing and shopping. One of the best possible option is to head over to the JR station (in key cities) which always have some connecting buildings and department stores that have restaurant floors. I noticed that many of the restaurant chains have branches in key JR stations, making it easy to have decent food from well-known restaurants.
Do you know how many vegetables you need every day for a healthy diet? 350 gram according to Camp, a restaurant chain that specializes in vegetable curry in Japan. They serve vegetable curry with their own secret recipe of curry with rice. And you may choose the portion of carbohydrates (rice) and spiciness (from light to very hot).
A relaxing 3-hour lunch up in the mountain on the outskirts of Taipei is one of the most enjoyable things to do. The Shi-yang private kitchen is definitely one of my favorite restaurants. Like other private kitchen, you don’t get to choose your own food but you may specify if you are allergic to certain food when you make a reservation. All food looks beautiful, delicate and delicious! A drink is served between courses to cleanse your palate, enhancing your culinary experience by eliminating competing flavors. Lunch starts at 12:00 and finishes at 15:00 in the afternoon. You may take a walk round the restaurant to enjoy the natural green and the gentle waterfall sound. It’s a serene environment. You have to book months in advance if you want to have lunch/dinner at the weekend. Even weekdays are always fully booked.