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Izakaya Itaru — arguably the most popular Izakaya in Kanazawa. The place was full of customers who had wisely made reservations in advance, but my timing was good, and I was given a seat. A few brave hopefuls were standing in line waiting for a seat. I could understand waiting in front of a ramen・・・
Chain store restaurants, for example, “Otafuku” and “Kadocho” for udon; “Chu” and “Minrai” for Chinese; and “Janome” for sushi, have long been familiar to Kanazawans. The interesting thing though, is that, despite the chain restaurant signboards out front, the menu items and seasonings inside these various Kanazawa restaurants can be completely different from others of・・・
Everyone expected a construction boom when the Hokuriku Shinkansen arrived, and three years on, it’s a mixed blessing. According to NHK, the number of guests at big hotels in Kanazawa decreased slightly last year from the year before, but compared to the year before the Shinkansen opened, it’s up an amazing 26.5%. On the other・・・
It’s well-known that sardines go bad pretty quickly, so it’s no surprise that Iwashigumi will only serve sardines purchased that very same day. Sardine roe, the ultimate delicacy, will only be available until the end of the month. But, according to the master at Iwashigumi, the best-tasting sardine roe is still to come. Fried sardines・・・