All I Can Think of Is…

Posted October 6th, 2010 in Japan 6 Comments »

Food….  I really really can’t wait going back to Japan next year! (><)

My friend (mother of my former student) from Hokkaido sent me some photos.

Wow, look at the size of soft serve placed on top of the Hokkaido melon…  

On her email she said that she traveled to Furano and Sapporo (cities in Hokkaido) during summer (She lives in Hakodate, Hokkaido), and told me that she enjoyed sanma (saury) sashimi and buta-don (teriyaki-style pork donburi).

As I can’t eat sushi and sashimi now (or any raw food) now, and it makes me want to eat even more!  Especially after hearing her story…  I really miss sushi and sashimi in Japan.  

I wonder if pregnant women eat raw fish in Japan.  My doctor says what you can/can’t eat during pregnancy just relates to the risk of food poisoning – if the food is fresh enough (and your immunity level is ok enough) you can basically eat anything.  I wouldn’t eat raw fish in Perth as I can’t trust the freshness.  And, I think it’s best to avoid some seafood due to the Mercury content.  But, I don’t think my mum avoided eating sushi and sashimi while she was pregnant with me…

Anyway, I’m thinking going back around Autumn next year.  It’s just because the food is so delicious in Autumn in Japan and I want to enjoy it 😀

Umm… to think about it, it’s another 1 year away! (it’s Autumn in Japan now)   Hayaku~…



6 Comments on “All I Can Think of Is…”

  1. 1 Megan said at 4:04 pm on October 6th, 2010:

    Oh, Ume! These are my favourite places in Japan!
    It is such a shame you have to wait so long to go back and eat all that amazing raw food! I miss it incredibly, so I can only imagine how much more you are missing Japan!

  2. 2 Mark said at 7:29 pm on October 6th, 2010:

    An interesting blog for you to read would be Blue Lotus a Canadian woman married to a Japanese man living in Tokyo who just had a baby and she wrote about the information and advice available for Japanese women during pregnancy and the difference to information and advice given to Western women living in USA.

    lots luck with the baby

    We want to go back to Japan for another holiday in 2011 probably in September or October this time, this year we went in April


  3. 3 umepontarou said at 10:14 am on October 7th, 2010:


    Yes… But, more I wait more I can enjoy the delicious food ← that’s what I’ve been telling myself 😉

    Are you planning going to Japan sometime?

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 10:20 am on October 7th, 2010:

    Mark ,

    Thanks for letting me know about this blog: I read few posts in 1 minutes non stop. There are so many interesting stories and info. 🙂

    I can’t wait to go back to Japan – my last homecoming was this March.

  5. 5 achan said at 12:41 pm on October 7th, 2010:

    My favourite time here is autumn too! Now the kinmokusei is blooming and it smells beautiful. My kids have brought lots of chestnuts and sweet potatoes home from kindy. We all love autumn food but it is so easy to get fat because we can’t stop eating!!!

    It really is baby season. I read about 6 blogs where the woman are pregnant. One is an Aussie girl in Perth who is married to a Japanese!! It is a small world 🙂 When I was pregnant Ume the J doctors said I could eat anything!! Funny how in Oz there are many things you shouldn’t. Good idea to stay away from raw fish…and salad bars too!

  6. 6 umepontarou said at 2:35 pm on October 7th, 2010:


    I really envy you!! I know how great and delicious the food is in Japan, especially in Autumn (><) You can also start to feel the sky is high, and the cool air reminds you that the cold winter is on the way. I just love the feeling! The food here is not as fresh (and safe) as those in Japan, so I will stay away from them. The thing is, I really get a craving for the food I'm not supposed to eat. I will just wait and wait ... and next year I will be in heaven (^-^;) hehe

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