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Bistro Ryomon stands inconspicuously on a narrow street in the Higashiyama Chaya district. I had heard that the Bistro was serving squab this summer, so I went over to see. Squab are difficult to breed and are considered a specialty dish even in their native France. Chef Ryomon slowly grills the meat, drawing out the・・・
People around the world eat more sardines than any other fish. But, have you ever tried sardine sashimi? Fresh sardines are delicate and a little difficult to work with, so you’ll seldom see sardine sashimi, even at sushi bars. We always purchase fresh sardines and serve them the same day. Why not give them a・・・
Gourmet websites are indispensable when going out for dinner these days. They provide a valuable source of information, especially when traveling. Last week I went to an alumni get-together in Kyoto. Of course, the choice of a restaurant is always an important part of such meetings because it helps create a memorable atmosphere. Somehow, I・・・
After being sick in bed for a while, I was invited out for lunch by a senior friend. At the Daikokuya Udon shop, we ordered cold “geso” (squid) tempura with soba noodles and egg donburi with udon noodles. Then at the Matsumoto Soba shop, we had “kakitama soba” (egg stirred into hot soba noodles). For・・・
Up from my sick bed and finishing my rehabilitation regimen, I took a bus downtown. Iwashigumi is always packed on weekends, but I waited and got in when another party left. Sardine tartar is still on the menu, but it won’t be for long. Crispy fried sardines and sardine sushi are my favorites. I order・・・
A Bulgarian friend just sent pictures of the lunch scene at Ishiguro. In the evening, regular customers dig in to the regular menu while chatting quietly and downing a few drinks. But at lunch, the chef offers up a variety of whimsical and unpredictable menu items that make Ishiguro hard to categorize. Maybe that’s why・・・
The Nikkei Shimbun reported on May 31, under the headline, “Private Rentals to Encourage Hotel Price Competition,” that nationwide the number of “minpaku” (private lodging rentals) had reached about 62,000. A few days later, on June 4, another article announced, “Airbnb Loses 80% of Posted Listings Due to New Law.” Private rental owners seem to・・・