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Les Cols – Olot

In the remote town of Olot in la Garrotxa, a volcanic area in the north of Catalonia; chef Fina Puigdevall – with the help of RCR Architects – put forth Les Cols; a stunning two star Michelin restaurant; voted most beautiful in the world by a handful of publications.

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Kawakami-an – Aoyama

At Aoyama Kawakami−an the Kabocha Tempurasoba (pumpkin) and Iro Soba (walnut) were a specialty of Aoyama Kawakami−an, and it was quite famous for them! We had quite a lovely lunch – and highly recommend this Soba-Ya for all who are wandering through the Aoyama district.

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Cha Cha Hana – Tokyo

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).

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Washoku Nada – Tokyo

Close to Shibuya Crossing, one finds Washoku Nada, a gem of a neighborhood restaurant, Washoku Nada with artfully displayed dishes to the carefully paired ceramics and with a wholesome deliciousness that you feel in your soul.

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Little Bao – Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Little Bao is a lunch counter for dinner, pot-heads paradise designed by Sean-Dix.
A Bao is the Chinese version of sandwich and it is one of those yummy cultural joys that has texture to match taste. The soft squishiness of the rice bread combined with the fried crunchiness of the filling is a match that is hard not to crave.