Kura Sushi: Popular conveyor belt sushi chain in Osaka, Japan

Tuna and Green Onion, Kura Sushi, Osaka, Japan

Kura Sushi is a popular Japanese conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain known for its affordable sushi dishes. Founded in 1995, Kura Sushi today has over 450 locations in Japan along with 22 in Taiwan and 47 in the United States. On my recent visit to Osaka, I stopped by the Kura Sushi Shinsekai Tsutenkaku location in the popular Shinsekai district. As mentioned before, Kura Sushi is known for its affordable sushi. Everything from salmon to tuna to shrimp starts at …

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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken in Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan

The Hot Chicken Sandwich

I can remember my first visit to Nashville. It was here where I tried Nashville hot chicken for the first time at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. While I have had fried chicken countless times in the past, this version was different. The Nashville specialty is made with southern fried chicken tossed in a special blend of seasonings, including cayenne pepper. Hot chicken is hot, and will make your mouth burn. But it’s also smoky, salty, sweet, rich, and, most importantly, …

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Steuben’s Uptown: Brunch in Denver, Colorado

The colorful Monte Cristo

Steuben’s Uptown has long been at the top of my must-eat restaurants in Denver for quite a while now. This retro American diner is well known for its regional American classics ranging from Maine lobster rolls to chicken & waffles. Established in 2006, Steuben’s now has two locations in Denver, one in Uptown and another in the northwest in Arvada. On this trip, I visited the Steuben’s Uptown location. Because I failed to plan, I arrived at Steuben’s Uptown on …

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J&G Fried Chicken in Taipei

Chefs frying chicken in hot oil, Ji Guang Delicious Fried Chicken, Taipei, Taiwan

For over 40 years, locals have considered Ji Guang Xiang Xiang Ji, also known as J&G Chicken, to have the best fried chicken in Taipei. Since opening in Taichung in 1973, J&G Chicken, or Ji Guang Delicious Fried Chicken, has become a household name. Over the years, the restaurant has continued to expand across Taiwan. Currently, it has international branches in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. Waiting in Line J&G Chicken occupied a prime location at the entrance of …

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Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken in Ximending neighborhood of Taipei, Taiwan

The famous Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken

One of the most well-known streets food found at Taipei’s Ximending is Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken. This small restaurant, ironically located below KFC, has become famous for its large Taiwanese fried chicken. The first Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken location opened at nearby Shilin Night Market. Today, the restaurant has chains across Taiwan and across the globe. One thing I noticed about this restaurant was how busy it was, at all hours of the day. You could always find a line …

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