2010/07/09-7/19 Japan Trip

I went to Japan for 10 days to visit my parents and showed them my newly published cook book/Healthy Soshoku. My dad is a Parkinson but he still recognized me and he was glad to see my newly published cooking book. It was very humid in Japan in summer time because I was so spoiled California’s dry weather.

I had a family reunion dinner on 7/10 at my parents’ house and on 7/12 at my husband’s house. I gave my cooking books to my brothers families and to my husband’s mother & sister.

2010/07/13 Walk in Nezu

I had a walk in Nezu town with my friend on 7/14. It was a rainy day. This is the first time to visit Nezu town which is a small old fashioned town called “Shita Machi” in Tokyo. We started from JR Uguisu Dani Station.

Kanei Temple which is the temple for Tokugawa Shogun and princess Atsu’s grave is located here too.

Kanei ji

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jyou Myo In/There are many stone statue in Jyou Myo In.

Stone statue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ougyou chi plant.

Ogyochi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the Taiwanese dessert which made from the flour of the plant. It looks like Agar-Agar dessert in Japan. It taste like Agar-Agar too.

Ogyochi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoshida liquor shop. This building was newly built in 1910 which kept Edo era architecture style for merchant house.

Yoshida liquor shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nezu Shrine which was built originally by Tokugawa Tsunayoshi in Edo era.

Entrance

Entrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thatched ring which there is a certain way to go through this ring to wish good luck. Of course we did it!

Shimewa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010/07/14 Kihachi Italian

I had a lunch with my friend @Kihachi Italian. Kihachi is a popular restaurant in Tokyo area for tasty vegetable dishes. Because the owner/Mr. Kihachi has a vegetable garden and he grows own vegetables.

Fish carpaccio

Fish Carpaccio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Squid Salad

Squid salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shrimp Avocado cold pasta/this pasta has raw shrimp but does not have fishy smell and tasty.

Shrimp Avocado cold pasta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Octopus pasta with kanzuri which is the hot spice in Niigata area in Japan. This is unique and tasty too.

Octopus pasta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010/07/16 Dinner @Bunryu

I and my mom had a dinner @Bunryu which my mom heard about from her friend.

Appetizer sampler plate/this is a good size appetizer sampler for two people with five items.

Beets gratin

Beet gratin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheese roll cabbage

Cheese roll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baked eggplant

Eggplant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simmered intestine

Simmerred intestine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marinaded sardine

Marinated sardine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shrimp & zucchini homemade pasta

Shrimp Zucchini pasta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomato pasta

Tomato pasta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fig tart

Fig tart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pannacotta

Panna cotta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010/07/17  Tsukiji

I met my friend @Tsukiji and had a sushi lunch. Tsukiji is a famous place for the fish market and other foods market.

Full stomach sushi/this is really full stomach sushi, we were so full after we eat this sushi lunch. Especially conger eel was so big!

Manpuku nigiri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miso soup

Miso soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010/07/18  Kichijyoji

I met my friends at Kichijyoji where our university is located and we were hung around when we were at university.

Lunch @Courage/vegetarian restaurant

Vegetable soup

Vege soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bean curd marinaded

Bean curd marinated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green salad

Green salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deep fried vegetables with sansyo flavor over rice

Fried vegetables over rice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010/07/19  Shinjyuku & Narita Airport

I had a lunch @Kyoto tea house in Shinjyuku on the way to go to Narita airport and flew back to US in the evening flight.

Lunch plate

Kyou lunch set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black sesame icecream

Black sesame icecream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I heard about “Shuttle Chef” from my friend few years ago and my high school friend told me when I met her on 7/15/10. And I saw it @Narita airport store. So I decided to buy one.

Shuttle Chef

Shuttle chef

 

 

 

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