Kyoto, Japan: Honke Owariya

This establishment has a lot of history, over 550 years worth, to be exact. To say that they serve delicious soba noodle is an understatement. It’s an artform that has been perfected through hundreds of years of effort. The secret to their soba, water. It’s the one thing that cannot be duplicated, even if you…

Osaka, Japan: Columbia 8

Japanese curry has it’s own distinct flavor profile different from those of SE Asia and India. It does not contain coconut milk, and it tends to be sweeter and less spicy. So when we stumbled across a Michelin recommended curry shop, we had to see how they stood out from the rest. Like most restaurants…

Kyoto, Japan: Hirokawa

Set besides the pristine bamboo forest of Arashiyama, a legendary restaurant of immense popularity resides in this quaint quiet town. People flock from all over the world, and wait for countless hours, just for a chance to savor their signature dish. Hirokawa’s specialty is grilled unagi, a freshwater eel. This is not to be confused…

Osaka, Japan: Taian

When we envision a Michelin 3 star restaurant, we typically think of an impressive venue dressed in a million dollar design concept, along with a personal server at your side awaiting to fulfill your every dining request. But Taian was far from this grandiosity. The d├ęcor at this restaurant was not worth the megabyte of…