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Izakaya a step above - The fantastic cuisine of Morinoya [REVIEW + PHOTOS]

I love morinoya, I went twice this week, the only place I've found deliciously prepared chicken cartilage, amazing cured squid steak that reminded me of Nara, and a hot/cold omakase combination was a lot of fun with some incredible dishes! I can't stop, this article makes me want to go again today!

Apr 30, 2013
eatinginbed in Los Angeles Area

FUKUOKA Foodie Trip! Pics will follow.

You're amazing for being so diligent in photographing the places you go to. I'll be in Japan for 3 weeks and will be spending 2-3 days in Fukuoka and now I know to certainly hit up Ren! What were the prices like, and keep being awesome, thanks for sharing the pictures!

Apr 11, 2012
eatinginbed in Japan

Kaiseki meal in Kyoto

I wish there was a like button cause you just dropped some knowledge! That just got me even more pumped for kaiseki. It's like a formally progressing tapas based on season, can't wait to try it!

Apr 11, 2012
eatinginbed in Japan

3 Week Southern Japanese Food Tour - Where Should I Go?

Silverjay - Will Do!

As far as dropping Kobe, is it fair to assume Kobe Beef can be attained throughout the Kansai region? As it's getting closer my itinerary is becoming more solid and I'll be in Tokyo for 4 days in the Minato district so as to be near the Tsukiji Fish Market for the ultra fresh sushi.

After that begins Golden Week and I'll be staying in Osaka for 6 days as base camp to hit up Kyoto and Nara

After that It's going to be a few days in Hiroshima to eat the oysters and then on to Fukuoka.

I've heard from a lot of people Fukuoka has great food, but what are some of their specialties, and as far as skipping Kobe, I've heard that they have some great western foods, including some of the best cheeses in Japan.

Ninisix, thanks a lot for the heads up! I'm definitely going to be hitting up an onsen or two, I'm extremely excited for the okonomiyaki, takoyaki, and kaiseki, but what is Small house and legenedary washooku?

Thanks so much for helping me out, and I apologize for being a Chowhound Noob!

Apr 11, 2012
eatinginbed in Japan

Best Omakase in Los Angeles for $100?

Maru Maki sushi in Long Beach. American chef of Korean descent with French culinary training working in sushi. Dude's got some cooking chops and will present you with some incredibly innovative sushi. I had uni with raw quail yolk, blow torch seared salmon with a little bit of mustard and caviar. It cost me $75 for a nigiri and a sashimi omakase as well as 3 or 4 sake things split with the chef. I highly recommend it, it's across the street from Roscoe's!

Apr 09, 2012
eatinginbed in Los Angeles Area

3 Week Southern Japanese Food Tour - Where Should I Go?


I'm the owner of a food blog, and I'll be making a 3 week food tour of Japan at the end of April with a friend, and to visit my brother who's been teaching there a couple years.

Here's where we're going:


and potentially Okinawa, we haven't decided yet.

I was looking to get some picks on the best places to go in all of these cities. We're looking for things in all price echelons, preferably more mid-range meals, with a couple select expensive ones, like kaiseki in Kyoto, or oysters in Hiroshima, or Kobe in . . . Kobe. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!

Mar 27, 2012
eatinginbed in Japan