Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What we ate in Japan

For new year's eve we had the traditional nabe (which means "pot") and it's more or less like an argentinian puchero: you boil vegetables, red meat, fish, what have you, in a big pot. Calpis is the most popular soft drink in Japan. It's the exact opposite of the not so popular Coca Cola: it's white and it's supposed to be good for you! So they say.
This is sort of a japanese pancake. It's called Okonomiyaki, which literally means "what you like, grilled". Aside from the dough, you can put whatever you want in it. As toppings they use everything, from tomato sauce to fried noodles. 
We had soup almost everyday. This one had mushrooms and onion. Just what the doctor ordered for a very cold day like this one at mount Fuji!

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