Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Tokyo Two

We love to eat. We love to eat lots. Don't include Minnie in this - she likes to eat a few things and little amounts of them. You can however include Louis as he is happy to give anything a go. Going to Japan got us super excited about all that we could eat. Here is some of the food that we enjoyed eating and looking at.

The empty plate was what was left of the most delicious Yakatori. Yakatori bars are fantastic and the skewers of chicken, chicken skin and chicken offal are easily one of my favourite things to eat. You will see Minnie and Louis above, chowing down on some yakatori in their prams. Japanese restaurants are very child friendly, with an abundance of high chairs and great kid friendly meals, like the one pictured above. It contained some Japanese potato salad (a chunky mashed style salad), some rice, a tempura prawn, some greens, a soft beef 'pattie' in gravy and a juice drink. It also included a jelly and fruit. Louis, in particular, loved these meals with all the bits he could sample.

We all loved the drink vending machines. It doesn't matter where you are, there are vending machines. Minnie would constantly be asking 'anyone need a drink from the vending machine?' We did use them, a lot. I got a bit hooked on the sweet, milky coffee in a can and on the super hot days, we all enjoyed a cold 'Pocari Sweat' (don't you love a drink with 'sweat' in its name - so enticing?)

We ate lots of great sushi and Tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet) and miso soups. We ate lots of ramen and soba noodles and great snacks from Muji like pea chips (love that store). We sadly didn't take nearly enough photos.


Jo said...

You lucky things, all that delicious Japanese food!! My hubby travels to Japan with work a lot, and often SMS's me pics of what he is eating, the Japanese think he is weird :)

Hazel said...

Jealous much of your trip to Japan.
Louis does look like he was enjoying all that lovely food! My goodness he has grown so much!

sophie said...

Looks like a wonderful holiday!

Jenny said...

Yum, yum! I love the little boxes of different kinds of food. I order them here and I'm sure they are even better in Japan!

Hope's Mama said...

This sounds like my kind of holiday.