Tottuan in Fukushima — the gullet of Osaka — is firmly in the glasnost category. It’s a squat boxy restaurant with big windows that look out onto the street on one side, a snack bar at the entrance and a thoroughfare on the other ...

This place is lively, but also roomy and comfortable compared with many of Tokyo’s hole-in-the-wall kushiage joints. Dengana also has an unusually long list of vegetarian items — I counted at least 16 options — including one that’s a bit of a rare find: ...

One of the tastiest things on the menu at 3 Stories Bar, other than the original taco rice (¥680 excluding tax), is the banana in egg roll wrapping, which is fried and served with a side of vanilla ice cream (¥580 excluding tax). It ...

Put pesto with fried potatoes of this standard accompanied by cream cheese and you might pass out from umami overload. It’s enough to inspire poetry, or bad haikus.

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