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O•Z in Japan: Best lunch ever

Ohisamaya turned out to be a vegan organic cafe specializing in macrobiotic set meals (teishoku 定食). Set meal cafes in Japan are some of my favorite places to eat, because they’re almost always affordable, well portioned, and offer a variety of tastes and textures in one meal. You often get a soup, side vegetables or salad, and a main dish. At Ohisamaya, we drank cold rooibos tea and ate a gorgeous variety of some of tastiest vegetables we’d ever had—I’m talkin being wowed by the exquisite flavor of a green pepper that had been seared and simply dressed. That good. Not to mention the selection of “slow life” magazines, cool older woman regulars, and chill music. So if you’re ever in Sendai …



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