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Oh the food in Japan!

JAPAN | Tuesday, 7 September 2010 | Views [624]

The food in Japan. Coming from Australia a Japanese lunch of sushi, sashimi, tempura and chicken katsu were the norm. Sushi train! What a great idea...

I have now been living in Yokohama for 10 months and to be honest... I am a bit over the food. There is nothing wrong with Japanese food. It's just that I don't get all *Whah Hey* about it. Which leads to food boredom. Like I said there is nothing WRONG with the food. But a piping hot bowl of ramen noddles, while yummy, just does not sit well when it is 35 degrees C outside. I am just at the point where white rice, some seaweed of some pickled description and a cold meat (fish, fried fatty chicken, thin strips of pork)...I mean really? I am over it.

When was the last time you said "Oh my, praise the Gods! That was the BEST white rice ever. I must tell all my friends about it immediately and start a fan page on facebook." Whereas I have been known to say such things about pancakes, lamp cutlets, a hamburger and red wine!

So while I am sure I will continue to give the Japanese food a fair go I have to say the faves I have found in Yokohama probably do not reflect anything at all resembling Japanese cuisine.

Bills at the red brick building at Minatomirai - best ricotta pancakes in the universe, and great pork belly and super wine list.

Bar Why Not near Motomachi Chugakai Station - great hamburgers, great staff (Sammy is the coolest guy in Japan) and great football viewing.

Green Charcoal Bar & Grill in Motomachi (closer to Ishikawa cho end) has the best lamb chops, boutique beers, and interesting bit and pieces menu.

so these are my picks. For lunch I Guess I will just have to make a sandwich...

Tags: japanese food, minatomirai, motomachi, restaurants, yokohama

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