Japan Highlights

I can’t believe it has been 3 weeks since I have blogged! I have so much to tell about my Japan trip. With uni assignments, exams, kids and an article for the Japan Australia News, time has gotten away from me. Japan was amazing and I am indebted to the paper for sending me on such an amazing tour, (taken care of by the Organization for the Promotion of Tourism in Shikoku). I also want to thank my amazing friend Kate over at skinny cap with two sugars, for recommending me to the paper.

So this blog is going to be full of my beautiful food photos from my trip and a couple of the amazing scenery. A brief description of what you are seeing will be included unfortunately, no official recipes just a bit of what I reckon! Please enjoy the highlights of my tour to one of the most amazing places I’ve been to in my life!

Adventures in Japan!

Ramen is a popular noodle dish in Japan and has variation depending on which part you are visiting. I tried Tokushima ramen before white water rafting on the Yoshino River. The ramen was spectacular, made with a stock based on bacon bones it has ultra rich flavour.  Add some egg noodles and tender pork topped with spring onions and a slow-cooked egg, this was one of my favourite meals while away.

Nishiri noodle house

Nishiri noodle house

Delicious Tokushima Ramen

Delicious Tokushima Ramen

Immaculate Presentation!

The attention to detail in every meal we were presented was just amazing. Such care was taken to make us feel like honoured and special guests.  Food is a very important part of the Japanese culture and they take immense pride in presenting each dish. Here are a few of the meals we were treated to.

 

Bubbling stock at the table

Bubbling stock at the table

Crunchy Tempura and green tea salt

Crunchy Tempura and green tea salt

Beautiful bowls

Beautiful bowls

Teriyaki pork luch

Teriyaki pork lunch

One of many pretty dinners

One of many pretty dinners

 

 

 

Breakfast would you believe?

Breakfast would you believe?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favourite moments!

Ok, so not entirely food related but I just had to share these amazing adventures and stunning landscapes!

Tasting fresh figs

Tasting fresh figs

Coolest ice-cream stop ever!

Coolest ice-cream stop ever!

 

Yupi! the good morning mascot!

Yupi! The good morning mascot!

 

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Delicious pastries

 

 

Japanese barbeque

Japanese barbecue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The end of our 70km cycle!

The end of our 70km cycle!

 

One of many breathtaking temples

One of many breathtaking temples

 

 

 

 

 

Rafting on the gorgeous Yoshino River

Rafting on the gorgeous Yoshino River

Rafting fun!

Rafting fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brilliant autumn red

Brilliant autumn red

 

Stunning autumn colours on the mountains

Stunning autumn colours on the mountains

 

 

 

 

 

Old bridges

Old bridges

New bridges

New bridges

 

 

 

 

 

 

I could include many more but I don’t want to get too carried away! I will have a 4 part series of my tour in Japan Australia News, in Perth if you can get your hands on one, first article was published this week in the December issue!

Hope you love the photo’s as much as I do! Now lets bring on the Christmas recipes! Please message me if you want anymore information regarding my fabulous Japan tour!

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