traditional japanese breakfast

Japanese Food: Traditional Breakfast

While staying in a ryokan in Kinosaki, I opted to pay for the traditional Japanese breakfast. Boy! Was I in for a shock! Read more about my experience and let me know if you've ever tried traditional Japanese breakfasts!


Japanese Food: Chikuwa

Itadakimasu! Chikuwa I've seen some interesting foods while I've been in Japan and then there's chikuwa. It's so alien to me that I don't even have anything to compare it to in the United States. (Probably because we don't have anything even remotely similar.) Yet, this little food is quite common here, but what is… Continue reading Japanese Food: Chikuwa


Japanese Food: Sushi

Itadakimasu! Sushi I'm in Japan! I can't believe it took me this long to try sushi! 0.0 My goodness. :p But my wonderful host has been making food for me so often that it's been difficult finding time to go out to eat and try new foods. (Not that I'm complaining. Home made food is… Continue reading Japanese Food: Sushi


Japanese Food: Taiyaki

Itadakimasu! Taiyaki Look! A fish! Isn't it cute?! Haha! I thought these little guys were adorable when I kept seeing them at the festival, but silly me saw 'fish' and thought 'meal'. Nope! It's a dessert! This little fishy is in fact an adorable, warm, fluffy pastry. But the best part? It's filled! (I love… Continue reading Japanese Food: Taiyaki

Month of Thanks

Month of Thanks: Day 7

Day 7: Pets Today I'm remembering how grateful I am to have pets. I've had a pet for as long as I can remember. I've had dogs, a cat, a hamster, some fish, and even a plant or two along the way(I'm kind of bad with these. :/)  Whatever the species, pets are amazing! They give us… Continue reading Month of Thanks: Day 7