There was some good eating here in Okinawa this week.
I had planned on proclaiming homemade Chilaquiles as my favorite of the week. Needless to say, it's challenging to find authentic Mexican food here... I brought back a few cans of chipotle chilis from the states a while back, and was able to make a great homemade savory spicy sauce.
But alas, another meal last night trumped the Mexican breakfast feast. I met with the other editors of Okinawahai, an English based website for which I write about things "to do" in Okinawa. We had a scrumptious 5 course meal prepared lovingly in typical Asian fashion-- a restaurant within a private home! I love places where the food tastes homemade like your grandmother made it from scratch. Of course, there was lots of great conversation and laughing!
Take a look at some of our meal. I must have been too carried away with the food and the company because I didn't even photograph the main course:
Japan does these antipasto plates so well... salad with prosciutto, broiled salmon, bruschetta, potato salad, and quiche. Just a little taste of everything, but not too much.
Tomato pasta with scallops. Yummy!
Finally, Pictured above, green tea cake with mandarin oranges and Japanese grapes... the grapes are huge, aren't they? They taste delicious, but the skin is thicker than a typical "American" style grape, so you have to peel it.
Some of you out there in Cyberland also shared your favorite food adventures this week.
Check out Lorna's meal at Alinea during her honeymoon in Chicago. This dinner is over the top!
Reese also enjoyed a fabulous homemade dinner party in Italy with friends-- the best kind!
Since I am still very much within my Latin food craving, I'm planning on making Marina's favorite this week, Tico Tacos, Costa Rican style!
What's your favorite food and travel experience lately? Post a link or tell us about in the comments!