Simple food…

What I love about Japan is the variety of food you have the opportunity to experience, as each city has their own specialty.

Day 7 - Wakura onsen - Kanazawa - Toyama

In Toyama they are known for small glass shrimp, which is only available from March to November. There is a small shop inside the train station which is famous for its dishes made with this seafood, called Shiroebitei. To order the have a vending machine on the inside, which makes it easier. This was pretty cheap for around 11,000 yen (approx AUS $15). The small shrimp are fried and sit on a bed of rice with some sauce drizzled over the top. Most importantly the taste was fabulous!

Ice cream…

While in Wakura Onsen we went to the Noto Milk Factory. We first came across it on Sunday when we arrived… and there was a very long long line. The font looked good… (yes this does help!)

Day 5 - Amamizu to Wakura onsen

but more importantly the ice cream tasted great. I enjoyed matcha ice cream and Kym tried three different flavours, coffee, strawberry, soy sauce (yes you read that correctly) and salted milk.

Day 7 - Wakura onsen - Kanazawa - Toyama

One the last day the person serving us gave us a small taste of another flavour to try as we had been in for three days running. Definitely a great product – and cheaper than home!

Drying…

Over these last few days we’ve seen a lot of food being dried. Here are a couple to tempt you –

Day 4 - Suzu Beach Anamizu

Day 3 -Wajima to Suzu Beach

…any ideas what they are?

The area is also popular for salt!

Day 3 -Wajima to Suzu Beach

We received an impromptu tour in part Japanese and English – they were very kind!

Wajima

Once we got to Wajima… and started to explore the town, we found a onsen for dogs – the dog is so cute!

Day 3 - Togi to Wajima

Along the foreshore were a few people fishing… I quite liked this persons approach to carry equipment

Day 3 - Togi to Wajima

There are a number of new buildings along the foreshore. One of them was a bakery called “Rapport du pain”. Naturally We found it was open (10 mins till closing)… and we bought a couple of rolls – which were really good. If you are ever in Wajima – go here!

Day 3 - Togi to Wajima

Camembert was inside this roll

Day 3 - Togi to Wajima

Fruit pieces!

Day 3 - Togi to Wajima

And for dinner we went to JIN – which was Teppanyaki. We managed to order. It was hard to know what items are when Japanese refers to cuts of meat. Also had a conversation partly in Japanese of where we were from.. what we were doing in Wajima… and how long for! Oh I need more practice!

Day 3 - Togi to Wajima

Food can be cheap…

In Tokyo you can find food at all prices. From the very cheap to expensive.

Sunday night a couple of friends were kind enough to take us to a fabulous restaurant on the 41(?) floor. Amazing view… and we enjoyed a variety of dishes. The sashimi in this photo was only 2,000 (Yen)… yes you did read that price correctly. It was the chefs special. The taste was even better! It was a great meal which we really enjoyed.

Tokyo - day 1

When is Easter?

Hot Cross Buns, you normally see them in the shops after Christmas.  I love them, all the different types, chocolate, mocha, traditional.  But this is what I saw in the suputhis evening. I would like to remind everyone it’s only August.

No, I did not buy them!

Hot cross buns!!

Flying Elk..

Tonight’s dinner was had at the Flying Elk. First up as a snack was truffled popcorn – oh this was good).

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Second dish was scallops with scrambled eggs, and truffles.

Stockholm

Kym had the schnitzel (yes you read that right – it is a gastronomic pub) and I had the fish with kohlrabi (which was pickled and cooked) and bacon.

Stockholm

Stockholm

… and dessert I had lemon tart with sorbet and Kym enjoyed eton mess.

Stockholm

Stockholm

A very enjoyable meal!

You could buy the book by the chef – but it’s in Swedish. Thankfully, we cycled here – but I think we should be doing more!

Stockholm