Akadama – a delicious restaurant inconveniently located in Shimizu, the super countryside of Aridagawa town.
The interior is beautifully decorated with a traditional and modern Japanese fusion look.
This was by far the most authentic Wakayama ramen I have tried thus far.
PS. do not ask for the “set” for the ramen at this restaurant. You pay extra money for a bowl of rice.
Definitely expected to be showered with vegetables.
The next shop just 5 minutes from my house is Touge. One of the most consistently delicious (but kinda pricey) restaurants.
Unfortunately I only have pictures of the lunch menu, but I did manage to eat puffer fish here and it was AMAZING.
The expensive delicacy is used for hot pot, deep-fry, sake, as well as salad.
Chefs that prepare Fugu (puffer fish) must be licensed since its blood is poisonous so the preparation is very important.
Here is the Pufferfish sake. It was actually really delicious. None of the fish goes to waste, even the flippers are used for alcohol.
Anyway, here’s the tempura lunch set!
Traditional Japanese lunch sets usually come with all sorts of little bites like a mini mayo salad, veggies in steamed egg (chawamushi), and miso soup.
The pickled vegetables are usually there for those who want a little kick to the light flavoured dishes. Usually I have them with congee or anything with rice.
This store is nameless, I just randomly came here one day with my coworkers and completely forgot to get the business card.
So this is just a picture of food.
Just to give you an idea of the local restaurant food.
HEARFYY (healthy) sums it up pretty well.
You will always have a good balance of vegetables and no meat overload.
This is a lunch set from a local ramen shop in Kanaya.
Even though you are ordering something deep fried, as long as you order the set, they will always give you vegetables.
And the protein is perfectly portioned. It will ALWAYS be 4 pieces at this restaurant. I’ve ordered it too many times!
KENNY! YOU DISAPPEARED!! I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR LIFE OKAY?!!?!?!?!?!?
My apologies for the lack of posts for the past two weeks!! Japan has been nothing but eventful that I am too busy soaking up the culture!
I went to the Osaka area and shopped with a co-worker.
I bought a Nintendo 3DS and took the challenge to play it in Japanese. (so my progress is ridiculously slow, my main pokemon is level 20)
I got a new uniform for my Iaido martial art!!
And I have a new friend :]