30.9.10

A Whole Lot of Food : Tokyo Pt 5



Today, I really miss being in Japan.

I miss home life.


Those days when we didn't do much just relaxed at home or perhaps popped into the supermarket quickly.

Here are some tasty memories.

Supamarket ninja snapper:
Pretty perfect melons all in a row.

Giant carrots that look so juicy!

Delicious white flesh peaches.

If you love mushrooms, like I do, then Japan is a great place for you. The choice is enormous.

I miss the range of shellfish in the supermarkets.
We dont get such variety here.


"our food":
My mother in law serves me Vichyssoise in a tea cup.
Her soup is top notch.

One day we boiled a hairy crab for starters.

We ate grilled scallops from their shells.

Our hiyayakko was topped with Kumejima ra-yu that has a miso base and a sharp chilli kick.

Myoga in shoyu. So crunchy,refreshing and palate cleansing.

One day we invited a friend over for Yakiniku.
Hiro took over the cooking....as always.

We scoff down sashimi at home too.

On our last day we bought some special beef. There are "3 big beefs " in Japan or "sandai wagyu". Kobe beef, is probably the most known outside of Japan. We had some Matsusaka Beef and it was delicious beyond belief.

I L>O>V>E MENTAIKO! Mentaiko (chilli pollock roe) is one of my most favourite things to eat in the universe. I had lashings of it on toast or rice almost everyday.
Sadly it is so expensive here.....£8.00 a pop!!

I gobbled down a whole lot of ice cream in Japan.
Matcha ice cream is deadly delicious.

Hiro's granny sent a selection box of most delicious o-senbei that you will ever try!
They are made using rice from Niigata.

I urge you if you can get hold of these you MUST try them.

*sigh*

Oh, if you are now in the mood for some Japanese food pics, do have a look at my dear friend's post here, where you can gaze at oodles of noodles!

28 comments:

  1. mentaiko daisuki!!!! :D everything looks so good my dear. home food is always best! x

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  2. Hiro's family local super looks huge
    i am most jealous

    your mother in law looks to be a fab cook, i see where hiro gets it!

    and those rice crackers!! yummy i desperately want to go niigata now XD!!

    p.s info u did not need to know, ur blog displays nicely on an ipad XD

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  3. @ Diva
    lip smackingly heavenly right?

    @ Yumeko
    YOu can order those crackers online. You wont regret it if you do! Ooooh nice to now that your ipad likes me!

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  4. o.o wow, i've never seen melons so perfect and sold like that here. looks like an artwork :P amazing boxes and stands for melons! xD

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  5. omg. food.........*drools*

    i miss tokyo so much...es. the food...

    thanks for sharing!!!!

    you should def. try out the face wash!!! my hg cleanser!!!

    yuriko.

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  6. NOW THAT IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT!!!!

    my mouth is watering and i haven't got my earl Grey in a Styrofoam cup yet...now i am itching for green tea bag...the Japanese and their fruits...they are super jesus and perfectly scaled to size...i was drooling at the peaches and carrots...those are the carrots you see in Japanese anime...they do exist! i want to sautee those mushrooms in some wine and butter...gahhhh i love this post


    that is all...

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  7. I am always in the mood for more japanese food! Succulent beef steak and seafood!! Makes me drool!!

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  8. omg ! the melons look so sweet and yum !!

    and the fish looks so fresh !!! <333

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  9. I hear ya, I miss Japan too...

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  10. those white peaches look so delicious! the crab makes me want to go to an island in the Pacific to search for some coconut crab :)

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  11. Ooooh I miss Japanese supermarkets! Everything seems to taste different (better) there. The milk, the meat, everything. sigh

    I haven't tried Love Clover, but I do like the Nanocé BB cream. I'm hoping it won't break me out. I've gotten into the habit of not wearing makeup every day (lazy college student) so now it's harder to tell if a breakout is because of makeup or because of stress/hormones/what have you.

    Are you planning on going back to Japan anytime soon?

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  12. Everything looks so delicious!
    I just had lunch but this post makes me hungry... XD;

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  13. mmm they look delicious! especially the white flesh peaches ^^ i wish i know more about japanese food. its a really interesting culture to learn about

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  14. Yummy...I love Japanese food and would love to go to Japan one day.
    Love your photos! :D xxx

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  15. I kept trying to mentally remember specific things that looked delicious, but that didn't work because it ALL looks delicious!! But oh my, those carrots!!! the peaches!! the beef!!!

    *smacks lips* booking my flight to japan NOW!!

    *smacks self back into reality*

    sigh!!!

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  16. Yasumi! the white flesh peaches look ube tasty nom nom nom!

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  17. Ooooh I am so hungry now. What beautiful food. Thank you as always for sharing. Have a great weekend. Xxxx

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  18. *slobbers* it is 11pm here!!! Are you trying to make me fatter than I already am?!!

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  19. did you check out the 10,000yen melons? lol!

    you must try raw veggie sticks with miso. It's the most divine comfort dipping food ever!

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  20. oh so glad i finished eating before i read this post. that food looks delicious! my parents love mentaiko (mostly my mom) but i can't think to eat fish eggs.. i don't know. i suppose i haven't opened my mind to other foods yet outside of my comfort zone :P

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  21. oh so glad i finished eating before i read this post. that food looks delicious! my parents love mentaiko (mostly my mom) but i can't think to eat fish eggs.. i don't know. i suppose i haven't opened my mind to other foods yet outside of my comfort zone :P

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  22. @ Diva
    lip smackingly heavenly right?

    @ Yumeko
    YOu can order those crackers online. You wont regret it if you do! Ooooh nice to now that your ipad likes me!

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  23. omg ! the melons look so sweet and yum !!

    and the fish looks so fresh !!! <333

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  24. omg. food.........*drools*

    i miss tokyo so much...es. the food...

    thanks for sharing!!!!

    you should def. try out the face wash!!! my hg cleanser!!!

    yuriko.

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  25. i had a very good lunch but this made me feel craving for more! good photos you have there!

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