Posts Tagged ‘Food’
Of course, in China they simply call it “food”.
Fresh Edamame bought at a local festival.
It took longer to cut them off the stalks and wash them than it did to eat them.
Spotted this menu outside a German restaurant near Shimbashi the other week. I forget the name of the place, but that doesn’t really matter because with these prices I’m unlikely to bother going there anyway.
I think I’m just going to have to accept that it’s damned expensive here, and stop moaning about it…
And I might as well tag this for the February Japan Blog Matsuri about foreign food.
I took this picture of rice growing in a field behind some houses when I was in Kurume last October. It was the first time I’d seen rice plants up close.
I like rice, but after living here for 7 months and eating it almost every day, sometimes twice a day, I’m starting to get sick of the sight of it.
I’m sure there are people here that eat it for their breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Probably inbetween meals too, if they like to have an Onigiri in the afternoon.
Lucky we brought a few kilos of pasta with us.
What is it with the Japanese and hiding bits of squid and octopus inside seemingly innocuous food?
This isn’t the first time: Octopus tempura on a stick.
Here are some more photos of the food that we had while we were in Fukuoka for the wedding.
I didn’t have my camera when we were taken to a restaurant where we had cow’s stomach, among other delicacies…
After the wedding ceremony we had our reception party at the Matsukou restaurant, which is not far from the temple.
The meal consisted of 12 courses of Japanese dishes. The restaurant had tried to tailor the food to western tastes, but still there were a few things that not all the guests could eat.
Instead of having a cake, we had a big barrel of sake that we opened with hammers together with our parents.
I tried quite a few different kinds of food while I was in Japan. Most of the pictures that I took were one or two shots of individual meals, and probably not worth bothering to put up as individual entries, so I’ve put them all together in a single photo gallery.
Drinks-wise I mostly had Asahi beer and/or green tea. However I also managed to get through a fair amount of iced coffee – something I very rarely drink usually. The iced coffee was in small cans and available from vending machines on just about every street corner.
Previously in the Japan Diary: