100th Post | Reflection on Blogging, Food and some of our Best Memories

 It’s our 100th post! Woohoo!!!

I feel like I should be toasting with Champagne, or my latest obsession, Kombucha 😉

[Tel Aviv, Israel] KOMBUCHA! 🍹

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This milestone presents a good opportunity to reflect on OmNomNomad and the process me and Opher have been through.

It has truly been an amazing ride, starting with a series of posts from my visit to Tokyo back at October 2015 – 639 days / 91 weeks / 21 months ago.

Asides from discovering dozens of amazing places around the world, I’ve learned a lot about what it means to be a blogger. I discovered it requires a lot of work, much more than I thought it would be when I started writing the first draft. It also requires self-discipline, setting goals and conquering them.

When I started this blog, I didn’t know if anyone would be interested in reading it. I mainly thought “the internet is already full with so many great restaurant reviews and travel blogs”. It wasn’t easy at the beginning. I found myself investing time, a lot of time, writing and rewriting and fine tuning SEO. Opher was photographing, selecting & editing images but we had almost no views to appreciate all this hard work. It took some time but the blog has since picked up and we even appeared in a few magazines.

With time we learned how to make the posts more interesting and relatable. Opher’s lens was producing better and better pictures and we fine-honed the process of food blogging. That is, how to pick the most interesting places to eat and how to find more information about the food and experience (by effectively interrogating waiters and staff). At the end of it – the most important part is how to still actually enjoy eating with the looming responsibility having to document everything during the meal without missing out.

Let me tell you – There are times when an amazing dish is put on the table and you’re super hungry all you want is to devour it. Waiting to get the perfect picture before you can dive in takes willpower and discipline 🙂

As the blog grew in popularity, I was able to grow my Instagram followers from around 60 to over 3K. I still remember my frustration back when I couldn’t get past 60 followers.

To celebrate this exciting milestone I’ve decided to share our most popular and favorite blog posts.

 

5 Most Popular Posts

If you can only go to one Michelin restaurant in Tokyo, Jimbocho Den should be the one
By far our most meaningful and memorable dining experience. Jimbocho Den holds a special place in my heart.

A Coffee Shop that Gives a Crap | Poop Cafe, Seoul
An experience one cannot forget. After all, not everyday you get to sip rose pedals coffee out of a toilet.

Om Nom Nomad - Poop Cafe

Tasting 17 Japanese Kit Kat Flavors
Japanese Kit Kat was something I’ve dreamed of tasting for a long time. While visiting Tokyo I set myself a goal to grab as many different Kit Kat flavors as I could find. They’re all here, including some tips on where to find them.

3 Patisseries You Must Try in Tokyo
The fun thing about patisseries in Tokyo? Their sweets not as sweet as what we’re used to, so you can eat more and feel less guilty.

Yummy Tour of Nakamise Shopping Street @ Asakusa, Tokyo
One of my favorite posts to write as well. Even though full of tourists, there’s something that feels magical.
It’s the whole package – a beautiful temple, great food and lots of photo ops of the street vendors and the surrounding atmosphere.

3 Favorite Posts

OmNomNomad’s Foodie Guide to Copenhagen
Last September we spent four and a half days in Copenhagen. Even though we couldn’t get a table at Noma, Copenhagen is full of other culinary gems. This guide follows our trip through this fantastic city, with lots of tips to make your days in Copenhagen unforgettable.

16 of Seoul’s Coolest Coffee and Dessert Shops
In a city with more than 17,000 coffee shops, it’s not surprising that some of them are among the most extraordinary and bizarre themed cafe joints in the world! Om Nom Nomad

Seoul’s Street Food Guide – What to Eat and Where to Find it!
I got you covered with 18 street food you have to try on your next Seoul visit. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or savory, you can find it all in one of the city’s many stalls.

Om Nom Nomad - Seoul's Street Food Guide

 

1 Favorite Photo

Spectacular Degustation Lunch | JAAN, Singapore

I love this picture since it reminds me that a dining experience is much more than the food itself. I think that JAAN, chef Kirk along with chef Bartek and the rest of the fantastic crew really mastered the art of hospitality. We were blown away by the food, but more importantly had the chance to get the know these amazing people behind the plate 🙂

Om Nom Nomad - Jaan Degustation Lunch

Here’s to a 100 more!

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