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B KYU GOURMET

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LIFE / Food & Drink / EVERYMAN EATS
Aug 26, 2014
Refuel and refresh at Japan's gourmet motoring rest stops
Whoever said it's better to travel than to arrive must have been traveling in Japan. Just ask the folks who hit the road earlier this month for the o-Bon summer holidays. Sure, the nightly newscasts were filled with horror stories of bumper-to-bumper traffic, but motorists and their families knew that...
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Jul 22, 2014
O-chūgen: Hand-picked gourmet gifts courtesy of the postman
Even though the Japanese didn't invent the idea of exchanging gifts, they seem to be doing everything they can to convince themselves that they did. This is a culture, after all, that celebrates Christmas without Jesus, piles White Day on top of Valentine's Day, and has developed a whole species of cloth...
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Jun 24, 2014
Yokohama 'museum' marks 20 years curating ramen royalty
Now that ramen has taken its place alongside sushi as the world's favorite Japanese food, it's easy to forget what the noodle landscape was like just a couple of decades ago. Back in the 1990s, foreigners knew ramen — if they knew it at all — as cheap fuel for all-night study sessions or as a belly-filler...
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LIFE / Food & Drink / THE PERSISTENT VEGETARIAN
Jun 24, 2014
Deep-fried veggies are happiness on a stick
Summer evenings are here, and so are the slow hours spent cooling off with a cold beer and crisp fried vegetables at a kushiage restaurant.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / EVERYMAN EATS
Mar 25, 2014
Japanese baseball stadiums hit a B-kyū gourmet home run
Coming off the most exciting season in recent memory, Japanese baseball is flying high — in some cases, literally so. Star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who signed with the New York Yankees in the offseason after leading the Rakuten Eagles to the Japan Series title, traveled to his first Big Apple press...
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Feb 25, 2014
Prize-winning local dishes are the real taste of Japan
With memories of the Winter Olympics still fresh and with the Academy Awards just around the corner, Japanese food lovers are saluting some medalists of their own — prize-winning dishes from cooking competitions, public opinion polls and government surveys around the country. Here's a guide to some...
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LIFE / Food & Drink / NAGOYA RESTAURANTS
Jan 28, 2014
Nagoya staples at popular national chain Yamachan
If you are visiting friends in Nagoya and they are treating you to dinner, it would be a safe bet to assume they are taking you to one of the many branches of Yamachan that are scattered around the city. Although there are now 72 stores nationwide, a staggering 38 of those are in Aichi Prefecture, the...
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LIFE / Food & Drink / NAGOYA RESTAURANTS
Jan 28, 2014
Kishiya: Nagoya's flatter noodles boast a local flavor
Many enjoy kishimen on the go, standing at a crowded platform while waiting for their bullet train to arrive. But to slurp this Nagoya specialty in style, Kishiya is a sophisticated but affordable option.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / EVERYMAN EATS
Dec 19, 2013
A year of pancakes, donuts, flying fish
Japan has reached peak donut.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / EVERYMAN EATS
Nov 21, 2013
Japan's love for curry means endless variety
It's only a slight exaggeration to say that Japanese curry saved my life. After relocating to Japan in the late 1990s, I found myself underemployed, surrounded by unfamiliar foodstuffs and suffering from a near-total lack of cooking skills. Yet I managed to fill up at the cafeteria of a local university,...
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Oct 24, 2013
A gourmet tour of Japan in one spot
If you were visiting Japan and wanted to experience the best of the country's dining scene, your itinerary might look something like this:
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Sep 26, 2013
Shopping tips from the Costco queen
Talk about a crazy idea: A big-box American retailer seeks to enter a market where customers value precision and sophistication in their shopping experience.
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Aug 22, 2013
The ramen burger that ate New York
It's too early to tell if Aug. 3, 2013, will go down as a landmark date in culinary history, but for the hundreds of people who lined up that morning at a food fair in Brooklyn, New York, the excitement was palpable. The crowds had braved steady rain for a chance to try the ramen burger, an East-meets-West...
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Aug 8, 2013
Eat yourself broke at Grand Front Osaka
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 side of...
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LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Aug 1, 2013
Marusen Seimen: Chicken ramen to bowl you over
It's summer: You're not supposed to have an appetite. All you feel like is eating noodles? Welcome to the club. Here's one place where I've been finding nourishment in this most difficult of seasons.
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Jul 25, 2013
A nostalgic nibble on lasting favorites
As Japanese families return to their hometowns for the traditional summer holidays, cries of 'Atsui!' ('Hot enough for ya?!') give way to feelings of natsukashii — a sense of nostalgia triggered by the sights, sounds and tastes of childhood.
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Feb 22, 2013
Foodie Media 101: Eat all about it
Every Monday night at 7, Japanese TV viewers are treated to the sight of comedians being locked inside a fast-food restaurant. Formica tables take the place of iron bars, and instead of three square meals a day the cast is fed a steady diet of the shop's specialties — tonkatsu breaded pork cutlets,...

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