Miyajima

Miyajima

Our stay in austere Koyasan was an interesting experience.  Highlights include being: (1) treated to scrumptious vegetarian monk food but then waking up at 2am to the growling of stomachs; (2) the late night tour of Koyasan’s cemetery with 300,000 sleeping souls which ended with […]

La Dame de Pic

La Dame de Pic

What store do you put in titles? Do you think that having a “Sir” added to the front of a name makes a person worthy of recognition or instead denotes someone with a lot of money to throw around?  Alternatively, what about those that are […]

Machiya

Machiya

This restaurant has to have one of the most swish websites I’ve seen recently.  When you click in, you are treated to a feast for the senses as colourful foods, happy customers and a fast clip of slick kitchen moves are put on display.  It […]

Augustine Kitchen

Augustine Kitchen

Who or what is Augustine? I always have suspicions when it sounds like people’s names are used for restaurants.  It seems to make them sound like the local place around the corner to frequent constantly.  Friendly and honest food (I hate those words ‘honest food’.  […]