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Coffeesmith

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On our last day in Busan, the rain decided to greet us with a plentiful arrival. Our original plans for outdoor activities were scrapped, and we decided to take it easy and walk to a local juk place for lunch.

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Ippodo

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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…

Ippodo
Location: Teramachi-dori Nijo, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915 Continue reading Ippodo

Avec El

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I had seen beautiful photos of lattes topped with a slice of fruit, and even attempted my own throughout the years. As we were planning our latest trip to Seoul, I decided to hunt down the original cafe that served these lattes.

Avec El
Location: 서울시 용산구 후암동 41-1
41-1, Huam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Continue reading Avec El

Ekibenya Matsuri

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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.

Ekibenya Matsuri
Location: 丸の内1-9-1
東京駅改札内 セントラルストリート1F
Chiyoda, 東京都 〒100-0005
1-9-1 Marunouchi Central Street 1F, Chiyoda 100-0005 Tokyo Prefecture
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Gion Tsujiri

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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.

Gion Tsujiri
Location: 東山区 高台寺ねねの道 京・洛市「ねね」
Shimokawaracho, Higashiyama-ku
Kodaiji Nenenomichi, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture Continue reading Gion Tsujiri

Cafe Onion

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Cafe Onion made its initial impression due to the oddity of it, as well as the beauty of the original warehouse-like location. Having expanded to a total of three stores, the Anguk location is arguably one of the most popular, located in a traditional hanok setting.

Cafe Onion Anguk (카페 어니언)
Location: 146-1, Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울 종로구 계동길 5 Continue reading Cafe Onion

Soon Tofu Gelato

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Having heard Gangneung was known for its soft tofu in my research, I stumbled upon Soontofu Gelato, and instantly added it to my list. While sharing my plans with my travel buddy, many upturned noses and resounding no’s were heard leading up to our visit to the city on the east coast of South Korea.

Soontofu Gelato
Location: 강원 강릉시 초당순두부길95-5
354-4, Chodang-dong, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do Continue reading Soon Tofu Gelato

Tsurutontan Soemoncho

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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.

Tsurutontan Soemoncho
Location: 3-17 Souemoncho, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0084, Japan Continue reading Tsurutontan Soemoncho

Victoria Bakery

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While Instagram alone no longer easily captures my heart, good reviews via videos still manage to pique my interest. The beautiful counter of baked goodies caught my heart earlier this year, and upon realizing I would visit South Korea sooner than anticipated, I quickly added Victoria Bakery to my list of must-visits.

Victoria Bakery
Location: 서울 성동구 서울숲2길 18-7
18-7, Seoulsup 2-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea Continue reading Victoria Bakery