Sundays spent at the baseball game are kind of awesome. We started the day with breakfast at Eggs ‘n Things.
And then watched the Hanshin Tigers get their butts handed to them by the Orix Buffaloes. I’m not sure why they out the “e” in there, but that’s the official spelling.
I love breakfast. For every meal. Breakfast for breakfast. Breakfast for lunch. Breakfast for dinner. Yum! When our friend left Tokushima last year, she gave me her super awesome waffle iron, so now when I’m making waffles (for breakfast, lunch or dinner) I always think of her.
Also, chicken and waffles…yum!
There’s this restaurant in one of the town’s near us that offers a wonderful buffet of meats and vegetables. Fill your plate with all kinds of amazing stuff. Then take it back to your table and the fun begins. Each table is equipped with a fryer and you batter and fry everything. It’s amazing. And delicious.
Tonight, we had an okonomiyaki party, which is like a big cabbagey pancake with stuff in it…like meat or cheese or other vegetables. It’s delicious, but as much as I love okonomiyaki, I think the highlight was the dragon fruit sherbet. It was fantastic…tangy and sweet.
Since today is Cinco de Mayo, we felt it was only appropriate that we eat tacos and burritos and enchiladas for lunch.
It was so delicious. We really enjoy being able to eat Mexican food when we travel, but it also makes is wish there was Mexican food closer to home too.
Right around the corner from our hotel is the Penguin Bar. We knew this before we came. Brandon made reservations and tonight was Penguin Bar night.
I’m not sure what exactly I was expecting, but it wasn’t really what I thought it would be. On the chop stock wrapper, it says “The Bar In Which Penguinsare Present” and that pretty much nails it. There’s a exhibit at the back of the bar with four penguins and you get to feed them one. And there’s lots of penguin stuff hanging in the bar, but the penguins don’t really wander around or anything.
The good and drinks were pretty good though.
When we lived in Texas, we usually planned the food parts of our vacations around great local restaurants wherever we were going. Now that we live in Japan, rural, inaka Japan (which we love), we get excited by places like TGIFriday’s because of this:
I was boiling eggs for potato salad last week and admiring the shells of the eggs. Great texture. Great color. The shells are really fascinating.
For yesterday’s BBQ, I made a batch of my mom’s potato salad. Her recipe calls for purple onion, which is not common here. I went to a couple of different grocery stores looking for them and even asked a couple friends to look at their grocery stores. No purple onions. Today, while shopping at the grocery store we usually go to, the grocery store that never ever has purple onion, I found this:
Purple onions. Oh well. The potato salad still turned out great.
So this happened today:
Brandon smoked a brisket…first one of the year. I told him I was channeling our moms last night. I made his mom’s sauce and my mom’s potato salad.
It was delicious and I hope there will be more of them before summer is over!