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CHICKEN YAKITORI 
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I’m always quite sceptical of these dishes as the flavour and texture is often hit and miss. This however was a MASSIVE hit. The chicken was so moist and tender it split effortlessly into juicy fragments that had a clean and fresh flavour. The skin was beyond crisp, giving a satisfying shatter and ooze at the first bite. Speckled with salt and spices, it’s an absolute knock out dish.
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#syokudoruins #japanesefrenchfusion #chickenyakitori #yakitori #chickenskewers #foodporn #lovefood #foodstagram #igmeals #instafood #instaeats #japanesecuisine #foodiepics #fpotd #alwayseating #foodshare #kyotofood #lovejapan
CHICKEN YAKITORI _____ I’m always quite sceptical of these dishes as the flavour and texture is often hit and miss. This however was a MASSIVE hit. The chicken was so moist and tender it split effortlessly into juicy fragments that had a clean and fresh flavour. The skin was beyond crisp, giving a satisfying shatter and ooze at the first bite. Speckled with salt and spices, it’s an absolute knock out dish. . . . . . #syokudoruins  #japanesefrenchfusion  #chickenyakitori  #yakitori  #chickenskewers  #foodporn  #lovefood  #foodstagram  #igmeals  #instafood  #instaeats  #japanesecuisine  #foodiepics  #fpotd  #alwayseating  #foodshare  #kyotofood  #lovejapan 
DEEP FRIED TOFU & PICKLED VEGETABLES
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When you’re all about that brief detox but the deep fried foods makes a sneaky comeback. Unbelievably light and crispy batter encasing the silkiest of tofu cubes
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#deepfriedtofu #tofutempura #batteredtofu #vegan #vegetarian #japancuisine #narapark #nara #foodporn #lovefood #foodgasm #instaeats #instafood #foodstagram #igmeals #alwayseating #onmytable #foodiepics #foodsharing #fpotd #eatmunchies #thedailybite
DEEP FRIED TOFU & PICKLED VEGETABLES _____ When you’re all about that brief detox but the deep fried foods makes a sneaky comeback. Unbelievably light and crispy batter encasing the silkiest of tofu cubes . . . . . #deepfriedtofu  #tofutempura  #batteredtofu  #vegan  #vegetarian  #japancuisine  #narapark  #nara  #foodporn  #lovefood  #foodgasm  #instaeats  #instafood  #foodstagram  #igmeals  #alwayseating  #onmytable  #foodiepics  #foodsharing  #fpotd  #eatmunchies  #thedailybite 
THE ‘REAL’ FRIED OYSTER
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These were the size of my hand and absolutely glorious. Coated in panko breadcrumbs, the batter was wonderfully warm and light with a serious crunch gave way to the tender steaming oyster beneath. With a fine grained texture almost like velvet, the oysters had a meaty bite that was moist and juicy with hints of sweet, metallic and briny flavours. A lot going on here!
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#deepfriedoyster #oyster #oystertempura #kakiya #miyajima #miyajimaisland #foodporn #lovefood #foodgasm #instaeats #instafood #foodstagram #igmeals #fpotd #thedailybite #foodphotography #alwayshunhry #alwayseating #foodiepics #foodsharing
THE ‘REAL’ FRIED OYSTER _____ These were the size of my hand and absolutely glorious. Coated in panko breadcrumbs, the batter was wonderfully warm and light with a serious crunch gave way to the tender steaming oyster beneath. With a fine grained texture almost like velvet, the oysters had a meaty bite that was moist and juicy with hints of sweet, metallic and briny flavours. A lot going on here! . . . . . #deepfriedoyster  #oyster  #oystertempura  #kakiya  #miyajima  #miyajimaisland  #foodporn  #lovefood  #foodgasm  #instaeats  #instafood  #foodstagram  #igmeals  #fpotd  #thedailybite  #foodphotography  #alwayshunhry  #alwayseating  #foodiepics  #foodsharing 
GRILLED SARDINE WITH SOY & GINGER
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Chunky shards of dense, rich sardine with a crisp skin that absorbed the fiery and refreshing ginger/soy dressing wonderfully.
