OH, MY GAWD! My favorite cuisine is Japanese food! I’m in love! We began 2017 with a food adventure at Meiji Shrine where we got pray for the New Year and enjoyed the fun festivities. There were tons of food vendors. We ate a soba dish (pic to the left) with shredded veggies and ginger. The flavors of the noodles were so light and delicious. They even make the noodles fresh and in front of you! The picture to the right was a pork and a beef skewer. The meat was so soft and tender with each bite. Just enough smokiness from the grill to enhance the flavor! 🙂
I’m on a seafood diet. I see food and I eat it. We got to visit Tsukiji Fish Market before this location closed, but you can still visit their new location at Toyosu Fish Market. The sushi chefs were so friendly and welcoming! It was really neat watching them craft each piece of sushi and sashimi. They used their bare-hands to feel the quality of the meat such as the fattiness and freshness. My favorite from my plate was the eel. This piece of sushi completely melted in my mouth. It was so soft and tasted just like butter! 😉
Ittadakimasu! Shabu Shabu is my life! I can live eating shabu every night. Swishing away the broth, veggies, and meat till they’re gone! We ate at an AYCE place called Nabezo. They have many locations, but we went to the one in Shibuya. The price is on the expensive side, but so worth it in the end. The quality of the meat and presentation was so beautiful! AND SO GOOD! We kept ordering tons and tons of plates! We ate so much that we rolled out happy! 😀
Dip. Dippity. Dip. Dip. Dip. I can’t stop dipping my noodles into the bowl of soup. This dish is known as Tsukemen. The noodles and broth are served separately. We ate at Mita-Seimenjo in Nakano, Tokyo, Japan. Totally enjoyed more than 2 bowls of noodles. The broth was tasty and strong in flavor. Very creamy, rich, and thick! 🙂
Eating Japanese food everyday during our trip was a dream come true! My sense of taste got so spoiled that when I came back to the US it was hard for my taste buds to find joy.