Nagasaki: Food Glorious Japanese Food
When I go to visit family in Nagasaki, I feel like I have to fast for days beforehand in order to truly savour the incredible food they always prepare for me! Are you ready for a whole lot of Japanese food…?!
I have already mentioned in my previous posts that we are a family that loves to eat and my aunt and my grandmother are efficient pro’s when it comes to cooking for the family. I feel like they are in the kitchen most of the day, bar a couple of hours where they are doing the other home errands. I admire the women of my family so much – they have been the incredible support foundation on which our family have grown and have become well-respected. Their unquestionable dedication to run the daily routine is something I admire and I just love how every morning we go for our daily food shop and cook three yummy meals a day! Love being part of an asian family.
Since I was visiting, we did a family outing one day, up into the mountains where the air is clean and the food is as fresh as you can get. I wanted to play dress-up, so I put my summer yukata on. How Japanese do I look??
This gorgeous little authentic place is famous for its noodles and simple Japanese food where the produce is sourced locally. Super crispy chicken kara-age, vegetable tempura and grilled fish is simply the best here, and ‘somen-nagashi‘ [translates as free-flowing nooodles] is so much fun and great to share as a group!
On another day, we had hiyashi-chuka, which translates as ‘chilled-Chinese’, and is a cold ramen noodle dish that you have with healthy toppings and a cold dressing, which is super ideal on hot summer days! Very refreshing and just hits the spot when lunchtime strikes!
Just will you feast your eye on all these other yummy food we cooked at home?!
My favourite was the Shimabara wagyu meat, which has been voted World No.1 beef!! I discovered that the majority of the beef that is sold across Japan comes from Shimabara, Nagasaki. This is something I realised at my local supermarket back in Yokohama! The beautiful marbling effect of the fat in the meat is truly a sight for any meat lover, and frying the meat in the pan and that sizzle you get… mmmmm…. so irresistible!
Suffice to say, a few days back home in Nagasaki, and a gazillion pounds heavier… I did’t even make it on the bike machine in between all the food consumption! That’s what holidays are for, right? I love Japanese food so much… I am in my happy place when seated at a table… can I cook and eat all day every day please??