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#shimakitazawa #rokoyyo #sardines #grilledsardine #foodporn #foodgasm #instaeats #foodstagram #igmeals #foodiepics #foodforfoodies #japancuisine#tokyodinner #fpotd #dailybite #eatmunchies #onmytable #alwayshungry #alwayseating
SHRIMP & OCTOPUS OKINOMIYAKI
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Yes, this is a real thing and it is hands down the best hangover cure. A combination of the Japanese words ‘what you like’ (okinomi) and ‘grill’ (yaki), this Japanese savoury pancake/pizza hybrid was loaded with layers of shredded cabbage, bean sprouts, shrimp, octopus, pork, DEEP FRIED SOBA NOODLES, a fried egg and topped with a generous smothering of okinomiyaki sauce which was sweet, savoury and tart all at the same time. An absolute whirlwind of flavours and textures, this is a slippery slope...
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#okinomiyaki #okinomiyakisauce #hiroshimaokonomiyaki #hiroshima #japanesegrill #japanesepancake #japanesepizza #comfortfood #cheatday #cheatmeal #hiroshima #fpotd #foodporn #foodgasm #instafood #foodstagram #onmygrill #alwayseating #foodiepics #foodforfoodies #thedailybite
SHRIMP & OCTOPUS OKINOMIYAKI _____ Yes, this is a real thing and it is hands down the best hangover cure. A combination of the Japanese words ‘what you like’ (okinomi) and ‘grill’ (yaki), this Japanese savoury pancake/pizza hybrid was loaded with layers of shredded cabbage, bean sprouts, shrimp, octopus, pork, DEEP FRIED SOBA NOODLES, a fried egg and topped with a generous smothering of okinomiyaki sauce which was sweet, savoury and tart all at the same time. An absolute whirlwind of flavours and textures, this is a slippery slope... . . . . . #okinomiyaki  #okinomiyakisauce  #hiroshimaokonomiyaki  #hiroshima  #japanesegrill  #japanesepancake  #japanesepizza  #comfortfood  #cheatday  #cheatmeal  #hiroshima  #fpotd  #foodporn  #foodgasm  #instafood  #foodstagram  #onmygrill  #alwayseating  #foodiepics  #foodforfoodies  #thedailybite 
PURPLE SWEET POTATO SOFT SERVE
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Thick, creamy and cooling vanilla soft serve streaked with the comforting saccharine starchiness of purple sweet potato - the ultimate indulgence. Add a scoop of warmed sweet potato with a lusciously smooth texture and I’m a very happy girl .
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#sweetpotatoicecream #softserve #softserveicecream #purplesweetpotato #icecream #foodporn #foodgasm #dessertporn #sweeteats #fpotd #foodiepics #foodsharing #alwayshungry #alwayseating #thedailybite #eatmunchies #cheatday #cheatmeal
PURPLE SWEET POTATO SOFT SERVE _____ Thick, creamy and cooling vanilla soft serve streaked with the comforting saccharine starchiness of purple sweet potato - the ultimate indulgence. Add a scoop of warmed sweet potato with a lusciously smooth texture and I’m a very happy girl . . . . . #sweetpotatoicecream  #softserve  #softserveicecream  #purplesweetpotato  #icecream  #foodporn  #foodgasm  #dessertporn  #sweeteats  #fpotd  #foodiepics  #foodsharing  #alwayshungry  #alwayseating  #thedailybite  #eatmunchies  #cheatday  #cheatmeal 
WAGYU BEEF WITH BUTTERED SWEETCORN 
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The texture of seared wagyu never ceases to amaze me. Shatteringly crisp on the outside with the thinnest of crusts, the meat melted into a melange of tender strips, dripping with an enduring juiciness. The full bodied sauce had a buttery sweetness that coated the tongue brilliantly and a sneaky salinity that was beyond addictive. The crunchy sweet corn added great bite and soaked up the wagyu sauce perfectly. Deeeeelish.
