Omatcha Salon

Had a team meeting here when I worked for a food tour company, and it was recommended by one of the other guides on our team. As the name suggests, it specializes in all things green tea. A pleasant surprise for me was seeing that they had cha soba (green tea soba), which while normal […]

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中谷堂 (Nakatanidou)

Quite famous online, Nakatanidou is the small snacks shop in Nara that does hourly public mochi poundings. Speaking with the staff, they say that the mochi poundings are generally only done when the previous batch is almost sold out, however it seems that this happens more or less roughly every hour. Watch the mochi pounding […]

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カフェロンロン (Cafe RonRon)

Found this on social media somewhere and thought it was cute enough to visit. It’s located just off one of the side-streets of shibuya and should be easy enough for most to find. Apparently peak hours can have massive lines so I would recommend going sometime between 2-5pm (we went at about 4pm and were […]

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みやざき館 (Miyazakikan)

I’ve visited Miyazakikan twice so far and both times were very enjoyable and Miyazakikan is definitely making my list of recommended places to go in Osaka, especially if you’re craving good japanese steak. The prices here are also very worth it for the amount of food you get. Their menu is all course meals, and […]

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Humble Rays

A spacious brunch place lodged between the city and Melbourne Uni, Humble Rays seems to be a frequent haunt for many of my friends, although I myself have only been twice. The layout and decor is minimalistic and neat, and the glass doors certainly allow some “rays” of natural light in and add to the […]

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Vlado’s

A favourite of my brother’s, Vlado’s is a grilled steakhouse that has a set menu of which your only choices are which cut of meat you would like. Though it doesn’t seem so, the restaurant fits quite a number of customers however I would advise calling ahead to book if you choose to visit. Aside […]

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Entrecôte

A nondescript restaurant hidden inside Alfred Place, entrecote was a cozy, relaxing place for dinner. The interior decor was simple and also featured various ‘moving’ portraits which were very intriguing, as they would alternate with each others’ frames throughout the meal. We ordered a few small sharing plates to try such as the top left […]

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Lukumades

Loukoumades are greek-donuts. Usually coated in honey, Lukumades offers a variety of ingredients for coating, as well as ice cream to top it all off. Located near Queen Victoria Market, it’s a great pit-stop after some grocery shopping or even late night dessert as it closes at around 10. The menu consists of various topping […]

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