Thursday, August 26, 2010

Aomori ・ Hakodate - Day 2 (Lunch) / 青森・函館 ‐ 2日目 (昼食)

One of the things my mother was looking forward to on her trip to Japan was to eat a lot of delicious seafood. Hakodate not only being in Hokkaido, which is known for its seafood, it is also a port town so we went in search of place to satisfy her desire (unfortunately for my father who is not a big fan of seafood). At the Red Brick Warehouses, we came across a restaurant called [Kikuyo Shokudo].

お母さんが日本に来て、一番の楽しみは海の幸を食べることでした。海の幸と言えば北海道でしょう。函館も港の町なので、お母さんが満足出来る様なレストランを探しました (お父さんはシーフードちょっと苦手なんでちょっと可哀そうと思った)。赤レンガ倉庫群に「きくよ食堂」を発見。この店に決定。

Fortunately, the menu did have salmon on the menu, one of the few fish that my father enjoys every now and then. Mom was in her own world looking over the menu having a hard time on deciding what to choose. My sister was also in "what to choose" mode. My wife ordered one of her favorite dishes, a seafood bowl with sea urchin, salmon roe, and scallops. I ordered the tempura plate. Mom decided on the sashimi platter while my sister went with the fatty portion of grilled salmon.


The Sashimi Platter / 刺身の盛り合わせ

3 Color Seafood Bowl / 三色丼

Salmon / 鮭

Sister's order / 妹の注文

Salmon (feat. a more fatty portion) / 鮭ハラス焼き

Tempura / 天ぷら

After lunch, we took our father to a place more to his liking - the Hanabatake Farms shop for ice cream with fresh hot caramel topping. Delish! Then we walked around the Red Brick Warehouses a little more, exchanged some money at a bank, and finally headed to our hotel - Nagisa Tei.


Foot bath at the Red Brick Warehouses / 赤レンガ倉庫群にある足湯

(Some pics, courtesy of my sister / 妹が撮った写真もアップしてます)

Hakodate Fairies (Summer and Winter) / 函館妖精 (夏と冬)

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