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Gastronomical Japanese Adventure

June 20, 2018 by David Herd

Eat to live, or live to eat?

Gastronomical Japanese Adventure

 Gastronomical Japanese Adventure

Gastronomical Japanese Adventure in May 2018, started with the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Sendai, then I flew to Sapporo before another flight south to Nagoya. After a couple of overcast days I had a short trip on the Shinkansen to Kyoto. Four days later I rested in Hikone for 2 days before spending my final night in Narita.

The Yakitori chicken above was in Tokyo & absolutely mouth watering. 🙂

Sushizanmai is my favourite sushi chain of restaurants.

Gastronomical Japanese Adventure Always fresh & delicious.

Grilled Avocado at the Cellar Grill Omotosando in Tokyo.

Gastronomical Japanese Adventure Quite an amazing taste.

Gastronomical Japanese Adventure continues in Sendai

Gastronomical Japanese Adventure Sendai is famous for oysters, “a cold current that contains nutrient-rich water travels down the coast from north to south. The two currents collide at around the Sanriku area, which includes the coast of Miyagi Prefecture.” The mixing of these currents leads to plankton blooms, which attract migrating fish. “This same nutrient- and plankton-rich water makes Matsushima Bay oysters delicious,” these wild oysters were first discovered as a culinary delight and harvested from Matsushima Bay back in the 17th century.

Salmon & almonds was delicious.

Gastronomical Japanese Adventure At the ANA Holiday Inn in Sendai.

Mongolian Lamb in Sapporo.

Gastronomical Japanese Adventure Lunch at the Beer Garden should certainly be on your bucket list.

Rare roast beef salad at Bistro Masuya Sapporo

Gastronomical Japanese Adventure Something a little different for a change.

Sapporo seafood market

Gastronomical Japanese Adventure Hokkaido of course is famous for seafood.

While on the subject of seafood markets,

Gastronomical Japanese Adventure Here I am at Omicho market in Kanazawa in 2016.

Can you believe they sprinkle edible gold leaf  on top?

Gastronomical Japanese Adventure Kanazawa’s history with gold leaf began 400 years ago. Kyoto and Edo (modern-day Tokyo) used to make gold leaf, Kanazawa now is the only remaining production hub of the coveted craft. 

Lunch at Nagoya

Gastronomical Japanese Adventure A chicken & salad wrap followed by a cream bun.

Yakitori for dinner in Nagoya

Gastronomical Japanese Adventure Asparagus wrapped in pork.

Yakitori for dinner in Osaka.

Gastronomical Japanese Adventure You probably realise by now how much I love Yakitori. 🙂

I also found my fabulous grilled avocado again in Osaka.

Osaka 1st night (71) Talk about my Gastronomical Japanese Adventure, this creation ranks right up there with the best.

Succulent steak in Kyoto

Gion day one (22) Cooked to perfection.

Fabulous Ramen at Miami Ave restaurant in Kagoshima.

Miami Ave good restaurant (3) This city is a long way off the beaten track but really worth a visit.

Dolphin Port sushi train

Dolphin Port sushi train (4)How good is this?

The happy guys at Dolphin Port.

Gastronomical Japanese Adventure They all love a photo. 🙂

I’m still in Kagoshima 

Unagi (5) I really love Unagi (eel)

Gastronomical Japanese Adventure

Gorm's (1) Fabulous Pizza at Gorms, which hails from Copenhagen. I first ordered this in their Nagasaki branch, then I repeated the effort in Fukuoko. 🙂

More wonderful food in Kagoshima

Gastronomical Japanese Adventure Yakitori to die for at the Kagomma Furusato Food Village.

Duck Confit in Hikkone

Apprenti (6) Absolutely mouth watering & cooked to perfection.

Giant Gyozo aat the Spiral Staircase in Narita.

Spiral Staircase restaurant (8) An excellent all you can eat restaurant 10 minutes walk from Narita station.

Here are some locals I met in Kyoto.

1 Had a few beers with these nice locals in a tiny beer bar in Gion.

Hamosh & I drinking ice cold Ashari in Osaka.

Dotonbori lights camera action Thanks for visiting my Gastronomical Japanese Adventure photo blog.

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