Food

Seike Yuba Kyoto The Real Japan Rob Dyer

Seike Yuba (Tofu Skin) Restaurant, Kyoto

​​You know soybeans. You’ve even cultivated a taste for tofu. Well, now there’s another high nutritional variant for you to discover: yuba. Aka tofu skin. ​​I recently tried yuba for the first time…

goya champuru The Real Japan Rob Dyer

Okinawan Food and Goods

The people of Okinawa live longer than anywhere else in Japan (indeed most of the world), and much of that longevity is attributed to their diet.  O​kinawan food is diverse…

Sunshine Cafe, Osaka The Real Japan Rob Dyer

Sunshine Cafe, Osaka

An excellent selection of global coffees is the main draw at Sunshine Cafe, Osaka. Beans are sourced from local collectives around the world, ranging from Brazil, Ethiopia and including lesser-known…

Cafe Keshipearl, Kobe

Cafe Keshipearl, Kobe

Not far from the business district in the harbour city Kobe, and 5 minutes or so walk from Sannomiya JR station, unassumingly tucked away on a first floor you can…