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#wagyu #wagyubeef #kyotowagyu #foodporn #foodgasm #instafood #instaeats #fpotd #dailybite #eatmunchies #onmytable #foodiepics #foodphotography #foodshare #alwayseating #foodporn #foodgasm #japanesedining #lovejapan
WAGYU BEEF WITH BUTTERED SWEETCORN _____ The texture of seared wagyu never ceases to amaze me. Shatteringly crisp on the outside with the thinnest of crusts, the meat melted into a melange of tender strips, dripping with an enduring juiciness. The full bodied sauce had a buttery sweetness that coated the tongue brilliantly and a sneaky salinity that was beyond addictive. The crunchy sweet corn added great bite and soaked up the wagyu sauce perfectly. Deeeeelish. . . . . . #wagyu  #wagyubeef  #kyotowagyu  #foodporn  #foodgasm  #instafood  #instaeats  #fpotd  #dailybite  #eatmunchies  #onmytable  #foodiepics  #foodphotography  #foodshare  #alwayseating  #foodporn  #foodgasm  #japanesedining  #lovejapan 
CONGER EEL SUSHI
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Eel is clearly becoming a favourite of mine but this time we tried conger eel, a river eel. First impressions; it looked sinisterly translucent... in reality we were left fighting for the last piece (I won). Much less potent than grilled sea eel, it had a cleaner almost mineral taste with an unbelievable tenderness that made it dissolve in the mouth. Mind blown. .
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#tsukijifishmarket #tsukijimarket #taukiji #congereel #eelsushi #rivereel #foodporn #lovefood #foodiepics #tokyosushi #japanesecuisine #foodstagram #igmeals #dailybite #alwayseating #onmytable #wheretoeatjapan #fpotd #foodgasm
CONGER EEL SUSHI _____ Eel is clearly becoming a favourite of mine but this time we tried conger eel, a river eel. First impressions; it looked sinisterly translucent... in reality we were left fighting for the last piece (I won). Much less potent than grilled sea eel, it had a cleaner almost mineral taste with an unbelievable tenderness that made it dissolve in the mouth. Mind blown. . . . . . #tsukijifishmarket  #tsukijimarket  #taukiji  #congereel  #eelsushi  #rivereel  #foodporn  #lovefood  #foodiepics  #tokyosushi  #japanesecuisine  #foodstagram  #igmeals  #dailybite  #alwayseating  #onmytable  #wheretoeatjapan  #fpotd  #foodgasm 
WHITE & BROWN MISO AUBERGINE
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Miso aubergine is always a winner but I’ve only ever had it with rich, salty and Unami brown miso. Adding its sweeter white counter part, which has a slightly creamier texture, brought about a wonderful sweet and salty stickiness that was mellowed out brilliantly by the tender and meaty flesh of the chunky aubergine.
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#misoaubergine #whitemiso #brownmiso #kyotodinner #wheretoeatjapan #roastedaubergine #lovefood #foodporn #japan #eatingjapan #foodiepics #foodshare #instafood #instaeats #igmeals #foodstagram #fpotd #dailybite #japanesecuisine
WHITE & BROWN MISO AUBERGINE _____ Miso aubergine is always a winner but I’ve only ever had it with rich, salty and Unami brown miso. Adding its sweeter white counter part, which has a slightly creamier texture, brought about a wonderful sweet and salty stickiness that was mellowed out brilliantly by the tender and meaty flesh of the chunky aubergine. . . . . . #misoaubergine  #whitemiso  #brownmiso  #kyotodinner  #wheretoeatjapan  #roastedaubergine  #lovefood  #foodporn  #japan  #eatingjapan  #foodiepics  #foodshare  #instafood  #instaeats  #igmeals  #foodstagram  #fpotd  #dailybite  #japanesecuisine 
DEEP FRIED BEEF WRAPPED RICE WITH KIMCHI & SESAME SEEDS
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Hot out of the fryer, this is a dangerous little snack that will satisfy all your deep-fried dreams. Super thin layers of fried beef glazed with a sticky sweet sauce and studded with sesame seeds, it was the perfect contrast to the crunchy, fresh and tangy kimchi on the top. The warm, firm rice inside actually had a slight heart warming crispness making it all too easy to devour in seconds. Street food at its finest .
