Ok you’ve all been waiting for it. Here it is. Taking a break from packing to throw up some pictures for you all to see. Enjoy! Hope it doesn’t make you too hungry 😉 (Note that these aren’t all from the same day!)
BRUNCH: Vegetarian Buffet Mameya
Handmade Tofu: Mameya specialty! Great with soy sauce or just by itself.
SCHOOL LUNCH: Lunch at Seiwa Elementary School
AFTERNOON TREATS: Sweets and green tea; Shaved ice at Ise Grand Shrine.
Akafuku Gori (Shaved Ice): Akafuku is the name of a famous brand of sweets in Mie (Ise to be more precise). It’s mochi slathered with a thick anko (red bean) paste. Here, it’s served as a shaved ice with Maccha (green tea) syrup. Best on a very hot day 🙂
EVENING MEAL: Yakitori (Chicken on a stick)
Yakitori: I think this was thigh meat.
Edamame: Boiled soybeans (salted).
Tomato Slices: Love em to death.
HOUSE PARTY: Curry dinner at my friend Suda’s place; steak at my place.
- Bean Curry: A delicious curry made from Suda’s beans that he keeps in his house…probably gets them when he goes back to India to visit!
Curry Dinner: Clockwise from left – Avocado Salad with tomatoes and pickled cucumbers; Basmati rice; my plate with salad, rice and tomato curry; after dinner coffe.
DESSERT: Summer Roll Cakes
Kome-ko Roll Cake: Made with rice flour for a spongier, mochi-like texture.
Chestnut Roll Cake: For dessert after dinner at Tetsuya’s place.
Thanks for sticking with this extra long post! I had a lot of pictures that I really wanted to put up over the last week. I hope I gave you a good outline of what kind of amazing cuisine is out here! See you next post!