Tag Archives: Japanese

Naosara 尚更 Handmade Udon

Guest blogger I-Chun Liu introduces another Japanese noodle restaurant, this one featuring udon.  And she is such a regular that the owner’s wife knows to prepare her ‘usual’ order.

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二月半そば 2½ months Soba

I have heard that the hot summer months are one of the best times to enjoy Japanese buckwheat soba noodles.  And I Chun-liu introduces us to a special soba place on Zhongshan North Road.

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So Miso Jap Fusion

When a gourmet writer and onsen/SPA culture expert with a rich background in Japanese food and culture recommends a Japanese restaurant, you know it will be something special.  So when Spa Lady Windy posted about So Miso Jap Fusion (風尚料亭) on her Facebook … Continue reading

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Kanpai

Christmas is the time for family, and for us this year it included an early January visit for my father.  We wanted to take him somewhere special, with his only stipulation being that he wanted to dine at a Japanese … Continue reading

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Golden Chopsticks

Recently, I blogged about high-end Japanese restaurant Mitsui.  But for contrast, I want to feature a less exclusive but equally memorable Japanese restaurant.  Golden Chopsticks (金筷子 – jin kuaizi) is a small, cozy restaurant huddled in the Japanese enclave in North Western Taipei … Continue reading

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Generous Japanese: Mitsui

With Japan in the news for all the wrong reasons, I would like to celebrate instead the beauty of Japanese cuisine in Taiwan.  Taiwan, through its fifty years of Japanese colonization, has inherited a deep reverence for Japanese food and … Continue reading

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Yamakiya: Japanese food, pub style

Yamakiya (山喜屋, or shan xi wu in Chinese) is an authentically Japanese experience.  Not in the set-menu artistic Japanese-cuisine way: you won’t find expert sushi chefs here, nor does it aspire to Japanese-style haute cuisine.  Yamikiya provides a rustic experience, … Continue reading

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