1. Fukuoka: Private Eat Like a Local Food Tour
Within 24 hours after booking, receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. You'll be paired with a foodie local host who will be happy to give you suggestions for the best spots (and food!) in the city, according to your taste and requests. During the tour, sample 6-8 tastings of various Fukuoka's specialites, and wash it down with 2 drinks that have been carefully selected for you by your host. With so much to taste, your only limitation is your appetite. Try not to overdo it on too many chargrilled chicken yakitori – or pork belly, a Fukuoka specialty – at a riverside yatai food stall, and weave through the part of Nagahamasengyo Fish Market for the city’s favorite delicacy: uni (sea urchin). Inhale the rich aroma of your flannel drip coffee (locals say it’s extra smooth) at a trendy cafe, or slurp up umami noodles at your host’s best tonkotsu ramen spot. Motsunabe, a hearty stew made from offal, is a winter must-have (or, you could try its more docile sister, chicken mizutaki). Alternatively, allow your local host to take you to the nearest yatai - unique to Fukuoka. These tiny, movable street food carts open into little pop-up restaurants and are known to serve the best street eats around. Of course, Hakata ramen (silky pork bone broth and thin noodles) is a must to try. Important: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences.