Izakayas of Japan

While in Japan, you have to visit an Izakaya – a must while in Japan. They are everywhere and are the equivalent of the go to after work spot for many of us in the west. Casual places for  after-work drinking and socializing. This was one my my favorite while In Kyoto. Unfortunately, I do no […]

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A Taste of Americana in Kyoto

Matsunosuke, Kyoto Japan Fluffy American style pancakes in a kitsch setting reminiscent of America’s New England. In Japan? Did you ever? Well, yes, Matsunosuke Cafe in Kyoto offers just that. The American flag and apple pie included. I visited this cafe for breakfast on my last morning in Kyoto before heading back to Tokyo. Matsunoskue […]

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$15 For Toast?? — Only in Tokyo – Centre Bakery, Ginza

  Now, I know what you are thinking…. $15 for toast? Are you out of your mind or as my mom would say, “Did You Ever?” But, yes, and I am ashamed to admit. I paid $15 for toast in Tokyo. But this my friends, is not your ordinary toast. First, to give you some […]

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Hong Kong and Coffee

Nov Coffee &  Roaster – Hong Kong Great cites and great coffee go hand in hand. Right? Well, at least I think so.  On a recent visit to Hong Kong, I came across a number of options to get your caffeinated fix. Close to LKF and Hollywood Blvd and just off the main path was NOC Coffee […]

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A Hidden Coffee and Whiskey Bar in Seoul

Lazmoo, Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea   I did not know what to expect when I visited Seoul, South Korea. Truth be told, I was a bit skeptical with being that close to N.Korea (I am American afterall). Nevertheless, it is a city that is simply just that – a city – robust and lively. Or […]

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