West is a chain restaurant and they have two different types of stores: one type does udon and the other cooks grilled food. Mum shared an udon (¥390) and a plain and chicken onigiri (¥90 each) with A2. Their udon didn’t come with soup, but had a special pouring sauce, bonito, spring onion, raw/very slightly poached egg and seaweed. The chicken onigiri was really good and I was surprised it was the same prices as the plain white rice one. I had an egg and beef udon (¥610) and...

While researching good restaurants in Fukuoka I came across an udon restaurant called Minematsuhonke. I thought it would be good to try it for breakfast, but when we arrived we discovered they didn’t open until 11am. After walking around a bit more we found a restaurant down the hallway that was preparing bento boxes to sell. We bought two different ones; a salmon and a meatball bento. Both also came with spaghetti-like noodles, coleslaw, rice (one with white, one with a nice brown ?soy rice), egg, sliced lotus...

One of the unique dining experiences in Fukuoka are the yatai stalls – little temporary eateries that are only set up in the evenings. Most yatai stalls sell ramen and/or grilled food. Our hotel happened to have a few set up across the street. We settled on a ramen stall. In the centre of the bench was a bain marie with various food items which we could add to our ramen. I picked a slice of daikon and a boiled egg for mine. There was also tofu, konyakku,...

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