kushikatsu train

May 31st, 2013 / by / in: food / No responses

I wrote about the Osaka kushikatsu institution Daruma in my entry about Shinsekai. If you’re going to go to Daruma (and you should!), I recommend the Shinksekai location for the old-school feel, but if you think the experience would be improved by automated trains bringing you your food, you’re in […]

kani doraku

May 3rd, 2013 / by / in: food / 2 Responses

I couldn’t leave Osaka without eating at the iconic Kani Doraku. Even if you don’t know the name, you’ve probably seen the giant mechanical crab sign before. It’s probably the most well-known restaurant in Osaka. It’s actually a chain — you can find smaller versions of the crab all over […]

meat plus fire

April 10th, 2013 / by / in: food / 3 Responses

I’m trying to update my blog more frequently, but I’m getting behind because I have a backlog of fairly long entries that I need to finish. In the meantime, here’s another short post. This one is about yakiniku! Yakiniku (焼肉) means “grilled meat” and usually means Korean-style BBQ. You know, […]

misdo x hello kitty

April 7th, 2013 / by / in: everything cute / No responses

Right now, the coffee and doughnut chain Mister Donut (ミスタードーナツ, or “Misdo” for short) has Hello Kitty doughnuts! That’s right — HELLO KITTY DOUGHNUTS. They are extremely cute and I immediately went out and bought all of them. They even gave me a free cellphone charm! I think my favourite […]

the foods of okinawa

March 18th, 2013 / by / in: food / 1 Response

Wah, I’m so behind on my blog posts! Sorry, internet! Since my last update, I moved to Osaka, went to Okinawa, and spent a strange weekend in Tokyo dressing up like a Japanese Lolita. But more to come on that later. First of all, I need to tell you about […]

ivan ramen

February 7th, 2013 / by / in: food / 1 Response

In an attempt to be more timely with my blog entries, here’s a short post about my lunch. Today (Yes, today! How’s that for timely?) Mike and I went to Ivan Ramen for lunch. Ivan Ramen is interesting because it’s run by a non-Japanese guy, which is very rare for […]

swan oyster depot

December 10th, 2012 / by / in: food / No responses

As soon as we got off the train in San Francisco, we headed over to the Swan Oyster Depot to eat seafood and meet up with Michael and Hampton. Seafood for breakfast? YES PLEASE. The place is basically like an old school diner, but you know, with seafood. Lots of […]

the slanted door

December 10th, 2012 / by / in: food / No responses

While I was in San Francisco, I had dinner at The Slanted Door. It’s sort of modern Vietnamese food. Very delicious. The menu is here, but my faaaaaaavourite thing was the yuba (tofu skin) noodles. The Slanted Door gets their tofu from an artisanal tofu maker in Oakland, which you […]

seoul food

January 31st, 2012 / by / in: food / 1 Response

This is maybe my most useless post yet: a post where I eat a lot of food that I don’t know the name of, at restaurants that I can’t remember. But! It was really fun in real life. Due to our adventures at Narita Airport, we arrived in Seoul a […]