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Cupcakes or Muffins? Why Not Do Both?

June 26, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Whether you are throwing a small party, want something to pair with your coffee, have kids who deserve a tasty treat, or (like me) you have insatiable sweet tooth that demands to be fed, cupcakes and muffins are the perfect indulgence. Japan loves a these delicious delicacies in that they manage to combine sugary sweetness […]

Tebasaki Summit – Scaling the Heights of Nagoya’s Most Famed Food

May 16, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Americans could be forgiven for thinking that chicken wings come from Buffalo, and Brits may think of them as that bit of the Sunday roast that no one really wants, but there are few foods quite so close to the heart of the people of Nagoya as the humble chicken wing. Tebasaki, to give it its local name, […]

Sake’ing it to ya, at the Nayabashi Sake Festival in Ngaoya

February 26, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Forget Asahi, Kirin or Strong Zero, there can be no doubt that the national drink of Japan is sake. ‘Nihonshu’, to give it its proper title (with ‘sake’ being a term to cover all alcoholic drinks), has been the main tipple of choice in these parts since the Nara period (710 to 794), after which it became used […]

Hey Joe – Nagoya’s Best Coffee Shops

February 21, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

While stereotype would have it that the Japanese are all nothing but green tea fiends, if you just look around there can be no doubt that the nation is in fact run on coffee, with everyone from salarymen to schoolgirls (there goes those stereotypes again) chugging down the stuff all throughout the day. In the […]

Where to spend Valentine’s Day in Nagoya

January 23, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

In his 1977 classic one hit wonder, John Paul Young sang the immortal lines “Love is in the air, everywhere I look around”.  There is a good chance that he wasn’t looking around Nagoya, as while it is an amazing city with so much to offer, thanks to its industrial past, calling it a romantic city in […]

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