Finally, Sushi in Japan!
I waited a long time (3 whole days) before I had sushi at a restaurant in Japan- not on purpose, we were just busy. On the bullet train I had some sushi from the train station mini-mart that you are required to roll it in seaweed yourself.
Yes, all mini-marts have sushi and yes it is tasty. Everyone eats it. But mini-mart sushi is not why I came to Japan- real sushi is!
My first beer of the trip:
Finally in Hiroshima after a very wet morning in Peace Park, I was able to get the most delicious sushi I’ve had to date. Asahi to start, the 720 Yen ($6 USD) sushi plate for my entrée.
I’ve learned that they put wasabi underneath the fish already and that the wasabi here is much better than back in the US. It is still strong but a little more smooth.
The only one I did not love was the bright white one because I was unprepared. It is squid and super-chewy- a sign of good squid but I was expecting melt in your mouth fish. The yellow one was egg which was weird but good.
Oh and the ginger served with sushi is better here too! I hate the ginger served back home. Here it is good everywhere.
My lunch partner ordered the 1000 Yen ($8.30 USD) fried oyster plate with miso soup, some sliced fish, and rice and loved it. Oysters in Hiroshima are a specialty.
Breakfast the next day was fun enough to include on the blog. Before hopping on the train again I stopped in the middle of the typhoon for coffee and some donut holes.
Coffee with a side of typhoon:
Coffee with a side of purple sweet potato donut hole:
The purple sweet potato donut hole rocked. And it was purple- my favorite color. Andrea has a happy tummy!