The One about Gindaco Highball Sakaba

For Takoyaki fans, in Japan, you can find a Gindaco Highball Sakaba shop all throughout Japan. As the title indicates, you can drink highball (a mixed alcoholic drink that is composed of an alcoholic base spirit and a larger proportion of a non-alcoholic mixer) and eat it with your takoyaki. While the main store is in Tsukiji, I decided to go to the one in Nakano Broadway to try out […]

The One about Carniceria Panaderia y Taqueria in Lemoore, California

I was passing by Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California and stopped by a market/restaurant, Carniceria Panaderia y Taqueria. I have been told that this place sells massive burritos for a great price and the burritos are delicious. So, I had to give this place a try! Going inside, you approach the market, but you go to the right and the area that sells burritos and tacos are located […]

The One about San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee – Chocolate Almond OneCup

I’ve blogged about San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee several times before. With their Dark Chocolate Bar and their famous Fog Chaser, this time I am trying their Chocolate Almond.  And I always mention first, for those who never have read my coffee reviews, I don’t drink things straight, I need my sugar free creamer and I’m good to go. San Francisco Bay Gourmet has done a wonderful job with their […]

The One about Pompompurin Cafe in Harajuku

Naturally, as one would expect from Japan, there is a lot of love for Sanrio. From Hello Kitty to Gudetama,  a plethora of characters that have plenty of merchandise that many fans clamor for and deeply love. A character that may not be as known outside of Japan has a cafe. Known as Pompompurin, a golden retriever dog which Sanrio introduced in 1996, this cute dog lives in a basket […]

The One about Market Restaurant Agio by Mikasa Kaikan

Mikasa Kaikan is a company that owns many restaurants throughout Japan. Specializing in French, Italian and Chinese cuisine, their restaurants are hard to miss. As some who may want to experience southern European food, Mikasa Kaikan has Market Restaurant Agio, which specializes in Milano style pizza baked in a firewood kiln, grilled condensed umami on bincho charcoal. Currently they are selling a pizza with white sauce with salmon and mushrooms, […]

The One about Saboten Delica

In Japan, you can find many restaurants that specialize in tonkatsu (fried pork).  But when you are on the go or near station and feel hungry, one place that you can depend on for tasty fried tonkatsu is Saboten. With over 330 restaurants throughout Japan, Saboten wanted to bring their delicious tonkatsu to neighborhoods and thus started Saboten Delica restaurants. While located in various areas throughout Japan, the one I […]

The One about Shamrock by Abbot’s Choice in Roppongi

Located in the Minato Ward in Roppongi is one of the noteworthy pubs in the area. Shamrock by Abbot’s Choice is known for carrying numerous draught beers, hundreds of varieties of whisky and bottled beer. Best place to find during your stroll to or from Roppongi Hills.  If you happen to visit the place during happy hour (3 p.m. – 7 p.m.)., you’re really in for a treat.  Food and […]

The One about Ikinari Steak Part 2

I don’t really eat red meat, let alone steak all that much. When I travel, often I’ll partake in steak. And I wanted to try the Kobe Steak at Hakushu in Shibuya and the Japanese Rib-Eye Steak at Ikinari Steak (which there are many restaurants in Japan, three in New York City and six more being planned). I briefly wrote about Ikinari Steak last October. Last year, I wrote about […]