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Frog

Frog

Apparently the chef of Frog is somewhat of a celebrity. Having placed as a runner-up in MasterChef, Mr Handling did what any self-respecting competitor had to do, open his own restaurant.  This is how I ended up in version 2, based on the strident endorsement […]

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 […]