Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Let the Holiday Eating Begin!

We certainly enjoyed the food last week in Iwakuni and Miyajima Island. Here's a little sample of what our food adventures looked like...

This historic looking building is the restaurant we ate at in Iwakuni. Doesn't it look perfectly cozy for a crisp evening? We don't actually know what the true name of it is. Everyone we know simply refers to it as the Chicken Shack... you'll find out soon why.
The back patio is lit with the most beautiful lights against the changing foliage
Those are electric blankets lining the tables... so comfy to rest your lower half under them.

The most delicious grilled chicken teriyaki
Deep fried battered beef filet
We figured we needed at least one vegetable so we ordered mushroom and tofu hot pot

But wait, we're not finished yet. Soba noodle bowl

But our Iwakuni eating was not all of our indulgence... Take a look at some of our good eats on Miyajima.

This signature cookie of Miyajima is made almost everywhere on this tiny island and the wonderful aroma of baking cookies hits you from every angle as you walk down the street. You can even watch the whole process through glass windows similar to the assembly line at Krispy Kreme. They are served warm and taste somewhat like waffles with different fillings such as azuki bean, custard cream, green tea cream, and chocolate. Can you guess which flavor we tried?
Need you really wonder?
Oyster man on the street
Bacon wrapped cheese fish cake
My new food love were these steamed buns filled with savory Hiroshima beef

Needless to say as the official holiday eating season has begun, so has the official holiday weight gain.

Anybody hungry, yet?


Ekua said...

Gorgeous pictures! I am hungry, but that chicken on a stick looks quite cumbersome to eat ;)

Becca Runs Sometimes said...

Absolutely beautiful and delicious photos!

stacie said...

True bun warmers...and wonderful hot buns to taste too...what a great time you guys had!!!

shopgirl said...

Love the food photos of you and your hubby!

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Monica said...

The photos alone make me want to purchase a ticket!


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