Everyone is complaining about 2016, but at least your weekly magazine will have random Trump dick comics from now on. メイクチンコグレートアゲイン.
Great road trip in Kyushu this month. Fukuoka to Beppu to Kurokawa Onsen to Kumamoto to Unzen Onsen to Nagasaki. Perfect balance of food, relaxing, booze, hiking, and random extras.
Ramen was legit. By the way, check out my best-of Tokyo list here:
The local Oita winery makes a decent sparkling.
And their own custom Asahi.
Climbed a mountain. That's 10 or 11 of the 100 off my list. Will 2017 be the year I'm not lazy?
Kurokawa is neat. A bit touristy, but once you slip into the hot springs, it doesn't really matter.
Aso volcano is currently off limits, ever since the recent seismic activity.
Found a random deer pen on the side of the road.
日本一恥かしい露天風呂. The most embarrassing outdoor bath in Japan. You are literally naked in view of the whole town.
Fat cat is the boss of the onsen egg shop.
Make a detour up along the Ariake Sea if you are in the area for crab and oysters.
One of the three famous night views of the world. I guess. Hong Kong and some other place are also famous.
Dude collects these stickers. He hit me up on twitter (which I don't use) just about daily until I would meet to give him my Ramen Rally sticker. I admire his dedication.
I've had this dish three times now. Once at Restaurant Central in Lima. Once in Tokyo at Restaurant Den with the chef from Restaurant Central. Once in Tokyo with the chef from Restaurant Den who visited Restaurant Central in Lima.
Onion family topped with uni and smoked shark meat.
Local duck with satay sauce.
Taiwanese herbal tea jelly and pink fruits sprinkled with organic rose. Who came up with these?
Chef Andre and Chef Kawate. See you in Taiwan.
With the sea I did abide.
I'm off. Off to smuggle expensive Japanese ingredients across the globe. Wish me luck.