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As you may know, sardines can go bad pretty quickly, so most restaurants hesitate to put sardine sashimi on the menu. But the chef at Iwashigumi is an expert on freshness, and the first thing I order when I walk in the door is the sardine “tataki” (minced sardines), which comes wrapped in crispy, grilled・・・
For a restaurant, a good location is usually critical, but what can we say about a restaurant that retains its popularity even though it’s on the outskirts of town? I say, very impressive! The udon shop “Otafuku” in Awagasaki is a good example. Even though it’s out of town, the lunchtime customers keep coming in・・・
A unique hotel has come to Kanazawa from Tokyo. All staff members are fluent in foreign languages, and most of the guests are from overseas. On the fifth floor, there’s an event space with a kitchen that accommodates about 30 people for parties. But party-partcipants have to bring their own food and drinks. Sometimes it’s・・・
This site is built on WordPress with plug-ins running on top of it. The relationship between WordPress and the plug-ins is similar to the relationship between a computer OS and the software running on it. So if WordPress suddenly gets an upgrade, the plug-ins may not work properly unless they also get upgrades. In practice,・・・
I got a last-minute invitation to a year-end party and hurried over to Iwashigumi. It was packed. I was looking forward to joining my friends inside, but I felt a little sorry to jump past all the others waiting outside. The minced sardines are super delicious. Sardines – just a common, everyday fish – but・・・
I once read that the only rival Starbucks faced entering Japan was Komeda Coffee. And Komeda’s approach is obviously far different from that of Starbucks, so essentially, Starbucks had no real competitor in Japan. Starbucks is sophisticated and stylish; Komeda Coffee maintains the spirit of the old-fashioned neighborhood tea room. The waitresses are older part-timers・・・