Green tea and beans are found in many desserts.
We decided to take a break in the afternoon and shared these two desserts. They were both so delicious! I think Amanda and Kyoko had fun choosing things for us to try.
The dessert to the right is babaloa which is like green tea mousse.
The dessert to the left is shaved ice with green tea ice cream, sweet red beans, black sugar and white rice flour dumplings. So good!
I know the ingredients may sound strange to some of you, but both were wonderful!
One thing you see along the streets are the displays of plastic food advertising what is sold in the shop or restaurant. They are so realistic.
The color of the plate indicates the price, so a blue plate might be 200 yen or about $2.00. As you eat you stack your plates up and they equal the costs of your lunch.
The next type of food was from a "farmer's kitchen" restaurant. You fill your glass with all sorts of vegetables. The man behind the counter chopped and talked about all the vegetables- many we had never seen before.Then you fill a separate dish with 3 types of dressings for dipping.
Fun with Shabu Shabu!
Shabu Shabu is cooking thinly sliced meats and vegetables in hot broths.
We ended our eating experience with Okonomiyaki, Monjayaki and Modanyaki (Modern-Yaki).
Yes, we ate all three! These are savory Japanese pancakes made with all sorts of delicious ingredients.
I can't say enough about all the wonderful foods we ate. The flavors and aromas were amazing. I hope I gave all the foods their proper names. We loved our Japan eating experience and all the wonderful people that served us. And thank you Kyoko, Amanda and Ken for taking us to such unique places to dine.