You may remember some videos I made about our move to Canada. The last one I did was exactly two weeks before our move. I found it difficult to do the other videos because of a lack of time and motivation. However, since I’ve been working on my YouTube channel quite a bit lately, I’m feeling the motivation to get those videos all finished. So, here is the next video in the series.
In this video, we visited Kamakura for the last time. It’s probably my favourite place in Japan, especially since I lived there for four years, but also because of the history and beautiful places. Enjoy the video!
What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.
My sister’s first night in Japan, and we went to Sushiro. It’s a kaitenzushi restaurant, or a conveyor belt sushi restaurant. But what I’d like to show you is what I tried. These are all new dishes at Sushiro.
First up is bacon sushi. That’s right, bacon! What a wonderful combination. Of course, it was cooked.
Next up is chicken sushi. This is also cooked. It was quite good, and it included the skin.
And finally, for dessert, wasabi ice cream! I’ve been wanting to try it for years, and now I could!
It’s white! I was kind of expecting green.
So, how was it? It started off being kind of like vanilla. I didn’t find it hot or even taste like wasabi. I thought it was quite mild. But with each mouthful of ice cream, I could feel the kick of the ice cream. It got stronger and stronger the more I ate. I really liked it!
Today, after nearly five years of living in this neighbourhood, we decided to try out the nearest restaurant to our home, Teuchi Udon Jiyuseki. It’s an udon restaurant that makes their own udon noodles. It’s very popular, but is only open for lunch between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm.
One of the reasons we decided to go today was this:
That’s right. It’s in the Michelin Guide for Yokohama, Kawasaki, and Shonan this year! We had to go.
My order turned out to be a lot bigger than I expected. First, I started with the dashimaki tamago, which is fried egg cooked in light soup. It was 200 yen.
My main dish was the niku udon, or meat udon. It came with beef, onions, fish cake, seaweed, and tempura batter, and was in a light soy sauce based soup. On the side were two pickles. It was 800 yen.
And my final dish was maitake tempura, which is a mushroom called hen-of-the-woods in English. It also came with a piece of goya tempura, or bitter melon. It was 350 yen.
Starting with the egg, it was very good. I love this type of egg. It’s got an extra flavour from the soup it’s cooked with.
The udon was served at the perfect temperature. It wasn’t too hot. The noodles were handmade, and were not too soft, not too firm. They were just right. The meat was good, as well. I ordered the 300 gram serving of noodles, but it really filled me up.
The tempura was delicious. I’ve found that maitake is one of my favourite mushrooms, so I just had to have it. It was actually a special dish, which is not on the regular menu. It turned out to be very filling. It also came with a green salt, and I really don’t know why it’s green.
Overall, it was a very delicious and filling lunch. It was quite reasonable. It’s open for only 3 hours a day, and it serves lunch to a lot of local workers, so it gets busy around then. It’s best to go early, like we did. It’s also a small restaurant, so there aren’t many tables, and there is counter seating. I liked how it looked inside, very much like a log cabin.
The restaurant can be found in the Ishikawa area of Fujisawa city.
You can visit their Facebook page, as well. Apparently, someone working there (the chef?) can speak English.
At Akabane Station in Tokyo, waiting for our last train to Saitama, we saw this restaurant. It sells soba, udon, and rice bowl dishes.
My daughter’s been spending the time playing Anpanman puzzle games on an iPod touch. But can’t let her play too much. She gets into it too much. She was awful last night and cried when it was time for bed.
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