Peter Wik

Peter Wik has been traveling the world since childhood. He has visited over 60 countries and some of them up to a hundred times. Peter is the owner of Relasian Travel & Event based in Stockholm, Sweden but constantly on the road. Peter is a foodie and loves to try new food around the world. Here he shares his favorite gems from places high and low around the world to make you go local yet being global. Peter lives in Stockholm and Paris.

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Nishio Yatsuhashi from Kyoto, Japan

Do like every Japanese going to Kyoto and buy Yatsuhashi sweets as your gifts to bring home to everyone you know.
Yatsuhashi is a sweet make by rice flour, sugar and cinnamon. This sweet is filled with everything from traditional bean paste to cherry blossoms to chocolate. The store of Nishio at the entrance to the temple Kyomizudera in the hills of Kyoto serves you free green tea and you can walk around and try all the different kinds of Yatsuhashi before you make your purchases. Nishio started to make Yatsuhashi 1687!
There are many other good producers of Yatsuhashi and are to be find all over Kyoto and even at Tokyo and Osaka Kansai Airport. Enyoy!