More Japan food porn you didn’t need to see

This tastes like cold tomato soup with a hint of lemon:

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Coffee is one thing they don’t do well in Japan, so Starbucks is a very welcome sight. Fortunately it is everywhere and I mean e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e. This cranberry and white chocolate scone was also scrummy:

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Even $5 sushi from the supermarket is fantastic. I especially enjoyed the raw octopus which is something I cannot find in sushi in Australia – probably because it looks and feels too much like an alien:

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This is Nagasaki chanpon with two types of dressing – ginger and yuzu. It’s egg noodles in a pork-based broth with 7 types of stir-fried veggies and pork/seafood. Kind of like raamen, but not quite. It was fun to mix up the taste with the dressing.

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Mister Donuts’ old fashioned, cream-filled cruller and custard donuts.

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Green tea and strawberry ice cream in a roasted black sesame cone:

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Tokyo-style octopus balls covered with monja topping (complete with a Tokyo skytree toothpick! Whee!)

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Teriyaki chicken burger, fries & acerola soda at Mos Burger (..it’s not all about the sushi and it’s what you need when you’re hungover…)

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But the sushi is of course fantastic (even with unorthodox plates but with pretty lotus root):

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And the winner of the unfortunate drink name is…Slat….which sounds like ‘slut’ when you say it in Japanese. Pomegranate and orange girlie alcoholic beverage complete with orange pulpy bits.

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And we can’t forget the handmade chocolates that were put into my hotel room fridge everyday. I didn’t have the same ones twice (but forgot to take photos on the other two days..doh!):

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Based on these small selection of photos ( I still have more…) you would be correct in guessing that I put everything in my mouth that crossed my path. I ate with wild abandon but now I have a three-month-old Tokyo food baby belly that I need to fast and sweat off. Pray for me.

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6 thoughts on “More Japan food porn you didn’t need to see

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  1. I love your food porn blogs, I wouldn’t eat anything other than the choccies and possibly a doughnut, although the burger looks yummy. My tastes are very basic, however I still love looking at all the food you eat. The octopus freaks me out and my weak as piss stomach flip flops. LOL
    More food porn, please! *grins*

    1. Lol..would it surprise you to know that when I first went to Japan I had miso soup for my first meal and I had a real panic attack along the lines of “what hellish beast is this they’re trying to make me eat?!?”? I was brought up as a meat and three veg girl and I was convinced I was going to starve. But I tried everything I could and over time I grew to love all the things that had seemed weird to me.

  2. is that lotus root pickled? Looks yuck and I LOVE me some lotus root (from memory they call it renkon, no?)

    Slat sounds yum – almost makes me wish I still drank alcohol! 😀

    Glad you had fun, and I second the call for MORE FOOD PORN! 😀
    xxx

    1. Yep, it’s pickled. Renkon is fabulous in all forms but I think I prefer gobou (burdock) as my funky root veg of choice.

      The Slat was yum. I love the variety of fruity girlie drinks available and they are so cheap like $1 or $1.50 a can at the supermarket.

    1. It’s all about the texture. We don’t go in for texture in our food so much and that’s what throws people. As far as taste, if it’s really fresh there’s not much taste per se. I love the bursty almost slightly crunchy feel of raw octopus which is very different to the feel of cooked.

      I have an octopus ball maker. You’ll have to observe me whipping up some balls some time 😉

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