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Pikachu Cafe, Tokyo

From July 19 to August 31st, Nintendo be opening an exclusive “Pokemon the Movie XY” exhibition in Roppongi Hills in Tokyo. The anime-inspired space will also include a special pop-up PIkachu Cafe, selling Pokemon-themed food and drinks. Here’s a look at a few of the upcoming menu items…

The Pikachu Teriyaki Burger…

Pikachu Beef Curry…

Pokemon Yogurt Drinks, each sold with a special coaster….

You can visit the Pokemon XY website here, or follow them on Twitter here for more information. Japanese only.

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Toyofuku Curry Pan, Tokyo

I’m a big fan of curry pan, which is basically a Japanese deep-fried donut filled with beef curry. And one of the best places to eat them in Tokyo is at Toyofuku in Asakusa!

Much like their neighbor, Asakusa Menchi, Toyofuku is a small shop run by a family specializing in just this one savory pastry. And they’ve been making their prized curry pan here for over 100 years!

Toyofuku makes their beef curry with only the best cuts of Japanese kuroge (black haired cow) wagyu beef! Every day they post where the beef came from and what cuts they’re using. The day we visited, the curry was made using top brisket and fillet of A4 beef from a farm in Gunma Prefecture…

They also make their dough and breadcrumbs by hand, fill the donuts with their famous curry, and fry them to golden perfection…

Once you bite into the crisp crust, you’re rewarded with mouthfuls of Toyofuku’s thick, rich curry…

290 yen, or about three bucks, for a baseball-sized bite of Japanese street food history!

TOYOFUKU CURRY PAN

2-3-4 Asakusa

Taito, Tokyo

Japan

http://toyofuku-curry.com

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Ravi Restaurant, Dubai

I was told by several people that if I wanted one of the best meals in Dubai, all I had to do was get in any cab in the city and tell the driver, “Ravi”. They’d know where to go.

So that’s what me and a few friends did one night. And sure enough, 15 minutes later we ended up here…

Which is where we had one of the two best meals of the entire trip! And the best Pakistani food I’d ever tasted!!

As all the outside tables reserved for sidewalk seating were unfortunately full, we sat inside the small but comfortable establishment…

The menu was a bit of a mystery to us, with only two or three words we recognized on it, so we put ourselves in our server’s hands and told him to bring us a selection of the house specialties. He was happy to oblige, but had one question… “Spicy OK?” We told him “yes” but to keep levels in more of a medium range, which we were glad we did once we started eating. Here’s a look at the delectable dishes he brought us…

We started with chicken tikka…

Not boned and cut, but grilled whole then butchered!

Haleem, which is a lentil stew…

Chicken achar handi, which was tongue-numbingly but tasty…

My favorite dish of the evening, the mutton jalfraizi, another spicy Pakistani curry…

Served with all-you-can-eat nan again…

And a cold yogurt sauce to help with the burn…

All this for just 16 dollars!

So next time you’re in Dubai, remember that the magic word for the most memorable of meals is “Ravi”!

RAVI RESTAURANT

Al Dhiyafa Rd.

Dubai, UAE

+971-4-331-5353

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Calicut Paragon, Dubai

Calicut Paragon was recommended to me right here on Tumblr in my comments section, although I can’t figure out by who anymore. Thanks and apologies to whoever it was who gave me the tip!

Specializing in South Indian seafood, the joint had long lines but they moved rather quickly. We only had to wait about 20 minutes even though we arrived at 9:30pm, prime time for dinner in Dubai. Here’s a look…

The house specialty, grilled garlic and chilli Tawa fish…

Sesame cauliflower, which was incredible…

Shrimp in coconut curry with tarragon, if I remember correctly…

Mutton curry…

Masala fried chicken, bone-in, with pickled onion…

And all the fresh baked nan you could eat…

This whole meal, with two large bottles of water, was only $27!

CALICUT PARAGON

20 B St.

Dubai, UAE

+971-4335-8700

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