Yardbird

Yardbird 33-35 Bridges Street Sheung Wan Hong Kong High up on the to-try list for Hong Kong was Yardbird.  It is known for its Japanese modern yakitori/izakaya fare.  I had seen it on travel shows and Perpetually Underwhelmed and 3SB recommended the place.  They had already nailed it with their recommendation of Yakiniku Great, so…

Fukuhachi @ Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane)

Fukuhachi (Stall No. 58 on the map) Google Maps (general location of Omoide Yokocho) I started to hit that point on a vacation where the constantly hustle and on-the-go speed caught up to me.  I took a massive nap around 6pm and woke up at 10pm.  With The Annoyer’s help, I overcame my laziness and took a…

Raku

There are 2 off strip restaurants that people always talk about in the Sin City, Lotus of Siam and Raku.  While the former fell just a bit short of expectations, the latter was well worth the cab fare.  Some people say Raku is one of the best izakaya restaurants they’ve been to.  Smooth Obturator and…

Niwattori

What is Niwatori?  Smooth Obturator called it a “chicken place,” so that probably explains why I never jumped at the chance to eat here.  Chicken is definitely not something I get excited for.  I rarely order chicken when I dine at fancy restaurants, because I feel like chicken is just so ordinary.  I woudln’t want…

Nanbankan

I meet up with Big Willie for the first time in a long time.  It’s amazing how you can live just minutes away from someone and still never see them.  We go way back, back to the days when were wild and free.  Now were just a pair of old tame retired senior citizens, retreating…

Honda Ya Izakaya

Honda-Ya is located in the Little Tokyo Mall in Downtown Japan.  It’s a sad mall, with only a few saving graces such as Beard Papa’s and restaurants like Honda-Ya.  I like Japanese people.  I like Japanese cars.  I like Japanese food.  I don’t like how Japanese sit on the floor to eat.   I was reminded…