“To be a ramen writer of Kamimura's stature, you need to live in a ramen town, and there is unquestionably no town in Japan more dedicated to ramen than Fukuoka. This city of 1.5 million along the northern coast of Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan's four main islands, is home to two thousand ramen shops, representing Japan's densest concentration of noodle-soup emporiums.”

-Matt Goulding, Rice, Noodle, Fish: Deep Travels Through Japan's Food Culture


“Above all, eating a bento is like taking a “little bit of home” with you wherever you are.”

-Makiko Itoh , Just Bento


"Heart wants neither coffee nor coffeehouse, it wants friendship; coffee is excuse."

-Turkish Proverb


“If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe.”

-Evelyn Waugh