Warning! If you are hungry, eat something before viewing this post. You have been warned!
Since moving to Japan in the fall of 2014 I have become quite the connoisseur of the cornucopia of Japanese cuisine options. Everything is absolutely delectable. I have yet to have a bad meal here in Japan. The dedication to preparing good food in Japan is extraordinary. For example, I have heard a rumor that there is a Japanese food truck somewhere in the vicinity of Mount Fuji where the owner moved to Mexico for three years to learn how to cook Mexican food. After his long tutelage in Mexico he moved back to Japan and now makes the most amazing tacos you have ever tasted... In Japan! When I find it, I will be sure to let y'all know.
The same attention to detail that Japanese Tenkara anglers apply to their craft is given to preparing food in Japan - and it is readily apparent in pretty much any establishment you have the pleasure of dining in. Here are a few of the 'crowning moments' from my dining experience in Japan.
Everyday in Japan is an adventure. Even going to the local Japanese grocery store, and browsing through all the food, can be an adventure. I always enjoy perusing the shelves to see what interesting items are available. Here are a few of the highlights.
Written by Isaac Tait who now lives in San Diego but dreams of returning, one day, to Japan. You should follow him on Twitter.