Kodoku no Gourmet (孤独のグルメ Kodoku no Gurume, "Solitary Gourmet") is a Japanese cuisine manga series written by Masayuki Qusumi and illustrated by Jiro Taniguchi. It has been adapted into a Japanese television drama series. A salesman Gorō Inogashira travels Japan, where he visits various restaurants and street booths to sample the local cuisine. Each chapter features a different place and dish. When I was living in Japan, I would pick one of the restaurants to try out.