Saturday, May 21, 2016

2016 May: Japan: Flavors of Kyushu - Itadakimasu! (Let's eat!) Kampai! (Cheers!)

Tasting the Fukuoka and Kyushu cuisine!

Ippudo Tao
Food: chashu (simmered/braised pork) ramen with tamago and vegetables
Value: Average (1128 jpy = 564 php)
Location: Yubinbango810-0001 Fukuoka Tenjin, Chuo-ku, 1-13-13 (5 mins walk from Tenjin station)
Website: http://www.ippudo.com/store/tao_fukuoka/
Personal Preference: 9 out of 10




Ippudo Tao is a ramen restaurant made in collaboration between drum art group TAO and Ippudo.

Ramen and Wadaiko (Japanese drum) may seem to have nothing in common with each other at first glance. However, they both have a desire to modernize Japanese culture and share it with the rest of the world.  Both Ippudo and TAO see the world as a stage where they can entertain people and put smiles on their faces.



Matsuya (松屋 中洲店)

Nakasu-wabata
Food: Sausage and egg set meal
Value: Affordable
Location: 5-1-7 Nakasu Hakata-ku Fukuoka Fukuoka
Website: http://www.matsuyafoods.co.jp/english/menu/
Personal Preference: 9 out of 10



Since Yoshinoya is readily available in Philippines, better to try this new one.  (It’s like trying to stay away from the normal flavor of McDonalds, KFC, etc).

It’s good to know that the machine has English menu.  The food tastes good for its price.


Hakata Ekimae

Food: rice bowl with extra green onions and sliced pork bowl
Value: Affordable
Location: 3-30-29 Hakata Ekimae, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0011
Personal Preference: 7 out of 10



Restaurant (1) in Underground Shopping Street

Food: chicken and egg udon
Value: Affordable
Location: Tenjin Underground Shopping Street
Personal Preference: 8 out of 10




Restaurant (2) in Underground Shopping Street

Food: chicken with salad and healthy rice
Value: Average
Location: Tenjin Underground Shopping Street
Personal Preference: 9 out of 10



Curry House Coco Ichibanya
Food: salad and light crisped chicken
Value: Affordable
Location: 3 Chome-2-13 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 810-0001, Japan
Personal Preference: 7 out of 10, I love the salad than the curry!


This is now available in the Philippines!



Sasaguri Henro 88

Food: chicken curry ramen
Value: Average
Location: 1035 Sasaguri, Kasuya District, Fukuoka Prefecture 811-2405
Personal Preference: 6 out of 10, curry is just not for my taste buds.




Restaurant in Dazaifu Tenmagu
Food: shrimp tempura udon
Value: Affordable (780 jpy = 390 php)
Location: Dazaifu Tenmagu area
Personal Preference: 7 out of 10



I missed the adventure of having a street food.  Good thing, I get to have this sticky rice with red bean curd inside (along the street in Dazaifu).


Airport

Food: beef with rice and salad
Value: Average (1080 jpy = 540 php)
Location: 4F Fukuoka International Terminal
Personal Preference: 8 out of 10

Notes Yatai stalls are the famous restaurants that you should try in Fukuoka - unfortunately, I was not able to try one.

Hope I was able to feed your eyes with these gastronomic photos!

Lastly, have a chance to sip on sake!  I must say it's better than soju.
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