With its harsh winters, remote location and pristine waters, Hokkaido has gained quite a reputation as a treasure trove of fresh food and ingredients. If you are talking milk, simply add the "Hokkaido" tag in front of it and it becomes super-excellent milk. Same goes with uni, potatoes, corn, rice, wagyu and many other ingredients!
Hisato, my Japanese food sensei tells me that the true Japanese foodie will have two favourite restaurants. One is a seat at the Sushi bar and the other, a place for Soba. Soba noodles is very much a integral part of Japanese food culture. But while Sushi has become internationally reknown, not much of Soba […]