I am home and completely jet lagged. I've been sitting at my work desk putting together this post, and hoping no one catches me dozing off.
I had an unfortunately eventful trip to Japan, and could not sit down to post here like I planned. But, Japan was fun, I ate tons of great food and I learned a lot.
Valuable things I learned this time around:
- International insurance is extremely important. If you're traveling out of the country, always make sure your insurance company has your back in the event something happens.
- 抗生物質 (Kouseibushitsu) means antibiotics. (Thank you half surgeon from Albany.)
- Translating medical terms that you barely understand is difficult, and requires aspirin after a few hours.
- Japanese ambulances are small, but very roomy inside.
- Raw crab is a bit slimy but still delicious.
I put my camera in my bf's pocket and forgot to take it out before he left, so I won't have my own pictures until tomorrow, but here are a few pictures from my friend's camera.
Bullet train food! - Gyudon (beef bowl) with half cooked egg.
Takoyaki museum at Dotombori. It wasn't very impressive, I was a little disappointed. lol
Kani Doraku Restaurant, which is famous for their crab. I had a crab shabu shabu course here.
Crab with Japanese vinegar
My plate and myself in the background.
Cream crab croquette
Raw crab sashimi
More raw crab
Crab brain sushi
Small crab soup
Crab... something. I forgot sorry.
More crab brain.
I was pretty much done by the time I reached my main course, which was crab shabu shabu. I thought I was going to burst.
Then after I was done eating my shabu shabu, the broth I dipped crab and veggies in turned into amazing porridge!
And though you may be thinking "my goodness, that must have cost a pretty penny for all of that crab," it really wasn't bad. For all of that crab and an enormous meal that kept me pretty content for most of the next day, it was roughly $70. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves crabs, but I also recommend not wearing anything you plan to wear again later... You will smell like crab for the rest of the day.
Kukuru Takoyaki place in the Shin-Osaka train station
So Kani Doraku concludes my trip to Osaka, and we were ready to head to Kyoto!
Thanks for reading!