Flame Grilled Quail
I’ve got a quick one for you today, but something I want to…
Originally posted on my blog at Oxford2Osaka (wordpress).
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It has been a busy few months for Ramona and I, trying to settle in to Japan. It’s been so hectic we haven’t had a chance to write here.
But now, with the New Year, I (Ed) am going to start writing here much more frequently, about going to restaurants, nights drinking at bars, and perhaps even the different local markets.
Sorry again that it has been so silent from here, but I want to change that now!
Photos from top to bottom:
Orange sherbert and coke
My single scoop of orange sherbert
My company for the day, Iroha.
Yesterday a friend and I went to Kyoto and got all dressed up in kimonos and walked around Gion for a while.
Now wearing a kimono gets very hot because of how tight they are and the number of layers. So we decided to get a cold snack in the afternoon. Unfortunately this was our third choice of restaurant. It being a Saturday, the places that Iroha wanted to take me were all full.
So we stopped in this tiny cafe on one of Gion’s main streets. The street is called Hanamikoji Dori.
In this cafe we each got a very simple, single scoop of ice cold orange sherbert. The sherbert itself wasn’t that spectacular, except for the fact that you could feel and taste that it was made with real oranges.
To me it was the setting that was more attractive. Aside from being in one of the most beautiful areas of one of the most beautiful cities, we were sat in a quiet cafe, with traditional shamisen music playing. It had a mixture of traditional and modern decor, with Western tables and chairs, but bamboo screens and traditional art work.
We sat in the peace and cool air of the cafe, and watched the tourists passing by outside, hidden away by a bamboo blind.
For me (Ed) anyway. Yes that’s right, I’m finally leaving for Japan, with Ramona following in about a months time.
So you can expect to start seeing pictures of amazing food and reading about unique experiences very soon!
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