Look at those octopus in Takoyaki! And only 500 yen for 5 pcs. Found this at fish market of Nakagawa, Ibaraki prefecture.

Fried Karei fish (100 yen per piece) at a local supermarket

Fried Karei fish (100 yen per piece) at a local supermarket

Ise udon - thick but soft udon dressed in black sauce

Ise udon - thick but soft udon dressed in black sauce

This tempura soba bowl saved me from the cold rain in Kurashiki. The shop’s name is Azumi.

The holy Monjayaki. 
It fell behind Okonomiyaki in term of popularity, but this runnier version offers just the right feel and amount for me. Melted cheese topping is highly recommended.

The holy Monjayaki

It fell behind Okonomiyaki in term of popularity, but this runnier version offers just the right feel and amount for me. Melted cheese topping is highly recommended.

Matcha set: Matcha chiffon cake and iced Matcha latte at Matcha cafe in Kyoto

Matcha set: Matcha chiffon cake and iced Matcha latte at Matcha cafe in Kyoto