After checking into our hotel in Kyoto, we decided to walk towards Honke Owariya for lunch. On the way there, we planned to just pop inside Ippodo to check the offerings…
When we first confirmed that we would be riding on the Shinkansen, I immediately looked up train bentos, and found Ekibenya Matsuri at Tokyo Station.
We couldn’t go to Kyoto without a sampling of matcha; on the way up towards Kodaiji, we passed several shops selling matcha soft serve, but we were all too full to partake.
The first meal in Tokyo had to be Coco Curry, and thankfully there was one close to our hotel. I made my way over after dropping off my luggage, and though I hadn’t intended on it, the Hamburg Curry caught my eye once again. Continue reading Spotlight: CoCo Ichibanya Hamburg Curry
Our trip to Osaka wouldn’t have been complete without sampling their street food. We’ve learned and evolved since our last visit to Asia, and now we try to balance street food with actual meals, so while the quantity of items tried may have shrunk, we made sure to try items we really wanted.
Takoyaki: the night market classic back home, this rendition was a lot gooey-er as it came hot off the press, just cooked through. Continue reading Spotlight: Street Food in Osaka
After arriving in Kyoto, we spent a morning wandering some great shops on our way to our lunch destination. As we approached, we saw the inevitable line-up outside of Honke Owariya.
Being thoroughly informed of the deliciousness of food that Osaka had to offer, we were fully prepared to have multiple meals a day during our short stay there. While I would not recommend this plan to anyone, it did lead us to trying the best udon I have ever had the pleasure of eating.