AND most importantly, I got to try for the first time real authentic Japanese food (Osechi dishes), although at the time, I wasn’t yet a Paleo foodie.
For my birthday this year, my boyfriend gifted me a short and sweet trip to Japan since he was going to be there for work anyway. Boy, was I elated at the chance to see my college roomie again, and this time visit Japan with a much deeper appreciation for nutrient dense and traditional cuisine.
Guess the first place my friend and I ate at? Yep, you guessed it: sushi restaurant! The smell of the ocean strongly permeated the air of the restaurant, which to me was a sign that the fish must be fresh, and it REALLY was! YUM!
|Fresh sashimi platter|
|Eel bowl and salmon sashimi, fish roe, and crab bowl|
I loved how almost every meal I had in Japan was accompanied by some kind of nutritious broth.
|fish miso broth|
|crab miso broth|
On one of the nights, we were recommended a hole in the wall type restaurant that served all sorts of unique fish dishes. No menu in English at this one, so I couldn't tell exactly the name of all fish we tasted, except that they were all equally delicious!!
|Octopus and squid with some kind of sea veggies|
Lots of different seaweed to be had. Nori is delicious; plain as a snack, or wrapped with fish and veggies.
When the weekend came around and my boyfriend was free from work to explore Tokyo with me, we made it a goal to see as much of the city as possible. This meant we had less time for sit-down meals, and that’s when we were so grateful to have Grass Fed Jerky Chews on hand to help us survive at least part of a day.