A Taste of Japan

A Taste of Japan

It’s been a while since my last post, so I’d better explain myself. My mum and aunt have been here to visit and we have had a whirlwind trip, visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara and a few smaller towns not too far from home. Looking back through the photos, it is clear that much of our trip focussed on food! In fact, food seemed to be a theme even before our visitors arrived. You see, my mum always asks if there is anything she can send over or bring when she comes to stay, and the only things I ever seem to want are food and food magazines.  So as my mum and aunt unpacked their suitcases, I stocked my pantry. Crisp grainy crackers, peanut butter, packets of quinoa, blackcurrant and raspberry jam, fruit bread from mum’s favourite grocer, chocolates, coffee beans… I could go on! In return for their offerings from home, I ensured the holiday included plenty of opportunities to get stuck into the local cuisine. We devoured oodles of noodles…

We ate sushi fresh from the markets and stacked our plates after making our selections from the sushi train…

We tried yaki everything – yakitori skewers, yakisoba noodles, bite-sized takoyaki, piping hot okonomiyaki…

We found a French bakery for a breakfast feast where we lathered fruit jam on to freshly baked breads and pastries…

We even tried our hand at making  food models – just like the ones so proudly displayed in many restaurant windows…

Now that our visitors have returned safely home I am looking forward to getting in to the kitchen to recreate a few of the tastes and flavours that we enjoyed so much (except for the plastic food of course!!). But first, some time to unwind from it all, most probably with a cookbook on the couch.

 

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