Okonomiyaki – Hiroshima’s local dish

We had heard about Hiroshima’s speciality pancake dish, Okonomiyaki, and we really wanted to try it. The name Okonomiyaki means what you like (‘okonom’), cooked (‘yaki’ as in yakitori or teppanyaki). Okonomiyaki consists of a pancake base cooked on a hotplate, topped with layers of fried cabbage, egg noodles, thinly-sliced belly pork, bean sprouts, with … More Okonomiyaki – Hiroshima’s local dish

How to avoid ‘temple fatigue’: two days in Kyoto

Temple fatigue is a real thing when you’re travelling throughout Asia for an extended period of time. It’s easy to become blasé about some of the most beautiful sights and holy shrines, simply because there are so many that they become your new normal. How do you avoid this? Intersperse Kyoto temple spotting with relaxing … More How to avoid ‘temple fatigue’: two days in Kyoto

The home of street food: Austin, Texas

“Keep Austin weird” – the unofficial slogan you see on bumper stickers across the city, and one that was coined by the Austin Independent Business Alliance to promote small businesses. There’s definitely an independent, alternative feel to the state capital of Texas – not least because of the hundreds of food trucks on its streets. … More The home of street food: Austin, Texas

Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, Brooklyn

A good bar game has to have intrigue, space to stand and drink, and limited skill required. Hello, shuffleboard. Having recently discovered shuffleboard at Brewdog’s Shuffledog in Leeds, and become very competitive with it with our friends, we saw Royal Palms (Union Street) on Foursquare and wanted to go and check it out. The shuffleboard … More Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, Brooklyn


Back in 2013, a three week trip across the States, down the West coast and up the East, ending up at our friend’s amazing wedding in Washington DC, had fuelled our foodie fire… One of the best burritos we’ve ever had was from !Loteria! at the Farmer’s Market in LA (Fairfax and 3rd). Smoky St Louis ribs … More USA, USA, USA