Almost everything was fried for dinner. The drinks were not. This is what we ate:
It’s tempura and gyoza. They were all homemade. Gyoza is also known as potstickers or dumplings. Tempura is lightly coated vegetables and seafood that’s deep fried. I enjoyed the onions and maitake mushrooms the most. There was also crab, but I don’t like crab. To be honest, it looks so weird, I just don’t want to eat it. Actually, I’ve tried before and just didn’t like it.
Tomorrow, we return home. But maybe something exciting will happen? I have no idea!
I was in bed getting my daughter to fall asleep when I had a very odd idea. What would ham and cheese gyoza be like? Gyoza, for those of you who don’t know, is a Chinese dumpling usually filled with pork and cabbage, and can either be fried (potstickers) or steamed. I would suspect it would taste good.
What is like to know us what are some of your more unusual food ideas. Did you try it? Was it good? Let me know in the comments below.
I love ramen. However, I didn’t have ramen. I went to Hidakaya, a really cheap ramen restaurant that seems to have removed my favourite ramen from their menu. However, I decided to have something similar, Chuuka Soba. I usually had Chuuka Chashumen, which is basically soy sauce based ramen with pork slices. Chuuka Soba is basically the same thing, except fewer pork slices and an added sheet of nori seaweed. Well, it tasted about the same, except for the lack of pork. It also included some leek and bamboo shoots. I like it, though it’s not a strong flavour.
I ordered the gyoza set, so it came with 6 pieces of gyoza. The gyoza is your usual gyoza. Not exceptional, but still decent. You have to make your own sauce with the provided soy sauce, vinegar and chili oil.
Overall, it only cost me 580 yen. Pretty cheap! It’s always nice to find a cheap place to eat that serves good food. It’s also very popular.
At the moment, I would say my favourite ramen shop is Yottekoya. It’s a chain restaurant, and there are two in Fujisawa. I go to the one in Shonandai. It specialises in Tokyo style tonkotsu ramen. Tonkotsu ramen is from Kyushu, but the local type here is a bit different.
I ordered the Nokoshoyu Ramen, which is a newer addition to the menu. It’s a soy sauce based ramen with pork and lots of green onion. This ramen is really good!
In addition to the ramen, I had the hanchahan (half size serving of Chinese fried rice) as part of a set, which is 810 yen. The fried rice is good, and has plenty of grilled pork in it. This is also a new menu item.
My wife had her own ramen, and she ordered a gyoza set. I shared the gyoza with her. I love gyoza, so this was also great to have. Very good!
These are all very popular foods in Japan, although they are all Chinese in origin. However, Japan has adapted the ramen for Japanese tastes, and it’s not quite Chinese now. It’s more of a Japanese food now.
Yottekoya is a nice little ramen shop to go to in Japan. I highly recommend it.
On Friday, I had some fairly average tasting Chinese food at Yokohama Daitou (横浜大唐) in the Shonan Fujisawa Tokyu Store. I had the Yasai Tanmen (野菜タンメン). It was a light flavoured ramen with vegetables and pork. It tasted decent, but the serving size was quite large. It came with a half serving of fried rice. That was good, I thought. This was all for 680 yen. In addition to that, I also had Ebimushi Gyoza (海老蒸し餃子), or steamed shrimp dumpling. It came with soy sauce and Japan’s very spicy mustard. It was also good. That was 300 yen. All of this was too much food. I was very full.
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