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Cha Cha Hana – Tokyo, Japan

chachahana4above photo © Cha Cha Hana

Cha Cha Hana

(81)  35.292.2933

Tokyo , Japan

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Open Hours:
17:00 – 23:30    Daily

Hidden about 1/2 down the charming path behind the Golden Gai neighborhood sits Cha Cha Hana.  A charming restaurant that soon became our ‘local’ while staying in Shinjuku.

One of a series of restaurants across tokyo, sporting the same menu – a mix of thraditional , such as Yuba from Kyushu,  and modern japanese foods (like lovely shrubs).

It was the combination of cute, friendliness, price, location and menu that made Cha Cha Hana our go-to for a nice bite.

And of course, you feel a little special knowing about the secret entrance (that is only secret to tourists!)

chachahana3above photo © Cha Cha Hana

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abovephoto mochi © seventyoneplace
chachahana2above photo © Cha Cha Hana
chachahana1above photo © Cha Cha Hana

Little Bao – Hong Kong

Little-Bao 2Above Photo © Dix Design

Little Bao

(852)  2.194.0202
66 Staunton St
Central, Hong Kong

www.little-bao.com

Open Hours:
18:00 – 2400    Monday – Saturday
12:00 – 1600    Sunday -Saturday

Bar Cañete – Barcelona, Spain

Canete3above photo © Bar Cañete

Bar Cañete

(34) 93 – 270 3458
Carrer de la Unió, 17
Raval District
08001 Barcelona, Spain

www.barcanete.com

Open Hours:
13:00 – 24:00    Monday – Saturday

Bar Cañete is a wonderful Catalunian tapas bar.  It came highly recommended by a local bohemian foodie.  It is quite the institution, with their large kitchen staff, wonderful displays and very charming sommeliers.  The Bar is not to be confused with the Cañete Restaurant next door; where you need to make a reservation (which we did not do).

Bar Cañete was so good, we went twice during our short visit.  What stood out so far that it was ordered twice (each visit), was the cocas con tomato (toasted bread with tomato) that was the second best we had in Barcelona (after L’eggs)!

Other top dishes were the salmorejo Cordobez, a spectacular thicker version of the classic gazpacho, the bogavente (lobster) croquette, and the grilled artichokes with romesco.

We’ll let the photos do the talking .. but please be sure that Bar Cañete is worth seeking out!

Bar-Canete_005Salmorejo Cordobez
Bar-Canete_007  grilled artichokes with romesco
Bar-Canete_009Zamburiñas a small delicious scallop
Bar-Canete_014fricando de rap bolets (monkfish stew with mushrooms)
Bar-Canete_008grilled calamari sandwich with aioli
Bar-Canete_004Salmorejo Cordobez
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Bar-Canete_011garlic and trumpet mushroom soup with a poached egg, a bit heavy for our palate
Canete1above photo © Bar Cañete