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Most people are familiar with the old Kansai favorite okonomiyaki, but its Kanto cousin—monjayaki—is just as delicious, (albeit somewhat less photogenic). And there’s a whole street—Tsukushima Monja Street—dedicated to proving it!
Hi,this is Ena from Hiroshima Hana hostel.
Our hostel is located between JR Hiroshima station and the MAZDA baseball stadium.Right next to the baseball stadium,there is a COSTCO. (only 10min walk from Hana!)
Why don’t you go to costco before the baseball game and enjoy Hiroshima more?
Costco wholesale HIROSHIMA
Regular hours :10:00am-8:00pm
◎15min walk from Hiroshima station
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My husband’s grandparents come from Okinawa, a place that is well known across the globe for having one of the longest life expectancies in the world – a fact that is mainly attributed to their healthy diet.
One of the key elements of this life-extending diet is a vegetable that is on trend this year (yes vegetables can be trendy): purple sweet potato.
The Okinawan purple sweet potato is chock-full of health benefits. They contain high levels of antioxidants, aid digestion and are filled with anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. In comparison to the regular ol’ white potato, sweet potatoes are effective in regulating blood sugar levels so you don’t experience that sudden spike then crash.
Plus purple vegetables are a big thing this year and people are eager to find creative ways to purple-fy their diet! If you can’t find purple sweet potato in your local store then replace with whatever type of sweet potato you can get and a mix of purple vegetables.
Japanese Purple Stir Fry
For the sauce
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Ok, not really. But with the cherry blossom season being just around the corner, it may be a great idea to start preparing for it by learning a few Japanese treats that are commonly eaten during this special spring flowers season. So let’s start with the famed sakura mochi — you’ll be surprised to learn how easy it is to make it yourself!
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Then serve in Japanese plates (preferably sakura-decorated) and enjoy the spring taste and scent at your home! And don’t forget to share your amazing photos with us via Facebook or #savvytokyo on Instagram. Enjoy! xx
Note: This article originally appeared on Savvy Tokyo in March 2014. It has been edited and updated by The Savvy Team.
Thai Kitchen Pakuchi is an authentic Thai eatery on the corner of Kawaramachi Marutamachi in downtown Kyoto. Friendly, informal and lots of fun Pakuchi draws a mainly younger crowd of diners.
The chefs are Thai and the food, though less spicy maybe than found in Bangkok, is truly delicious.
The menu is extensive with all your favorite Thai dishes included: khao phat, (fried rice) pad thai (fried noodles) and, of course, som tom thai (spicy green papaya salad).
Drinks include Singha or Chang beer and a variety of Thai whiskeys and soft drinks.
Thai Kitchen Pakuchi
Hours: Open 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-10pm (Last order) daily.
Pakuchi is just round the corner from the 100 year old sento, Sakura-yu.
There’s a Sanjo Pakuchi on Gokamachi north of Sanjo on the east side.
Kyoto has a fair number of Thai restaurants and even a Lao eatery. Thai restaurants in Kyoto include Khon Kaen in the Shinkyogoku arcade, Thai Cafe Kati on Ebisugawa, west of Fuyacho, Kroon near Demachiyanagi Station, Siam near Enmachi, and Esan on Imadegawa, west of Karasuma.
Khanty is the Lao restaurant north of Imadegawa on Teramachi.