Andante

Hey guys, sorry for the super late post, as my computer was down with problems for quite a long time! Hopefully, I'll get back into the swing of things from now! -------------- Andante, one of my favorite places in Akita City, and the one I often recommend to my friends, is a charming little cafe … Continue reading Andante

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Conbini Adventures: Strawberry Sandwiches

My favorite dessert sandwich in Japan is the strawberry sandwich - perfect layers of whipped cream, sometimes custard, and sliced strawberries all wrapped up in a slightly sweet white bread. It's weird how good the white bread in Japan fits into a dessert mold. Since conbini offer their wares seasonally, strawberry sandwiches tend to appear … Continue reading Conbini Adventures: Strawberry Sandwiches

Aunty-Mee Burger

After a good last full day of interpreting and translating in the so-named course at JIAM, I knew I had to have a burger. Not only a burger, but the best burger in Shiga Prefecture. And so I knew I had to go to Aunty-Mee's. Aunty-Mee's is an intensely decorated, American-inspired small burger establishment, filled … Continue reading Aunty-Mee Burger

Cafe Epice

One of the cafes I've been meaning to visit since I came to Akita was Epice, a tiny little cafe located in an art space. The building is rather unassuming, and the opening hours are limited to four times a week - including weekends. Since I had found 08COFFEE, among other fashionable locations, I had … Continue reading Cafe Epice

FRANK

Whilst perusing the list of popular cafes and restaurants in Akita, I wandered across FRANK, a soup curry house in Hodono. The building is a charming and tiny wooden house only open for lunch. They serve three kinds of soup curries and one rue-type curry that changes daily. Their specialty is curry rice - so … Continue reading FRANK