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Seeking Spice in Japan 9: Sansho, Shichimi, Ichimi in Nishiki Market, Kyoto

Not a restaurant for a change, but places in the Nishiki market of Kyoto that offered some insight into the…

Seeking Spice in Japan 8: Kyoto Gogyo Ramen

Some places obviously know how to cook but, even more impressively, also know how to turn what would be a…

Seeking Spice in Japan 7: Honke Owariya, Kyoto

Most places where it is grown, buckwheat is considered a coarse and inferior grain, only good for its hardiness. But…

Seeking Spice in Japan 6: Hakata Furyu Ramen, Osaka

Go to Nihonbashi station, enter Sennichimae shopping street from Sennichimae street, and you are in Dotonbori (again), with eateries all…

Seeking Spice in Japan 5: Houzenji Sanpei, Osaka

After the unplanned detour from the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail that led me to the Instant Ramen Museum and a…

Seeking Spice in Japan 3: The Instant Ramen Museum, Osaka

A new typhoon got me off the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage path earlier than I had planned. Rain would not stop…

Lessons in Matcha 1: The Flavor Lesson of KitKat in Japan

Into food, flavors, aromas, sweet heat? You must have heard of the diversity of KitKat that Nestle produces for the…

Seeking Spice in Japan 2: Kamachiku Udon, Tokyo

From soba, I went on to udon. And tempura. And a revelation. The neighborhood: Nezu. Small alleys, low buildings, it…

Seeking Spice in Japan 1: Kanda Matsuya Soba, Tokyo

Soba, with a trend-like influence in a place that opened in 1884 and looks the part. In a good way….

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