One of my first priorities when we move somewhere new or travel to a new location is FOOD! But not just any food. I like to find the locally owned "mom-and-pop" shops and I like to find the local grocery stores that carry new things I've never tried before.
Located in the northern part of mainland of Japan and facing the Sea of Japan, Akita City is a four-hour drive from Misawa Air Base. The city is surrounded by rice fields and mountains and is known as one of the nation’s most important granary regions.
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When I think of Okinawa, great beaches, water activities and the warm, friendly, laid-back locals come to mind. So when I had the chance to get back to that paradise, I didn’t hesitate. And, as you read above, the price was right.
You may have heard and even sampled Okinawa’s signature so-called soul food, taco rice – south-of-the-boarder-seasoned ground beef atop rice with shredded cheese, lettuce and tomato. But, what about its cousin, “omu-taco rice”?
If you want to enjoy authentic Thai food on Okinawa, Siam in Nanjo City is a good choice.
Restaurant owner Yasushi Inoue and his Thai wife Nok have run the restaurant for 20 years with the goal of inspiring locals with their taste of Thailand dishes.
Summer in Japan gets scorching and steamy. Mid-summer Temperatures often reach 95 F or higher depending on the region. Along with beer, watermelon and soomen (cold udon noodle), kakigoori (shaved ice) is a popular cold food that cools us down during summer.