FOOD

Taipien (Vermicelli Soup), a Kumamoto Chinese Fusion Dish: Delight Your Tastebuds!

Kumamoto has a variety of famous dishes, from raw horse meat, to mustard stuffed lotus root. One food occasionally overlooked by tourists is a type of Chinese food unique to Kumamoto. Taipien is one of those delicious fusion dishes that will leave you wanting more! c.gurutabi.gnst.jp/ The origins of the soup are debated, but it…

Top 5 Delicious Traditional Kumamoto Grubs!

Before the advent of Kumamon, Kumamoto was one of those prefectures you tend to pass through without stopping, unless you had a reason, family, or were just curious. With its increase in popularity, and the arrival of the bullet train, we are beginning to see tourists enjoy something those of us who live here have…

Tomi’s Shortbread House – British Pastry in the Heart of Kumamoto

Shortbread might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Japanese baking, but for Tomi’s Shortbread House, it is a culinary staple. Located in the heart of Kumamoto, this British-style pastry shop offers so much more than just shortbread. I spoke to the store owner Yuki Wilson about the pastry…