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Kani Douraku

Crab Season in Kansai

Jan 18, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Since the month of December tends to be the busiest and most plentiful for crabs, it’s no wonder that the winter month boasts a delicious spike in availability for the...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Dining in Kansai

Oct 15, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Although Japan has its own Thanksgiving Day in November, the holiday isn't celebrated in quite the same style as in North America. However, with a growing American expat community in...[ Click to read more ]

Ramen

8 Most Popular Noodle Shops in the Kansai Region

Aug 20, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Ramen is one of the most iconic Japanese dishes the world over. Although it might not come with that luscious, silky and super flavorful umami broth and chewy noodles all...[ Click to read more ]

Seafood Market in Japan

Popular Seafood Markets and Ports in the Kansai Region

May 23, 2018 By Justin Hanus

One of the countries that’s so well known for their seafood and how they’ve gloriously incorporated it in their culture is Japan. Their sushi is a worldwide favorite and a...[ Click to read more ]

The Yatai Festival at Osaka Castle

Aug 28, 2017 By

Picture in your mind the usual selection of Japanese yatai and festival foods, like karaage, tama sen, JUMBO hot dogs, "kakigori" shaved ice. Now throw all that out, because this is not...[ Click to read more ]

El Zocalo Burrito in Osaka

Jun 29, 2016 By

I have it on good authority that El Zocalo Burrito in Osaka is all the burrito you will ever need. More US than Mexican, El Zocalo Burrito features great big...[ Click to read more ]

Takoyaki

Osaka is the Tenka no Daidokoro (the Nation’s Kitchen) – Not What You Think

May 19, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Before the world bought into the abstract concept of money - whereby a piece of metal or paper can stand in for something of real value - trade was conducted...[ Click to read more ]