A Spring Day

Posted September 13th, 2010 in Perth WA 2 Comments »

What a beautiful day!  I just went outside to check the mail, and realized the weather was my favorite one.  Sunny but not hot, and lovely spring breeze 🙂

Like this day, I used to go walking with my dog in Japan and sit down at the mountain, overlooking the hills.  I sometimes brought some snack and my drawing kit (I like drawing and painting).

It’s funny that people in Japan are saying it’s finally getting cool and they see dragonflies everywhere, and here in Perth I enjoy watching butterflies.

There is something I want to say out loud, but I don’t know…  Should I?  Some of the Umeboss viewers know about this already, but I actually haven’t told any of my friend yet!  

Delicious shots from Japan:

Miso ramen at Ramen Daigaku (one of the franchise ramen shops in Japan).  They use the miso from Hokkaido, and the locally grown pork to make char siu.  The cha siu is used in the cha-han (fried rice) too. Ummm looks delicious.

Funa zushi.  This sushi is one of the origins of sushi, and is a speciality food of Shiga!  Unlike other sushi, funa zushi is served anything but fresh.  The fish is fermented, and it smells like Roquefort cheese.  Very strong!  And, yes, it looks little gross…  the meat of funa (fresh water fish) is covered with white stuff.   But this food is considered as a gourmet food in Japan.  (although people in Shiga eat this sushi quite often, and is one of the food you see on the dining table at home).  Ha-Lu in  Mt Hawthorn used to have this funa zushi on their takeaway menu, but I don’t see it anymore so I guess they took it off the menu.

2 Comments on “A Spring Day”

  1. 1 Megan said at 10:49 am on September 14th, 2010:

    You have a secret?
    Funa Zushi looks very interesting. I would try it. It sounds scary though! Do you like it?

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 1:41 pm on September 14th, 2010:


    It’s not really a secret, but… yeah maybe for now ^-^
    Not a big deal… I will write about it sometime soon !

    When you go to Japan next time, please try funa zushi. And, please let me know if you like it.

    Me? …. To be honest, I’ve never eaten funa zushi before !
    It looks (and smells) weird, so I didn’t eat since I was little.
    But! I will try it next time. I should, because I’m from Shiga 😉

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