Asian Shokudō George’s Recipe

Name: Asian Shokudō George’s Recipe アジアン食堂 ジョージのレシピ Cuisine: Thai and SE Asian cuisine Cost: ¥ (¥850~) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Small; 5 counter seats, 4 tables Area: Kita-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Nishi-Nagahori Station Love cilantro? Well, I got a place for ya. Not many places have cilantro in Japan because Japanese people don’t like it. And the few places… Continue reading Asian Shokudō George’s Recipe

TABIJI Kitchen

Name: TABIJI Kitchen Cuisine: International Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Small; 6? counter seats, 5? tables Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Nishi-Ohashi Station; Yotsubashi Station This place is a few blocks from mothers. The entrance is on the ground floor but their seating is actually on the 2nd floor. It’s a… Continue reading TABIJI Kitchen

Halal Ramen Gion Narita-ya

Name: Ramen Cuisine: Ramen Soup base Niboshi 煮干し Heaviness Thin/light あっさり Noodles Thick, flat, crinkly Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Tiny; 7 counter seats Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: ABC Station Loren Epsum Overall:  TL;DR: blah blah blah Recommend: (Highly) Recommend Website: N/A Address: 123 Fake Street

Ōmato-taikai (Toh-shiya)

Name: Ōmato-taikai 大的大会 (Toh-shiya 通し矢) Date: Second Sunday of January Time: 9:00 – 16:00 Cost: Free Place: Sanjūsangen-dō Area: Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Japan Station: Keihan Shichijo Ōmato-taikai, the modern version of Toh-shiya, is a kyudo (Japanese archery) competition held for contestants who just turned 20 years old (and advanced-level contestants) at Sanjūsangendō in Kyoto. I arrived at Sanjūsangendō by 8. There were… Continue reading Ōmato-taikai (Toh-shiya)


Name: mothers Cuisine: Italian Cost: ¥ (¥1,200~) Lunch Bargain: Great Payment: Cash Size: Large Area: Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Nishi-Nagahori Station; Nishi-Ohashi Station I’ve only been here for lunch but I really like this place! A coworker introduced me to it and I’m glad that she did! It’s an Italian restaurant that uses fresh seasonal and local/organic? vegetables. Something like that… Continue reading mothers

Setsubun @ Yasaka Shrine

Name: Setsubun at Yasaka Shrine Date: February 3rd (and 2nd) Time:  Feb. 3rd 11:00 – 16:00~; Feb. 2nd 13:00 – 16:00~ Cost: Free Place: Yasaka Shrine Area: Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Japan Station: Hankyu Kawaramachi; Keihan Gion-Shijo Setsubun is the day before the first day of spring in Japan. Many temples and shrines have events where they throw lucky beans (fuku-mame) to… Continue reading Setsubun @ Yasaka Shrine


Name: Karakuchi Aburiniku Soba Hiru-DORA 辛口炙り肉ソバ ひるドラ Cuisine: Spicy Ramen Soup base Miso Shoyu Heaviness Thick こってり Noodles Medium straight noodles Cost: ¥ (~¥800) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Tiny; 10 counter seats Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Tennoji-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Tsuruhashi Station A friend told me about this super duper spicy ramen place. It’s easy… Continue reading Hiru-DORA