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.
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:
Today was my favorite field trip of the year and I’m so happy I got to do it one more time before leaving. We got to go pick carrots. The kids have so much fun and they get so excited and then we all get to take home bags full of carrots. We also get very dirty.
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!
Sometimes I really miss melon and then I see one for about ¥450 (about $5) and just have to buy it because it’s such a great price. Yes, my American friends, I know that’s not cheap for a melon, but it is here in Japan!
Orange flesh honey dew melon…So delicious!
That’s Japanese got “all you can eat” and we’ve been doing too much of it lately. Today’s adventure was to a tabehodai (tah-bay-hoe-daheye) restaurant. The good was pretty good, but I really liked the plates.
We spent the day in Kobe with a couple of friends today, so of course, we headed to Costco. Brandon was thrilled to see this:
Big bags of mini reese’s cups. Unfortunately, we didn’t actually buy them. They were a little pricey and we’ll be able to pick them up in Tokyo for cheaper next month.
Despite not buying them, it was still a really fun day.
Tonight was birthday taco night for our friend Jennifer and me. In addition to a huge taco spread, we even had birthday cake.