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It's another sunny day the Kansai region of japan and we have just spent the nights on tatimi mats in my friends house . A little tired we are from watching the World Cup but we get up to enjoy a Japanese breakfast ! Feeling a little lazy we finally get ourselves sorted to make tracks and adventure on to Kyoto ! It's been 5 years since I was in Kyoto and it was winter. There were no leaves on trees and it was snowing ...
And now on to our second day off in Matsumoto. I thought originally that I would be able to include both days in one entry, but I am rather more loquacious than I anticipated (go figure) so you are now fortunate or unfortunate to be able to read about another sightseeing extravaganza in Matsumoto!
On our first day off we had grandiose plans of seeing as much as possible, which quickly devolved in castles and food as you may recall. This Sunday was to be ...
... mechanisms of transportation but mundane topics of discussion (at least for me). Something of more interest to those of you reading might be highlights of our Sunday's in Matsumoto...castles, wood block printings, and the underpinnings of Japanese cultural history.
On our first daytime excursion into Matsumoto we had only two goals in mind, see the castle and eat western food. Up until now we had not had the chance to get ...
... even more challenging. As we headed to the small market near the village I had a chicken noodle soup idea brewing that i thought would be decently easy to pull off. Of course the market was out of chicken...so I moved on to a pork and cabbage soup with noodles...not a typical recipe but I was making do. My homemade parsley noodles turned out fat but tasty and the soup itself was made with a vegetable stock since bones are not to be found in the grocery aisle but it ...
... knowing what you are ordering can be a bit tricky and some of the foods we tried (with Madoka and Daisuke translating) were not the tastiest even for our more worldly palettes. We enjoyed the tempura shrimp and the various slices of fish topping the sushi rice. We tried squid and found it delicious too! When the octopus arrived I knew beforehand I wouldn't care for the chewy texture but like a champ we doused our pieces in soy sauce and wolfed it down. ...
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