Enjoy the celebration of the Plum Festival in Umegaoka.
Oh, and just in case you thought I might have had a little too much to drink, I settled for only two beers (Heineken) and a glass of Lemoncello with Tonic. And now for the entrees.
Now, here's something to my liking. Marinated chicken skewers which you add some lemon to. I didn't see the menu of this restaurant but there is no doubt in my mind that this was a serving of shish tawook, a favorite Lebanese dish of mine.
And the last dish to be served was this Southeast Asian specialty. But it appears nobody mixed in the extremely spicy red peppers which are still sitting on the side. I was already full by this time and only had a couple of fork fulls. Next time, I would like to come here to enjoy their world beers.
Doesn't it look delicious? But on our very subjective scale of 1 - 5, Mikako and I rated it a 3. The price you pay for the volume you get is a little on the high side. And to be really honest, the ramen doesn't taste all that different other ramen shops we've been to.
The next ramen shop to check out on our list aside from Nakamoto is Ivan Ramen. Yes, an American has opened a ramen shop in Tokyo. I'm looking forward to checking that place out.
Here I am standing in front of our temporary home for five glorious days in the summer of 2004. This was five months before the huge tsunami hit these islands and wiped this place out. They were out of business for a little over a year. But with their renewal after the tsunami, they have expanded and added quite a few more water bungalows and more activities (I read it on their homepage). Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were all inclusive in our package tour. My friends were amazed that I didn't take any pictures of all the food we ate. It was mostly an Italian buffet as the owner of this particular resort were Italians.
And when my brother and his wife do eventually come to visit Tokyo, I also want to take them to the Gyoza Stadium in Ikebukuro. Of course, I will probably eat more than three pieces of gyoza there.
Did you take a closer look. The kanji in the middle of the note is the kanji characters for "bubble bath". Ain't it cool?
ま、自分はこうゆうくだらない物大好き！ Well, I just love these kind of novelties!
次の写真はその札をもっと近くに見える！ The next picture is a closer look at the note!
さて、義理の弟、楽しく読んで下さいませ！ To my brother-in-law, have fun reading!
Oh my, what a terrible picture of me. This is inside our room at the now closed Lake Towada Grand Hotel South Annex. I love onsen!! I wonder when we'll get a chance to go to another one.