Japan has always been high on my list of destinations for years not only because of its photography potential, but also for its food. I love Japanese food. Sushi, Ramen, yes please! The first stop in Japan was Osaka. When My girlfriend and I travel together we are a true foodie pair ordering and sampling for four. I love to travel with her. I know, I will eat well! As soon as we land we typically drop off our bags and run to the local spot we heard or read about and begin our journey there. This time in Japan, another co-worker decided to stop hearing about our adventures and decided to join us. Girls trip for our express tour of Japan.
Next, we have to talk about the Ramen. Oh the Ramen. This might be my over all best dish of Japan. It was delicious far beyond dreams that I knew of Ramen, you know back in the day, with the small square packages. This bowl had thick curly noodles, half a boiled egg, some beautiful pork, or chicken, in a delicious broth.
We also tried dipping Ramen in which the noodles and the broth are in separate bowls and you dip the noodles and enjoy. The broth however is thick more like the peanut dipping sauce. I was not a fan of this type of Ramen. Ordering Ramen is typically done via vending machine.
High on the top of Mt Fuji. They cook their eggs in a special way. They use what they have around. The eggs were cooked in large wire baskets in the hot springs which contain iron and sulfur, that turns the egg black. Don’t worry, inside is the still the same egg you know and love, and it tastes the same too. Legend has it that if you consume one you extend your life by seven years, if you eat two you double that.
Also on that mountain you will find wasabi and black ice cream. We sampled both. The wasabi was surprisingly good, not hot, with just the flavor of wasabi, and the black tasted like vanilla.
Which translates to grill “ as you like it ”. Okonomiyaki is a pancake made with flour and egg, topped with cabbage, protein of choice , and a large variety of condiments. We sat down as a group to watch as they assembled the pancakes in front of us. First was the pancake, followed by the cabbage layer, then onto the protein, mine was bacon, then a flip and onto the condiments.
What were your favorite dishes? Do you need to see more images from Japan? Check them out here.