Yamashiro Onsen Trip 2

Posted March 20th, 2010 in Eat Out in Perth - Japanese Food -, Japan 2 Comments »

Dinner was crab full-course (>v<).

Started with beer, we had crab sashimi, crab steamed board, crab chawan-mushi, frame-grilled crab, crab sushi, crab tempura, crab salad, crab soup, and crab flavored rice with crab meat.  You gotta be crab-lover to eat this dinner…

Crab season is winter, and the areas near Japan Sea, like Ishikawa prefecture, is famous for crabbing.  My family used to come to Fukui prefecture (next to Ishikawa) every winter to enjoy crab when I was a kid.

The food was delish!  We were so full and couldn’t move our bodies after eating these crabs…

In the morning, we were woken up with these breakfast.

A typical Japanese breakfast – rice, miso soup, some condiments and grilled fish…

We grilled our fish on charcoals..  There was squid sashimi, some cooked vegetables with dashi broth, pickles and Onsen Tamago.  Onsen Tamago is half-cooked egg by been immersed in natural, hot Onsen water.  It’s eaten with soy sauce and mirin based sauce.  Those 6 condiments are mentaiko, nori (seaweed paste), grilled salmon flakes, chirimen-jako (seasoned tiny fishes), walnut miso, and seasoned dry shellfish meat.

My dad and I finished the meal with Onsen coffee (brewed with Onsen water).

You can imagine how full we were!  So many seafood in 2 days….  I wonder how come Australian people don’t eat seafood as much as we (Japanese) do, we both live in island county.

2 Comments on “Yamashiro Onsen Trip 2”

  1. 1 Megan said at 10:37 am on March 22nd, 2010:

    OH YUMMMMMMM!! I don’t know why we don’t eat much seafood here in Australia. I would eat it every day, if I could afford it! It is more like a special treat here, especially crab and prawns. We also don’t have very many interesting ways to prepare seafood. The Japanese recipes are far more interesting and tasty!

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 7:25 pm on March 22nd, 2010:


    I agree. I found that the way people eat seafood in Australia is bit boring… for example, typical fish menu at restaurants is either grilled fish with lemony butter and herbs, or fish n chips. :p

    It is shame that sashimi-grade seafood is very expensive in Australia.

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