I went to Mojiko Retro to try out Kawara Soba and Unameshi at Ganso Kawara Soba Takase! Kawara Soba originated in Shimonoseki but it is hard to get over to the original restaurant without a car, so I visited their shop in Mojiko Retro.
What is Kawara Soba? This dish originated in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Apparently during the war, soldiers used to cook on top of heated roof tiles... and the owner of Ganso Kawara Soba Takase took that idea and came up with this. The soba noodles used in this dish have matcha steeped into them, which gives them their distinctive green color. It is topped with pork, shredded egg, seaweed, lemons and the red stuff is momiji oroshi (grated daikon radish with chili pepper). It is delicious!!
Riding the train from Mojiko Station to Kokura, and also note the sun setting behind some clouds. This particular train was destined for Arao in Kumamoto Prefecture on the Kagoshima Main Line. The only speaking in this video is at the very beginning, so enjoy the train ASMR sounds.
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I saw these Cheese Manju on Instagram and I had to try them out, since I was still in Tanga Ichiba. Aozorado in Tanga Ichiba has got you on these Cheese Manju. It looks like the Cheese Manju was originated in Miyazaki but Aozorado has brought them to Kitakyushu.
Are you looking for the best things to eat in Kitakyushu? Kitakyushu has the best food in all of Japan. With a ton of Kitakyushu original dishes as well as stuff from elsewhere in Japan, why go anywhere else? It's all right here!
But you do need to have a sense of adventure to try things out you've never done before. Stay away from the chain restaurants as much as you can, because these local shops have got massive flavor.
Thanks to @bunbunmaruko on IG for showing me this place! https://www.instagram.com/bunbunmaruko/
I was going to stream but so many people on the strip jamming up the cell towers so I filmed a regular video. If you want to PARTY for New Years Eve, you need to come to LAS VEGAS. There is nothing else like it. The Las Vegas Strip is shut down to vehicle traffic so that everyone can go crazy all over the strip. I usually post up in front of Planet Hollywood/Bellagio as it is the best spot on the entire Strip to watch the fireworks at.
Mutsugoro-yaki. Named after and shaped like the Mutsugoro "mudskipper" fish, this delicious treat is waiting for you in Kitakyushu. Mutsugoro-yaki is served at Shikishima, which is right to the left of the main entrance to Tanga Ichiba.
It is the same concept as Taiyaki but this is a Fukuoka treat. I wanna do a Mutsugoro-yaki challenge sometime. I can probably put down 10 in one go. 😂
Someone from Kitakyushu asked me if I ever had Mutsugoro-yaki and I was like WHAT? So she suggested I go try it out the next time I'm in Kitakyushu. I am so glad I followed up on that recommendation. If you live in Kitakyushu or nearby, please give me recommendations to try! I will go check it out!! 😆
Halloween 2018 in Kokura, Kitakyushu Japan! WATCH UNTIL THE END, SOMEONE HAS A SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR KEVIN DURANT OF THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS. #kokurahalloween #kokurahalloween2018 #kitakyushu
Halloween was on a Wednesday this year, so everyone went Trick or Treating on Sunday, October 28th, 2018. Didn't think I would see much but I am glad I went out to Uomachi that night 😂 Everyone had amazing costumes and a great Halloween attitude.
The pink dude who likes the Spurs, if you see this get in touch with me 😂
Buta no Mura has the best tonkatsu ramen in the world. Located in Kamiyoshida in Kitakyushu, this place impressed me before I ever walked through the door. I was at the Kitakyushu Ramen Championship this year and took a chance on his shop because he was located in Kokuraminami Ward. His soup blew me away. If he was able to bring THAT flavor to a festival, imagine what he cooks up in his actual restaurant.
His tonkotsu soup is so thick and creamy and loaded with collagen. It doesn't have a weird funky smell or aftertaste, it is PERFECT. The festival version was VERY GOOD but it pales in comparison to the real thing. I really don't want to look for a better ramen. I don't think it exists. If I were to ever eat ramen somewhere else, it's only because I couldn't get to Buta no Mura.
The karaage and fried rice are also top notch. After 5pm the other half of Buta no Mura operates as a karaage take-out window. I can see why, their karaage stands on its own! It is very good. Nakatsu style karaage. The karaage is so crunchy and juicy.
Are you wondering what to eat in Kitakyushu? Then I want you to come visit this shop. Come to Buta no Mura and tell Murakami-san that I sent you. Tell him Chris Sakura from Youtube sent you.
