While Sendai isn’t known for very much beyond its Tanabata festival and grave site of Date Masamune, the city is making competition to be the food capital of the country. Other cities might be a kitchen, but Sendai chooses to be a science lab. Those with an adventurous stomach will enjoy every mouthful.
Okonomiyaki is a type of savory dish that looks like a pancake – it might be known as the Japanese pancake or pizza is some countries, like in Indonesia. Okonomiyaki Chitose is a small food shop at the back of an alley in Shin-Imamiya, Osaka. It has been running since 1959 under the hands of Hideki-san.
In fact there are a wide variety of Japanese foods and most of them are unfamiliar to the Western traveller. This is inconvenient to the short term traveller because you can only eat so many meals in a day and few resources tell you what to look for when you really want to search for the truly unusual stuff. So here is a short list of some things you, or your friends, have probably never eaten.
Each of the three restaurants visited in this article are located in Kanazawa, the capital of Ishikawa. In each, the integrity of the ingredients is held to an Ishikawan standard; that is, if it is good enough for the world’s top chefs, it is good enough for you.
It is amazingly wonderful to wander down country lanes and drink in the absolutely beautiful, peaceful, rural scenery.
There are several paths into the concrete jungle, so take one and enter into a new reality. The narrow walkways have intersections where you can branch off into a new part of the alleyways.
Suganuma is really a perfect place to escape from the humdrum of the city. More from the personal account of our Writer, Anissa who tasted grilled mochi, with the breath of fresh air from the mountains, and watched the picturesque beauty of snow covered houses.