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.
Jyou Myo In/There are many stone statue in Jyou Myo In.
The Ougyou chi plant.
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.
Yoshida liquor shop. This building was newly built in 1910 which kept Edo era architecture style for merchant house.
Nezu Shrine which was built originally by Tokugawa Tsunayoshi in Edo era.
Thatched ring which there is a certain way to go through this ring to wish good luck. Of course we did it!
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.
Shrimp Avocado cold pasta/this pasta has raw shrimp but does not have fishy smell and tasty.
Octopus pasta with kanzuri which is the hot spice in Niigata area in Japan. This is unique and tasty too.
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.
Cheese roll cabbage
Shrimp & zucchini homemade pasta
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!
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
Bean curd marinaded
Deep fried vegetables with sansyo flavor 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.
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.