The Hive – Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds

Today’s address is a real gem hidden in the middle of the British countryside! A couple of weeks ago we headed to the Cotswolds for a weekend away from the big smoke. We were blessed with the amazing autumnal weather and spent the Saturday and Sunday exploring the little Cotswolds villages. On Saturday, we happened […]

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Katsukura – Kyoto, Japan

One of the most impressive places to visit in Kyoto is the train station. You read that right, the actual train station. It is very famous for its impressive architecture rising to 15 floors. The building is a futuristic take on architecture by Hiroshi Hara, where, spread other many levels, you will find shops, train’s […]

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The best okonomiyaki in Hiroshima

Commonly I title my posts with the name of the restaurants I talk about, however in today’s case I had to find an alternative because the place I want to share with you is called ふみちゃん 流川店. Perfectly clear for people who speak Japanese, less so for the rest of us! As you would have guessed […]

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Tsurugyu – Osaka, Japan

Spoiler alert! This was by far the best beef we had during our entire trip in Japan. Starting with a pretty major statement but I truly mean it. If you are going to only eat wagyu beef once, eat it at Tsurugyu! Now let me introduce you to the place itself, Tsurugyu is a Kobe […]

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Gogyo Ramen – Kyoto, Japan

On our first night in Kyoto, we headed for dinner at Gogyo Ramen. The restaurant is in Kyoto’s city centre right behind Nishiki Market. You will know you are in the right place when you will see the queue in front of the restaurant and flames coming out of the kitchen. “Flames you said?” Yes […]

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Imahan – Tokyo, Japan

The place I am sharing with you today is truly special. A very unique experience, outstanding food and a real insight into Japanese culture. Ready? Let’s go! Imahan specialities are sukiyaki and shabushabu. Both cooking methods involve preparing the food at the table. Sukiyaki means that the food is fried in a pan, and shabushabu is […]

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Toritake – Tokyo, Japan

A stone’s throw from the busy and world-famous Shibuya crossing, Toritake is a perfect place for a lunch break. Their speciality?  Yakitori ! Yakitori is a cooking technique used in Japanese cuisine in which meat is skewered and grilled on charcoal fire. Fun fact, yakitori in Japanese means ‘burned chicken’. From the outside you wouldn’t even notice Toritake. It is in […]

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Ichiran – Tokyo, Japan

Our first ramen experience in Japan was at Ichiran in Tokyo. We went to their Shinjuku branch as it was the closest to our hotel. I call it an ‘experience’ as it couldn’t have been further away to any restaurant experiences you may have in the western world. In the centre of the vibrant Shinjuku […]

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