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Orlando had limited Japanese food offerings. The vast majority of it was sushi, and there was one good ramen place. So, when Mr. Selfish and I went to Japan in 2009, we sampled all sorts of Japanese food.

First, we sampled plenty of udon and ramen. Each time, the broths were so flavorful that you could tell it had been cooked for a looooong time.

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Mr. Selfish found a Go Go Curry restaurant, at which we enjoyed chicken and pork cutlet with curry and rice. The fun part about this restaurant was that you order and pay at a touch screen machine. The machine gives you a receipt and you hand that over to a person, who then processes your order.

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We also ate at a yakitori restaurant, which specializes in grilled chicken. I didn’t know that you could grill chicken is so many different and delicious ways.

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I loved the wagyu beef we had in Kyoto. It was indeed the most tender and tastiest steak I’ve ever had.

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Lastly, we had a fancy multiple course meal at Aronia de Takazawa. There was only six of us and we had the entire restaurant to ourselves. While the food was not the most delicious I’ve ever tasted, the presentation certainly was. The chef prepared everything right in front of us, and each course had a unique flair.

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I can’t wait to return to Japan to eat more yummy food!

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