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Tempura Matsu

Shrine Kyoto

Kyoto Food Worth Seeking

Kyoto, Japan’s Imperial (and government) capital until 1868, moves at a far slower pace than Tokyo. The city’s many shrines, a deeper connection to nature, and less overt reliance on technology, allow for more...
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Top 10 Foods of 2016

Every Monday, Food of the Week celebrates my favorite dish from the previous seven days. I live in Los Angeles and was lucky enough to travel to places like Japan (Tokyo and Kyoto), Austin,...
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Tempura Matsu Karasumi (Food of the Week)

Repeated efforts, which ultimately included pleading, resulted in a prized table at Kyoto’s Tempura Matsu, a kaiseki-style restaurant near Arashiyama that came highly recommended from trusted advisors. Chef Toshio Matsuno took over Tempura Matsu...