- CelebrationsI am delighted, overjoyed, over the moon to announce the arrival of my first grandchild, a son born to Mami and James at about 1 pm Tokyo time today, Sunday 18th October 2015. Many, many congratulations and love Posted by MalcolmB in Mal's Asia Trip 2015 | Oct 18, 2015
- ChamponChampon is another Nagasaki delicacy. Unlike Sara-udon, this dish is a soup noodle dish. The broth itself is made with chicken and pig bones and topped with seafood and vegetables. The noodles used is the thick type Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Oct 17, 2015
- Sara-udonIn Nagasaki prefecture there is a mysterious dish called Sara-udon. Though this dish seems to be everywhere you go in Nagasaki, the easiest place to find it will be the Chinatown in Nagasaki city. This dish consists of Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Oct 11, 2015
- Kawara SobaKawara soba or roof-tile soba is a Yamaguchi prefecture delicacy. The soba is made of tea and that's what gives it the green colour. On top of the Kawara soba are tamago yaki shreds (omlette shreds), minced beef, Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Oct 4, 2015
- Beni-Shouga no TempuraBeni-shouga is one of the most famous side dishes in Japanese culture when eating gyu-don (beef rice bowl). Beni-shouga is the neon pinkish pickles ginger shreds that is commonly found in gyudonya san (shop that serves beef rice bowls) Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Oct 4, 2015
- Week 11: Japan-Nagoya/Osaka/Yokkaichi/YokohamaWeek 11: Japan-Nagoya/Osaka/Yokkaichi/Yokohama
Fri 25th Sept - Thurs 2nd Oct
Raining heavily so donned ponchos for 7 min walk to station. Wet! Must rain often here as have seen lots of cute umbrella drying contraptions at shop fronts.
Jonny Posted by Jaammpacked in Jaampacked intrepid journey | Oct 2, 2015
- Mapo YakisobaMapo Yakisoba is one of many soul food people who live in the prefecture Miyagi eat. What makes this dish so interesting is that other parts of Japan has never thought of adding Mapo Tofu to noodles, only rice. Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Sep 30, 2015
- Week 10: Japan- Tokyo/Fuji/ShizuokaWeek 10: Japan- Tokyo/Fuji/Shizuoka
Friday 18th Sept - fri 25th
Flew Hong Kong-Shanghai-Tokyo with China Eastern. Good flights, bit budget, old buses across tarmac.
lost another hour, now 3 hours after NZ.
Plane announcement said it i Posted by Jaammpacked in Jaampacked intrepid journey | Sep 29, 2015
- Curry YakisobaCurry rice is probably Japan's most famous and favourite comfort food along with gyudon. However in Aizu-Wakamatsu (Fukushima Prefecture) they serve curry in a different way. Here, aside from rice, they serve curry with yakisoba. Yes, I Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Sep 28, 2015
- Jaja-menJaja-men is what we westerners know as Jajangmyeong, a Korean noodle dish. In Korea they use a thick noodle made from white wheat flour while the sauce made from dark soybean paste. However the infamous B class gourmet Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Sep 22, 2015
- Kinchaku KitsuneIn this blog post I am going to talk about a famous B class our met delicacy in Nara prefecture called the "Kinchaku Kitsune". In Japanese, kinchaku means pouch and kitsune is that piece of friend tofu over a Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Sep 21, 2015
- Curry Gyunyu Miso Ramen They Curry Gyunyu Miso Ramen (curry milk miso ramen) is one of the famous specialty ramen in Aomori prefecture of Japan. For those who do not know where Aomori is, it lies in the most northern part of main Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Sep 20, 2015
- Ika-somenIka-somen is a dish that is most famous in Hakodate, Hokkaido. The word somen is referred to a common type of noodles in Japanese cuisine made of wheat flour and Ika means squid. So if transliterated correctly Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Sep 20, 2015
- Genghis KhanYou probably heard of Genghis Khan before; the leader of the once all powerful mighty empire of Mongol. However, in Hokkaido, Genghis Khan is a name of a popular food. This dish resembles yakiniku but instead of beef, Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Sep 19, 2015
- Kaisen-donKaisen-don is what every tourist who goes to Hokkaido and dream about eating aside from the famous Miso ramen. Kaisen means seafood and it has various different kinds of raw seafood being put on top of a bowl of Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Sep 17, 2015
- Hokkaido Ramen Part OneThe most notable ramen in Hokkaido probably is Miso ramen. Everyone come from all around Japan to savour this delicious dish. However to people in Hokkaido, Miso ramen is just one out of many different types of ramen flavours Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Sep 15, 2015
- Soup CurryMostly known as the Snow Country, Hokkaido is best known for its lavender field, Ski Resorts and seafood. Since Hokkaido has long winters and short summers, people in Hokkaido need to find different ways to keep themselves warm. Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Sep 14, 2015
- Think I'm turning JapaneseHaving left China, where the word and associated behaviours of manners must have been left out of the dictionary, I arrived in Japan...home of cleanliness and etiquette (Even the staff at 7 eleven convenience stores bowed as they served me Posted by stuhutchuk in A One Way Ticket To Bangkok | Sep 5, 2015
- Farewell to JapanOur final Japan blog post begins with one of those moments which is hilariously funny in the light of day, but at the time it was devastating.
Return to Tokyo
Ambitiously, we decided to forego the usual comforts of privacy, space and Posted by nzdora in Team Dora explore Latin America | Aug 18, 2015
- Hiroshima and Yokohama===Hiroshima===
After a fantastic 5 days in Kyoto we headed to Hiroshima. We stayed at Roku Hostel, a fantastic hostel which is run David's friend's sister. This time also marked the start of Obon week, the main summer holiday in Japan Posted by nzdora in Team Dora explore Latin America | Aug 15, 2015
- Time to reflect from KyotoOur six day stay in Kyoto has afforded us time: time to unpack our bags, time to do our washing and time to update the blog with some of the more unexpected trends we've noticed while travelling in Japan. Oh, Posted by nzdora in Team Dora explore Latin America | Aug 11, 2015
- Tokyo x 2Before we get started, how much would you expect to pay for a hot café latte in downtown Tokyo? See answer below.
After a fairly seamless 6 hours of train travel from Hiroshima, with a train change at Shin Osaka, we Posted by tollidaytravels in Tolliday Travels | Aug 7, 2015
- Family, Fireworks and FujiWow, so much has happened I can hardly believe it's only been 5 days since the last blog post! I'm a bit worried the rest of our trip will struggle to compare to our first week.
We got a shinkansen (bullet Posted by nzdora in Team Dora explore Latin America | Aug 5, 2015
- Nagano (Nozawa Onsen)We have taken a temporary break from Tokyo after spending two nights there. We come back to Tokyo after our weekend stay in Nozawa Onsen for three nights so we will publish our Tokyo blog after that.
So come Saturday morning Posted by tollidaytravels in Tolliday Travels | Aug 4, 2015
- Ohayou gozaimasu to TokyoCongratulations. You've made it. We've made it. The blog and our trip are underway. The format will be slightly unusual - with intermittent access to Internet and with a two person p.o.v. Here we go...
We had a 3am start Posted by nzdora in Team Dora explore Latin America | Jul 31, 2015