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#japanesestreetfood #friedbeef #friedrice #kimchi #deepfried #kyotostreetfood #fushimiinari #lovefood #foodporn #instafood #instaeats #alwayshungry #onmytable #streetfood #lovejapan #wheretoeatjapan #foodiepics #fpotd #dailybite #foodsharing #foodphotography #foodgasm
DEEP FRIED BEEF WRAPPED RICE WITH KIMCHI & SESAME SEEDS _____ Hot out of the fryer, this is a dangerous little snack that will satisfy all your deep-fried dreams. Super thin layers of fried beef glazed with a sticky sweet sauce and studded with sesame seeds, it was the perfect contrast to the crunchy, fresh and tangy kimchi on the top. The warm, firm rice inside actually had a slight heart warming crispness making it all too easy to devour in seconds. Street food at its finest . . . . . #japanesestreetfood  #friedbeef  #friedrice  #kimchi  #deepfried  #kyotostreetfood  #fushimiinari  #lovefood  #foodporn  #instafood  #instaeats  #alwayshungry  #onmytable  #streetfood  #lovejapan  #wheretoeatjapan  #foodiepics  #fpotd  #dailybite  #foodsharing  #foodphotography  #foodgasm 
KOMBU SEAWEED MUFFIN
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This warm little muffin was so soft, light and moist that the buttery sponge disintegrated almost instantly. Speckled with salty strands of springy kombu seaweed, it was a really interesting take on a sweet/salty offering and definitely something I would have again! .
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#sagancafe #sagankyoto #seaweedmuffin #savourymuffin #kombuseaweed #lovejapan #japanesecuisine #foodporn #lovefood #instafood #instaeats #foodstagram #igmeals #fpotd #onmytable #wheretoeatjapan #alwayseating #dailybite #eatmunchies
KOMBU SEAWEED MUFFIN _____ This warm little muffin was so soft, light and moist that the buttery sponge disintegrated almost instantly. Speckled with salty strands of springy kombu seaweed, it was a really interesting take on a sweet/salty offering and definitely something I would have again! . . . . . #sagancafe  #sagankyoto  #seaweedmuffin  #savourymuffin  #kombuseaweed  #lovejapan  #japanesecuisine  #foodporn  #lovefood  #instafood  #instaeats  #foodstagram  #igmeals  #fpotd  #onmytable  #wheretoeatjapan  #alwayseating  #dailybite  #eatmunchies 
BAKED SEA URCHIN IN A BAMBOO CHARCOAL BUN
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One of the most bizarre things I’ve ever eaten but I assure you it is pure genius! The bun was delightfully soft and light - redolent of a Bao yet with a filling like no other. The rich and decadent cream sauce, almost like a custard, was bursting with lip smacking smoothness that contrasted the foie-gras esque salinity of the sea urchin chunks brilliantly. The bun and filling then disintegrated beautifully into one to bring a real comforting edge.
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#seaurchin #bamboobun #charcoalbun #tsukijifishmarket #tsukijimarket #foodporn #foodgasm #instafood #instaeats #foodstagram #igmeals #tokyobreakfast #lovejapan #japanesefoodie #wheretoeatjapan #japanesestreetfood #alwayseating #onmytable #foodiepics #foodsharing #foodphotography
BAKED SEA URCHIN IN A BAMBOO CHARCOAL BUN _____ One of the most bizarre things I’ve ever eaten but I assure you it is pure genius! The bun was delightfully soft and light - redolent of a Bao yet with a filling like no other. The rich and decadent cream sauce, almost like a custard, was bursting with lip smacking smoothness that contrasted the foie-gras esque salinity of the sea urchin chunks brilliantly. The bun and filling then disintegrated beautifully into one to bring a real comforting edge. . . . . . #seaurchin  #bamboobun  #charcoalbun  #tsukijifishmarket  #tsukijimarket  #foodporn  #foodgasm  #instafood  #instaeats  #foodstagram  #igmeals  #tokyobreakfast  #lovejapan  #japanesefoodie  #wheretoeatjapan  #japanesestreetfood  #alwayseating  #onmytable  #foodiepics  #foodsharing  #foodphotography 
AZUKI BEAN WHEEL CAKE
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This is me all over. Dense, moist and surreptitiously soft, the crisp exterior gave way to a centre jam packed with thick, sweet and sticky azuki bean paste. Served warm it’s worryingly addictive...
