Torikizoku, Kyoto

A friend recommended this chain for its good value. Every item is ¥280. While many people are attracted to this for its affordable pricing, it can really add up if you order a lot, like I did. In retrospect, I think the value that you get from this place is variety.   Started with eggs. I … Continue reading Torikizoku, Kyoto


Kinnotorikara, Shinkyogoku, Kyoto

The smell of this place is what made me stop by. That, and their line. Two good signs.   At first, we tried the smaller versions. It may not look particularly special, but it was tasty.   Then we realized that there are a bunch of self-serve powder / spice mixes that you can pour over the … Continue reading Kinnotorikara, Shinkyogoku, Kyoto

Claudine, San Francisco

At first, Claudine's left me slightly disappointed.  But then after much pondering (over the course of a few weeks), I think it is simply "good."  I would be comfortable recommending it, and it is a good date spot (note to self!), with a reliable assortment of French dishes (as far as one visit can show … Continue reading Claudine, San Francisco