• Salmon head tounyu nabe Souperinspiration |Salmon head tounyu nabe

    My souperinspirations Mentaiko at Yamaguchi Aburaya Fukutaro (1-1-1, Gojikkawa, Minami-ku, Fukuoka) Japan is obsessed with food and at no time is this more obvious than when you take a trip to a new part of Japan. Every town seems to have its own delicacy or speciality to try. Mentaiko is the star product of the Hakata ward […]

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  • Wild picked Sansho at the local market Sansho and Togarashi | Spicing up your palate

    Spicing up your palate Japanese food stresses the freshness and simplicity of cooking and ingredients alike, so ingredients are usually not smeared with a huge amount of sauces. They prefer subtlety so anything added to complement the food would only be a sprinkle and should never be so strong as to overwhelm the main dish but to raise […]

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  • Shinano cuisine Nagano | Traditional Shinano cuisine

    Nagano and traditional Shinano cuisine Zenkoji Temple is the heart and soul of Nagano City. It is one of the most important and popular temples in Japan. It was founded in the 7th century and stores the first Buddhist statue ever to be brought into Japan when Buddhism was first introduced in the 6th century. Similar […]

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  • Sample Kobo Sampuru | Replica food making experience

    Sampuru, Replica food making experience Whenever we go to a Japanese restaurant, the first thing we do is marvel at the fake food in the front window. My kids are very intrigued by them. So real, so fake, so detailed! Restaurants throughout Japan display these plastic food replicas as a sort of menu or in-the-street […]

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  • Heirloom tomatoes Souperchefannatravels | Take Me To Spain

    Souperchefannatravels Take Me To Spain Hola! This series documents my travels and the inspirations and the stories behind the creation of the healthy innovative soup souperinspirations for TssTakeMeToSpain campaign. Indeed, I feel very blessed to be able to travel to many parts of the world and experience the different cultures and foods. As it has […]

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  • Guggenheim Museum in Bilboa Basque Country | Pintxos crawl

    We love red eye flights and we love road trips! Weird it may seem, but it is the most optimised. On arriving Barcelona early in the morning, we took the car, and headed straight on the road towards San Sebastian. Holidays are bonding time together as a family with the kiddos. We always discover little […]

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  • Cathedral of Burgos Burgos | Way of St.James

    Our travels took us from Bilbao inland into Burgos Way of St.James. We can’t help but feel in awe when we saw huge amount of land dedicated to the growing of wheat extending as far as the eye could see. Castile-Leon with its vast expanse of land is greeted by bitterly cold winters and blazing […]

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  • Park Guell Barcelona | Bucket list | Where to go?

    Barcelona Bucket list Where to go? From Sant Sadurni d’ Anoia, we proceeded to Barcelona. Blessed with warm weather more than six months a year, flanked by the ocean and the Pyrenees, great nightlife and culture, dozens of parks, good museums, and a very cosmopolitan population,  Barcelona is a true metropolis. This timeless Mediterranean city is also […]

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  • La Boqueria Barcelona | Bucket list | Comfort eats

    Barcelona bucket list of comfort eats On the spectrum of food, Barcelona will go down in the history of high cuisine thanks to universally-known chef, Ferran Adria, propelling Barcelona at the forefront of of gastronomic revolution. However, Barcelona goes back much further. As the capital of Catalunya, it was an important centre for Catalan medieval cuisine in the Middle […]

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  • Andorra Andorra | Ruggedly beautiful or concrete ugliness?

    One question that comes to mind when travelling in Andorra. Is it ruggedly beautiful or concrete ugliness? High in the Pyrenees is the nation of Andorra. Sandwiched between France to the West and Spain to the East, this mountain kingdom is one of Europe’s coveted vacation and skiing destinations and is well known for pristine […]

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  • Vegan Arroz Samfaina La Cassola Vegan Arroz Samfaina la Cassola

    The inspiration behind Vegan Arroz Samfaina la Cassola. The Rocas brothers’ El Celler de Can Roca had just been crowned the world’s best restaurant and given 3 Michelin Stars. I have heard that it is a year’s wait to dine there since each service sits only 45 thereabout. I had the privilege to dine at their parents’ […]

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  • Basquaise Spicy Seafood Stew Basquaise Spicy Seafood Stew

    Inspiration behind Basquaise Spicy Seafood Stew: When we were in Zaragoza, capital of Aragon, we were asked by the front desk where we had been. We accounted our visit to Basque Country of Donostia and Bilboa, and he chuckled and said “It will never be the same again.” I truly understand why he said so. Inspired by […]

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