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#japanesewheelcake #wheelcake #azukibean #azukibeanpaste #japanesedessert #japanesepastry #lovefood #foodporn #kyotofood #lovejapan #japanesestreetfood #instaeats #igmeals #foodstagram #instafood #dailybite #foodiepics #foodshare
AZUKI BEAN WHEEL CAKE _____ This is me all over. Dense, moist and surreptitiously soft, the crisp exterior gave way to a centre jam packed with thick, sweet and sticky azuki bean paste. Served warm it’s worryingly addictive... . . . . . #japanesewheelcake  #wheelcake  #azukibean  #azukibeanpaste  #japanesedessert  #japanesepastry  #lovefood  #foodporn  #kyotofood  #lovejapan  #japanesestreetfood  #instaeats  #igmeals  #foodstagram  #instafood  #dailybite  #foodiepics  #foodshare 
BRAISED DUCK WITH JAPANESE MUSTARD
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The most gorgeous braised duck breast with a rich fattiness that matched the peppery Japanese mustard perfectly. It was actually served cold which made the texture even more compact, toothsome and satisfying.
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#kyotodining #kyotodinner #braisedduck #duckbreast #japanesemustard #lovejapan #wheretoeatjapan #japan #ginza #foodporn #lovefood #instafood #foodstagram #igmeals #foodiepics #foodshare #fpotd #dailybite #foodphotography #onmytable
BRAISED DUCK WITH JAPANESE MUSTARD _____ The most gorgeous braised duck breast with a rich fattiness that matched the peppery Japanese mustard perfectly. It was actually served cold which made the texture even more compact, toothsome and satisfying. . . . . . #kyotodining  #kyotodinner  #braisedduck  #duckbreast  #japanesemustard  #lovejapan  #wheretoeatjapan  #japan  #ginza  #foodporn  #lovefood  #instafood  #foodstagram  #igmeals  #foodiepics  #foodshare  #fpotd  #dailybite  #foodphotography  #onmytable 
SASHIMI PLATTER
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When there are no English menus and your best attempts at Japanese result in this, I think I’m justified in saying I’m basically bilingual. Gorgeous sashimi platter from a super vibey Izakaya restaurant in Azuban-Juban with an inspired plum sake pairing
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#sashimi #sashimiplatter #roppongirestaurant #rappongiizakaya #izakaya #tokyo #japan #lovefood #foodporn #instaeats #igmeals #fpotd #japanesefood #japanesesashimi #plumsake#alwayseating #foodiepics #foodshare #foodstagram
SASHIMI PLATTER _____ When there are no English menus and your best attempts at Japanese result in this, I think I’m justified in saying I’m basically bilingual. Gorgeous sashimi platter from a super vibey Izakaya restaurant in Azuban-Juban with an inspired plum sake pairing . . . . . #sashimi  #sashimiplatter  #roppongirestaurant  #rappongiizakaya  #izakaya  #tokyo  #japan  #lovefood  #foodporn  #instaeats  #igmeals  #fpotd  #japanesefood  #japanesesashimi  #plumsake #alwayseating  #foodiepics  #foodshare  #foodstagram 
GRILLED UNAGI
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The best grilled eel I have ever eaten. So smoky and rich with a sweet, umami teriyaki sauce that packs a serious punch! Heartbroken that I’ll probably never find this stall again.
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#grilledeel #unagi #tsukiji #tsukijifishmarket #tokyo #ginza #japan #foodporn #lovefood #instafood #foodstagram #igmeals #eels #freshfish #fishbowl #sushirice #teriyaki #igmeals #fpotd #dailybite #foodphotography
OKOMASE-DON BOWL
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A true Omega 3 bowl  from Tsukiji fish market with freshly caught sea urchin, salmon roe, squid, sea eel, herring, tuna, yellow tail, scallop, fatty tuna and egg. This is a 6am breakfast I could actually get used to! .
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#tsukiji #tsukijifishmarket #okomasedon #sashimi #freshsashimi #tokyo #japan #ginza #sushibowl #seafoodsushi #fishsashimi