Japanese Cuisines

When in Japan, you’ve got to try everything, right?  Well, no, cause I’m not trying eel, the inside organs of anything, nor am I trying fish eyeballs.

We were handed an English menu in a restaurant and it had been painstakingly scrapbooked with cut our pictures and stickers and origami.  We thought it had been a special touch with only the English menu, but when we looked at the Japanese menu – it was just the same!

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Our first sip of sake – luckily they only come in these small bottles because we weren’t massive fans of this one.

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On a stop over spot in Kawaguchika we stopped for a local speciality – Hohto Nabe.  It is a special dish only for this area and it was delicious!  Oishkatta Des!

We’re near Mount Fuji, so everything, even the chilli pots are Fuji themed.

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So this is the Hohto Nabe.

It’s a big hot bowl of broth with miso filled with udon noodles and veggies.

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Apparently, so the story goes, the Samurai warriors used to like to have a big bowl of this goodness before they went off to fight, so we thought we’d give her a burl and geez, I’m glad we did!

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Next Yoko surprised us with these little beauties.  They were little cakes that had a biscotti texture to it and had a sweet paste inside.

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Lastly, we have matcha and chocolate biscuit mushrooms.  Such delicate little morsels.

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One thought on “Japanese Cuisines

  1. I cannot believe the crap you are eating and drinking when compared to what Colin is dining on. Have you ever wondered why he stays home?

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