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Busan in Two Days: What We Saw and Ate

With cheap international flights, come the compromise of long transits; so we landed in South Korea late at night in a zombie-state, but with a delirious joy for our appending adventure. This was my...
Swissotel-Nankai-Osaka

Swissotel Nankai Osaka & where foodies shop

Winding down to the last leg of the trip, after returning from Kyoto, we stayed at one of Osaka's most luxurious hotels, Swissotel Nankai. Located at the heart of Namba, its proximity to key entertainment...
Yakiniku-Kotatsu, Japan

Yakiniku Kotatsu (焼肉 虎龍), Osaka, Japan

Earlier on in the trip, the boys and I had a serious craving for beef and luckily stumbled across this glamorous yakiniku (grill) restaurant called Kotatsu. The girls went back to the awesome tempura...
Nishiyama-Ryokan,-Kyoto

Nishiyama Ryokan, Kyoto

I was traveling with first-time-visitors-to-Japan and although it would've been super fun to just keep eating and shopping in Osaka, I wanted to ensure that they experienced the historical beauty of Japan. So I...
Guide-to-100-Yen-shopping-in-Japan

Guide to 100 Yen shopping in Japan

Remember my shopping frenzy at Sydney's 100 yen store, Maruyu City Super? Well, I am now thrilled to be able to take you to the real deal in Japan! What are they These are popular bargain/variety...
Sisen-Ramen-Japan

Sisen Ramen (四川辣麺)

One of the greatest successes of fusion cuisine would have to be tantan-men (担担麺), the Japanese version of dan dan noodles, a Szechuan specialty. Sisen Ramen is a chain of about eight ramen stores...
Taste-Rakuza,-Japan

Taste Rakuza (味楽座), Japan

Taste Rakuza is more of a gastropub than an izakaya or restaurant, and we only managed to stumble across it because we were lost in the basement level of Kyoto Tower Building. The heat was...
Waffle-Waffle-Le-Fruitier,-Japan

Waffle Waffle Le Fruitier, Japan

My posts from Japan are starting to drag on now so i'm going to post at least once a day until they're all done! Now, on to waffles... mmmm... waffles. Waffle Waffle is a chain of...
CoCo-Curry-House, Osaka

CoCo Curry House

Most of my meals in Japan were the cheap and cheerful and a highlight for me was this dinner at CoCo Curry House - a chain of restaurants that specialise in the popular yōshoku...
Chibo-Okonomiyaki,-Osaka,-Japan

Chibo Okonomiyaki, Osaka, Japan

As mentioned in one of my previous posts, you can expect to find something delicious anywhere you go in Osaka. However, for a truly memorable experience, I'd recommend visiting a restaurant like Chibo Okonomiyaki. Okonomiyaki...

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