While in Japan Kyle and I ate a lot of ramen because it was inexpensive, easy, and delicious. We also tried a few other things including sushi. I don’t have any sushi pictures. The sushi was fresh and tasty but I wasn’t blown away by it. There was whale sushi but I did not try any. Whaling is a big issue in and outside of Japan. I thought it would be wrong to try it.
One night we tried yakitori which is different meat that is skewered and cooked over a small charcoal grill. The meat is usually chicken, beef, or pork and is seasoned exceptionally well. To my surprise I thought the pork yakitori was the best. The yakitori restaurant seemed like a small neighborhood joint. A good place to have a few beers and eat a local dish.
Another scrumptious surprise was something like a tiny runza. I didn’t catch the name of this morsel but it reminded me of a dumpling with a doughier shell. The dough was chewy and a bit sweet and the inside was filled with seasoned and cooked meat and onions. It was the closest thing that I have had to a runza since leaving Nebraska. This was a snack that I’m glad Kyle grabbed right before we the left the train station.
I wish I would have gotten more than three!