Everything about Food and Wine

December 18, 2022


This Ramen eatery is part of a restaurant chain that has 233 branches in 38 of Japan's prefectures.

December 18, 2022

Okabeya (清水順正 おかべ家)

The restaurant is housed in a Kyo-Machiya (Traditional Kyoto wooden townhouse) near Kiyomizu-dera Temple and specialises in Tofu cuisine.

December 17, 2022

Steak Otsuka

This is a MUST-VISIT in Kyoto if you love beef, top Japanese Wagyu beef.

December 15, 2022

Papita D'oro

En route to Kyoto, we stopped over at Nara for a short tour and had an amazing lunch at Papita D'oro - A cosy boutique Italian restaurant located within Naramachi (奈良町) and run by a Japanese Chef who had honed his culinary skills in Italy for years before returning to Japan.

December 14, 2022

Okage-san Izakaya

This popular Izakaya, near our Onsen Resort at Hongu Wakayma, is famous for their Oden and Yakitori. The Izakaya has a Zashiki seating arrangement and we had our dinner around a low table on tatami flooring.

December 14, 2022

Tairyou Izakaya Restaurant

This was one of the surprise find of this trip. The hidden Izakaya is located off a small lane in Nachikatsuura town at the very south of Wakayama Prefecture.

December 11, 2022

Kobe Beef Kurosawa

Hideaway in the back street of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), this Japanese restaurant specialises in Kobe beef at a very reasonable price.

December 10, 2022

Marufuku Coffee Sennichimae honten

When it's cold outside, you just want a cup of hot coffee or chocolate to warm you right up.

December 10, 2022

Osaka Kuromon Market

We spent hours and lots of Yen at this food paradise of Osaka savouring Japanese street food at its very best. From prized seafood like snow crab, otoro, oysters and uni to gourmet Kobe beef. This is a must-visit for all foodies!