Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Journey to Japan's Kitchen... a detour next door

You thought I was done? You obviously underestimate my ...appetite :)

While in Osaka I took the train up to Kobe.
The plan, initally, was to give hitchhiking a try.
Japan is one of the safest countries in the world and I figured this would be the only time I could.
But then, it rained.

Kobe presented me with an even friendlier breed of people, the further you go from Tokyo the bigger the hearts and smiles.

And there I ate at the 'China Town' which also had some kind of festival going on that day, with dragon dances etc.

Peking duck. I was tempted but I can just as easily get this in Tokyo so... hmm what else can I eat...

Yes, this stall was really raking in the yen.

First time to see a black steam bun, they use squid ink to give it that colour

Snack no.1
Snack no.5?


Awesomeness in the Flesh said...

Steam bun with squid ink??? o.O
Did you eat some..?

sharky said...

Nah, I guised... was pretty well fed by then.

The squid ink is only used in the batter for the outside part though. So i'd imagine the flavour to be quite subtle, if you can actually get past the look of it first. I've had squid ink rice here...its more the novelty of being able to eat black rice i guess.

Awesomeness in the Flesh said...

Haha yep I'm all about doing stuff for the novelty of it. Of course, now I want to eat these black buns. EVIL BUNS!! ^_^

Accidentally-Seasoned Hobo said...

I did not know you blogged as well, so my turn read some of this stuff. Read only two so far, very good and I love the pics!! you are making a vegetarian salivate!!