All posts tagged "kyoto"

  • Okutan Kiyomizu

    Part restaurant, part 380 year-old tofu manufacturer, this iconic, serene building is tucked away, just off a busy pedestrian shopping street. Try to go during...

  • Nishiki Market

    Filled with dozens of food vendors and produce hawkers, this lively, covered market in the the central part of Kyoto is tucked among countless shops...

  • Tokyo-to-Kyoto Train Food

    If you’re headed to Kyoto, chances are you’re taking the bullet train from Tokyo Station, riding one of the impressive Shinkansen trains. I know this...

  • Fukujuen

    There are several tea shops in Kyoto, and just as many offering traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. But none have been around as long as Fukujuen,...

  • Kora Tei

    Even though you’ll find better okonomiyaki in Osaka, when in Kyoto, you would be hard-pressed to find a better source than Kora Tei. The Korean...

  • Tempura Matsu

    With the elderly Matsuno-San overseeing every detail of your meal, and his son, Toshio, supervising the kitchen crew, your meal at Tempura Matsu will be...

  • Love Letter To Japan

    Otoro nigiri at the Fish Market in Yaizu City I realize today is a day when people are supposed to express their love for other...

  • Exploring Tsukiji Market (Chicago Tribune – Travel)

      Click here to read my story about the source of sushi – from Tsukiji Market to a small sushi counter a few blocks away.

  • Top 5 Eating Experiences in Japan & Seoul

    I know it’s impossible to come up with just five experiences, considering I just spent 10 days devouring more ramen, sushi and kimchi than most...

  • A Few Highlights From Japan & S. Korea

    SEOUL – As I type this post from the Seoul airport, where the WiFi speed makes U.S. carriers look like dial-up circa 1998, I have...

  • Tuesday Night Toro (in Kyoto, Japan)

    KYOTO, JAPAN – In case you missed my tweets and Vine videos from my dinner last night here at Matsu, I thought I would share...