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Marukame Udon

Where did I eat? Marukame Udon at 2310 Kuhio Avenue, in Honolulu, Hawaii. What do they specialize in? Udon and tempura. What was the vibe? Cafeteria-style, small, busy. What did I order? Niku Udon and tempura – traditional broth with light fish and seaweed taste topped with beef and caramelized onions The noodles were cooked […]

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VanVan Izakaya

Where did I eat? VanVan Izakaya at 1333 Robson Street in Vancouver. What do they specialize in? Japanese izakaya style small dishes. What was the vibe? Cozy, dark, traditional Japanese decor. What did I order? Ebi Mayo – battered tiger prawns with chili mayo Ebi mayo is one of the dishes they I always order […]

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Ramen Butcher

Where did I eat? The Ramen Butcher at 223 East Georgia Street in Vancouver. What do they specialize in? Ramen and gyoza. What was the vibe? Flashy, hectic, non-traditional. What did I order? Classic Ramen – signature pork tonkatsu broth, house made noodles, aburi pork chashu and a medium boiled marinated egg The original broth […]

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