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Kushikura Honten: Splash Out at a Fancy Izakaya in the Heart of Kyoto

What does the word ‘izakaya’ mean to you? For me, it conjures up an image of seedy backstreets, smoke congregating in wisps and billows around blinking street signs, salarymen in beer-stained business suits with cigarette-stained fingers gripping wooden sticks of skewered meat. An izakaya is a haven for the jabbering rabble – a noisy, alcohol-fuelled…

Kushikatsu: Japanese Kebab?

What is this food with a funny name? One of the best foods Japan offers. Simply put kushi-katsu is fried meat on a stick. Well, that is a over-generalization. Meat, vegetables, fish, and many other things are skewered on a stick, breaded and deep fried. You dip the concoction in a sauce and enjoy. Osaka…