Because the very best tonkotsu ramen will not be found in a national chain store. It is going to be found right here in Kitakyushu's Kokuraminami Ward. This is the best ramen in Kitakyushu. Made with love at Buta no Mura.
My Kitakyushu Ramen Championship video with Buta no Mura http://csakura.com/go2/kitaq-ramen-championship
Eating the best Karaage in Japan with the Chikifam. Nakatsu karaage is probably the best karaage in the world. Nakatsu is the "City of Fried Chicken" in Japan and for good reason. BECAUSE IT'S GOOD. No matter where you go in Nakatsu, it is going to be BOMB. The first time I ever had Nakatsu Karaage was out of a shack in Kitakyushu and even there it was HELLA GOOD.
I PROMISE YOU that you will not be disappointed by Nakatsu Karaage.
On the way back from Sugao no Taki, Lexi spotted a trail leading up to a building and we decided to check it out. I didn't know at the time but this Buddhist temple is called Myohoji (妙法寺). It looks like it might be abandoned. I searched for hours trying to find more info about this place, there is zero information, even search Japanese sources. We took a quick look around and afterwards we went to Round One in Kokura to escape the rain. The Spocha at Round One is really nice.
Sugao Waterfall, or Sugao no Taki is a popular 30m tall waterfall located in Kokuraminami Ward in Kitakyushu. People come to the Sugao no Taki waterfall during the summer to escape the sweltering heat. Sugao no Taki is also a well known "power spot" where spiritual energy is known to concentrate. I was once told that Sugao no Taki was a place where people go to commit suicide but we didn't see any evidence of that. That sucks, because I wanted to see a dead body and get my own Logan Paul moment.
The original meaning of Sugao means "bare faced" as in without makeup. The water coming down from the waterfall was supposedly so fierce that it would strip away a girl's makeup. I bet the water rushes down really hard during the Spring and early Summer after the snows melt. We hiked up to Sugao no Taki in late October 2018 and there wasn't much force behind the falls.
I just wish I had brought better shoes so I could get up to the upper level of the waterfall. I bet you can feel the makeup cleansing effect much better from up close.
My boy Matsukaze, the number one Youtuber in Himeji finally hit a huge milestone!! In the latest video, he says goodbye to one of his partners on the channel, Myujin, who is going to pursue his dreams in Fukuoka. I congratulate both of them by drinking 3 Strong Zero back to back. They also changed the name of their channel to Uma no Hone.
The original video from the Chikifam channel was a single take, I decided to make this one a little bit shorter. Originally uploaded November 12th, 2018 on the Chikifam channel.
Shiroya Sunny pan is still the best bread in Japan. For only 90 yen your face can be blasted with flavor. Take a french bread roll and inject condensed milk into it. One of my favorite things to eat in Kitakyushu. I ate the Sunny Pan in front of Yukuhashi Station because I was going to meet some friends there anyway.
Uncle Rikuro's Cheese cake - Jiggly cheesecake Osaka Japan I had a vision of me eating three of Uncle Rikuro's cheesecakes. I easily cleared the challenge in my dreams. That was before I saw them in person at Shin-Osaka Station.
I tried to hang with Yuka Kinoshita on her level by eating two Rikuro cheesecakes but I couldn't even do it. My stomach said SHUT IT DOWN. What's funny is that Yuka Kinoshita ate two, but I rewatched the video and she actually talked about wanting to buy THREE CHEESECAKES but they didn't have a third to sell her and that she was pressed for time to catch the Shinkansen. Holy hell.
Uncle Rikuro's cheesecake is REALLY good. That jiggle is mesmerizing. As well as super fluffy. I would love to drizzle some blueberry sauce or chocolate on top of the cheesecake next time. I think that would make it even better. Or if you could have them make it with blueberries or chocolate chips instead of raisins. UNCLE CHRIS CHEESECAKES ANYONE?
Adachi is the best kept secret in Akihabara. Today we stop by Adachi in Akihabara. One of my most favorite places in Tokyo to get a quick bite to eat. Looking for food in Akihabara? Monstrous portions await you.
Adachi on Tabelog http://csakura.com/go2/adachi-tabelog-en
This video is actually from March 2017. I was telling a friend on IG about this place and how he should check it out sometime. I posted some stories of the food from this place and EVERYONE voted that this should be the next video. So here we are.
Adachi has no English menus, no English speaking or understanding staff. It is run only by the old man and from time to time, his wife in the back. This place is purely Japanese. Not for the regular tourist, however, these types of places that do not cater to tourists are quite often THE BEST places to find delicious food. If you can speak and read enough Japanese to navigate your way in, I highly suggest it.