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



Name: Menya LUCK PLUCK 麺屋 ラック プラック Cuisine: Ramen, mazesoba Soup base Chicken Seafood Heaviness Light あっさり Thick こってり Noodles Thick, flat Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Average Size: Small; 8 counter seats Area: Higashiyodogawa-ku, Osaka City Station: Hankyu Kamishinjo Station Passing by, I saw that they have a spicy mazesoba on the menu, so I decided to check this place out. There’s… Continue reading Menya LUCK PLUCK


Name: Menya Hanaichi 麺屋 花壱 Cuisine: Ramen; tsukemen Soup base Niboshi 煮干し Heaviness Light あっさり Noodles Medium crinkly noodles Cost: ¥ (¥800+) Bargain: Average Payment: Cash Size: Small Area: Fukushima-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: JR Nishi-kujo Station A former coworker really liked this place, so I decided to try it out for myself. Their menu consists of: Hanaichi ramen 花壱ら~麺 (¥750) Choice ramen 特選ら~麺 (¥1,000) Wheat… Continue reading Hanaichi


Name: Kaki-tei (Oyster Conclave) 牡蠣亭 Cuisine: Oyster bar/cafe Cost: ¥¥ (¥2,000+) Bargain: Good! Payment: Cash, Card Size: Medium Area: Naka-ku, Hiroshima City Station: Hiroshima Dentetsu Kanayama-cho Station; Hiroshima Dentetsu Inari-Machi Station This nice oyster cafe along the river has an affordable oyster lunch course set! The last time I came here, I waited for all the dishes to come out so… Continue reading Kaki-tei


Name: オイスターバーMABUI Cuisine: Oyster bar Cost: ¥¥ (¥2,000+) Bargain: Expensive Payment: Cash, Card Size: Small Area: Naka-ku, Hiroshima City Station: Hiroshima Dentetsu Hondori Station; Hiroshima Dentetsu Tate-Machi Station Our Airbnb host recommended this oyster bar for dinner, so we decided to check it out. It’s very small. There aren’t that many seats. They have some counter seats then a table hidden… Continue reading MABUI

Kuso Oyaji

Name: Kuso Oyaji Saigo no Hitofuri くそオヤジ最後のひとふり Cuisine: Ramen Soup base Shoyu Heaviness Light あっさり Noodles Thick straight noodles Cost: ¥ (~¥900) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Small; 10 counter seats + 2 tables Wait: ~30 minutes Area: Yodogawa-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Hankyu Juso Station Like ramen? Like clams? Like ramen and clams?! Then I got the place for you! The… Continue reading Kuso Oyaji

Tim Ho Wan

Name: Tim Ho Wan 添好運 Cuisine: Dim sum Cost: $ (~HK$20/dish) Bargain: Amazing Payment: Cash, credit card? Size: Big and spacious Station: Olympic Station Area: Olympian City 2, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tim Ho Wan is a world famous Michelin Star dim sum restaurant (chain) in Hong Kong. It’s also famous because it’s very affordable despite being a Michelin Star restaurant. There was… Continue reading Tim Ho Wan