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Bo Innovation – Hong Kong ‘ ‘X-treme Chinese’ What a way to celebrate a birthday

London born Canadian raised Alvin Leung was an engineer for 20 years before he started cooking in Bo Innoseki in 2003, he…

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Gatten Sushi – Roppongi Tokyo – gone and probably forgotten

Gatten Zushi was a random stop by at Tokyo’s Roppongi’s district which is kinda like how Leicester Square is to…

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Bird Land – Tokyo – Posh Yakitori

I’m no yakitori restaurant expert but after my experience of Pissing Alley the impression was that they were hole-in-the-wall type places,…

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Rokurinsha – Tokyo Station – aka Tokyo Ramen Street

Rokurinsha which first opened in June 2009 on the fondly named ‘Ramen Street’ should be firmly on the slurp trail…

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Yatai Ramen Takaryu – Tokyo – Ramen is also for the alcoholically impaired

Tonkotsu ramen should come with a powerful viscous broth simmered for hours from a mixture of onion, garlic, spring onions,…

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Omoide Yokocho (Piss Alley) Shinjuku Tokyo

A short walk from Shinjuku station will bring you to Omoide Yokocho which translates as “Memory Lane” or as the…

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Daiwa Sushi – Tsukiji Fish Market – Tokyo

Tsukiji is Tokyo’s main fish market and it’s the largest of its kind in the world, with over sixty thousand workers…

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Ippudo – East Village NYC – ironically the bao blew me away

Ramen is Japan’s answer to soul food and I can get why with those delectable slowly simmered broths made from pork,…

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Jewel Bako – Michelin Star NYC Sushi

Jewel Bako has been around since the turn of the century, 2001 to be exact and it’s owned by husband…

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El Toro Blanco NYC – my initiation into Mexican food

New York has given me the first for many a dining experience so far, and El Toro Blanco is certainly one…