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B-kyu Cuisine: Delicious Undercurrent in the Japanese Culinary World

If you have been in Japan for some time or enjoy following Japanese cultural trends, chances are you have already heard the phrase B-kyu cuisine or B-kyu gourmet. It is often used in reference to cheap and tasty foods, but what exactly … Continue reading

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Finding Fukuoka Guidebook Released in the United States and Europe

My second guidebook, Finding Fukuoka: A Travel and Dining Guide for the Fukuoka City Area, is now available in the United States and Europe through Amazon. Finding Fukuoka is the first definitive English-language guide to the city of Fukuoka, Kyushu’s … Continue reading

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Tensuian Miki: A Solid Izakaya with Excellent Sake

Tensuian Miki (呑酔庵 味季) specializes in mizutaki and other cuisine using fresh, local chicken (including chicken sashimi). The nihonshu (Japanese sake) menu boasts a regularly updated, diverse, fascinating selection of reasonably priced drinks that even connoisseurs can enjoy, and their selection of … Continue reading

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Mihara Tofu-ten

If you are a fan of tofu (which I certainly am), then Mihara Tofu-ten (三原豆腐店) should be your first stop in Fukuoka. From standard tofu dishes to innovative tofu delicacies and desserts, this shop has it all. A carefully assembled … Continue reading

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The Best of Fukuoka’s Ramen (3rd Edition)

(Read the full ramen guide here) This is the in my series of posts on recommended ramen restaurants in Fukuoka. I also recommend taking a look at the first edition and second edition. Hakata Ramen is widely known as the best tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen in Japan, and … Continue reading

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Progress Report on the Finding Fukuoka Guidebook

I’m making steady progress on the first draft of the Finding Fukuoka guidebook, and the final product should be finished and released sometime in 2013 (the specific date depends heavily on my work schedule, but I’m aiming for the first … Continue reading

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Curry Club Ruu: Curry with a Hint of Miyazaki

If you want to try Japanese curry in Fukuoka, Curry Club Ruu (カレー倶楽部ルウ) is the first place you should go. Their origins are in Miyazaki, a lovely prefecture in southern Kyushu, and this shop’s curry is popular enough that they … Continue reading

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