A year of pancakes, donuts, flying fish

| Dec 19, 2013

A year of pancakes, donuts, flying fish

by Steve Trautlein

Japan has reached peak donut. In a year of otherwise promising trends in the B-kyū gourmet (B-grade cuisine) scene, Japanese diners saved their heartiest appetite for Western-style breakfast. The onslaught of U.S. franchises specializing in pancakes, French toast and eggs Benedict continued apace, with ...

Eat yourself broke at Grand Front Osaka

| Aug 8, 2013

Eat yourself broke at Grand Front Osaka

by John Ashburne

You’ve gotta love a city whose primary motivation is to accumulate wealth then promptly squander it through the time-honored pursuit of kuidaore (eating oneself to bankruptcy). Now, with the opening of the massive Grand Front Osaka commercial, residential and entertainment complex on the north ...