How Was the Food?

That’s the second question most people have asked about my recent Japan trip. (The first is “Was it crazy expensive?” and the answer, surprisingly, is no.)

In a word, the food was fantastic.

Picnic lunch: Melon bread, peach juice, roasted peanuts, tempura

Picnic lunch: Melon bread, peach juice, roasted peanuts, tempura

Our first sushi meal

Our first sushi meal

Our waiter preparing okonimiyake, which is like a really big pancake...with vegetables...topped with mayo and other sauces

Our waiter preparing okonimiyake, which is like a really big pancake…with vegetables…topped with mayo and other sauces

It tasted about as good as it looked

It tasted about as good as it looked

After an early-morning trip to the fish market, we had a sushi breakfast

After an early-morning trip to the fish market, we had a sushi breakfast

Tastier than a bowl of Cheerios!

Tastier than a bowl of Cheerios!

Dining on vegetarian Buddhist cuisine in our room at Ekoin, the temple where we stayed while visiting Koya-san

Dining on vegetarian Buddhist cuisine in our room at Ekoin, the temple where we stayed while visiting Koya-san

Green tea ice cream

Green tea ice cream

Buying a ramen lunch at the train station. You put your money in, choose what you want, and then present the printed ticket to the staff at the noodle bar. (But first, you find an English-speaking commuter to translate for you!)

Buying a ramen lunch at the train station. You put your money in, choose what you want, and then present the printed ticket to the staff at the noodle bar. (But first, you find an English-speaking commuter to translate for you!)

When did I become someone who takes pictures of her food?

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