The food we enjoyed in Japan deserves it’s own post. Every meal was an adventure and each paid off handsomely. The food standards in Japan are better than the U.S. so you can get a delicious, healthy meal anywhere including vending machines and convenience stores. Sweets are light and well-made but not as sweet. The fruits and veggies are really flavorful and everything on a plate serves a purpose in creating or contributing flavor.
It is considered bad manners to eat or drink on the go in Japan. It was nice to sit down and enjoy my espresso and meals. Be aware, though, that smoking is to be expected in most restaurants.
Bullet train bento
Beef and rice, matcha donut, kushikatsu, and Japanese caesar salad. Yum!
Breakfast sandwich, butter beer, hard alcohol with a bubble gum popsicle, waffle. Okonomiyaki (like an omelet) is delicious! We split 4 different ones including the restaurant’s special “oppi” or big breast.
Minion treat at Universal Studios in Osaka.
I tried the famous fried octopus ball! Also found a peanut butter sandwich, coffee in a juice box, a hot dog, shaved ice, and fried sweet potato wedges. Japan makes THE BEST fried chicken.
Bullet train lunch
We broke down on Day 6 and got cheeseburgers. Don’t think it was beef though. Hot pot chicken and udon and delicious chicken teriyaki for dinner.
Katsu, pancake, ice cream bunnies, espresso, soy donuts, and pizza
Dinner at Tori Ginza in Tokyo was delectable.
The lightest, tastiest cheesecake
An attempt at Mexican food
Fun food everywhere!
Delicate pastries were abundant and hard to resist!
Vending machine drinks
A Subway sandwich in Tokyo
On the go food
I wish I could’ve fit this in my purse.
Chanko-nabe is a protein-rich stew that the wrestlers eat. You can buy some in the basement of the sumo arena for about $3.
Grilled and lightly salted tomato. So yummy.
Yakitori – Grilled chicken bits (breast, liver, etc.)
Strawberry ice cream
Hot box steamer meal before…
…and after steaming
Tasty beef for the hot pot
Hot pot cooking
Sandwich and match tea latte
It looks like a fungus but it’s a tasty cake
So many choices!
Squid salad, caesar salad, fried chicken, and sashimi
Matcha, red bean, and strawberry flavored Kit Kat.
Ramen at the airport before we head home.