Hiroshima: Rei-chan

This is the eighth post on my recent food eating adventures to Japan. All other posts can be found here

After having okonomiyaki in Osaka, I was really keen to try Hiroshima’s version which is more of a layered version of crepe, cabbage, beansprouts, pork, noodles, egg, sauce and green onions. Near the train station, there is a building with rows and rows of okonomiyaki shops. However, E’s family recommended us to try Rei-chan and with a recommendation from the locals, why not? Continue reading

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Hiroshima: Bakudanya

This is the seventh post on my recent food eating adventures to Japan. All other posts can be found here

We were at the Hiroshima shinkasen station shopping and decided to catch a quick bite before heading back to Kobe. E’s friend brought us to this place, which supposedly is famous for being the original creators of Hiroshima style Tsukemen. It was conveniently located near the station and not so crowded, presumably because we were there in the late afternoon. Continue reading

Hiroshima: Yakitori at Hana Kushi & Sante

This is the sixth post on my recent food eating adventures to Japan. All other posts can be found here

In comparison to Kyoto, where the vibe feels very old-school, formal, polite, conservative, etc, Hiroshima is like a vastly different city, especially in terms of eating out and the restaurants that we came across. We found a lot more Izakayas’ than I ever saw in Kyoto. In fact, there was a whole row of them located en-route to our hotel. Izakaya are a type of informal drinking establishments which serve mainly drinks but also small bites to go along with the drinks. I actually don’t think these are small bites (IE: tapas). You can have a proper meal here, just don’t ask for rice or noodles or an 8 course set meal.  Continue reading