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Ginza Bairin: Tokyo 2017

One of the dishes that you have to try in Japan is tonkatsu. No, I didn’t just misspell tonkotsu, which is a pork bone based broth most often associated with ramen. Rather, tonkotsu refers to deep fried pork cutlets which are covered in a crispy panko coating. Our first introduction to Ginza Bairin was actually on our trip to Hawaii where they have a restaurant called Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin Hawaii.
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Kinnotsubasaerudoru (Nishiki Market): Kyoto 2017

As I mentioned previously, we made the mistake of heading to Kyoto during Japan’s Labour Thanksgiving Day (it felt like everyone in Japan was here that day). We had plans on visiting Nishiki Market because we’ve heard it’s a great food area (similar to Kuromon Market in Osaka). Well, one thing is for sure, it’s very popular! During our visit, we were squished in the market like sardines and weren’t able to enjoy any of the food. By the time we made it towards the end of the market, we were hungry and came across Kinnotsubasaerudoru (金の翼エルドール) which is a Korean restaurant located just outside the market area.
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Katsuya Shinjuku Nishiguchi (Tokyo 2016): Ordering Katsu by Vending Machine

Back in November, we finally made a trip to Tokyo and I have to say that it was an experience that will be well remembered. After our 10-hour direct flight from Vancouver and subsequent hour-long, 3-train ride to our hotel, we headed out in search of food. The good thing about Tokyo is that there’s food aplenty here. The bad thing is that there is so much choices to pick from.
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Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin (Hawaii 2016)

Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin is a well-known Japanese eatery that started in the upscale Ginza region of Tokyo in 1927 and has since expanded to Hong Kong, Korea, and even Hawaii.
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Osaka Sushi – North Burnaby

So there I was… sitting in front of my laptop… staring at a picture of some Japanese food… thinking to myself, “where the heck did I take this picture?” Guess that’s what happens when you eat out a lot.
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