Blogmas Day 16: Blogmas Continues


#TokyoSkytree #2016 #travels #japan #tokyo #prettysunset by @michelloho

Timelapse of the sunset from Tokyo Skytree, we stood there for about 2 hours to catch it - WORTH IT.

So my computer died the other day, it was a fun day BUT silver lining is that it is being revived at the shop just now, it will take roughly a week!

I'm going to continue the blogs the best that I can.  The posts will not be as filled out and as pretty as I'd like them to be because many of my pictures and my photoshop is stored on my computer that is in the shop but blogmas will continue!

Other Posts:

Blogmas Day 17: BAKED CHEESE TARTS

Blogmas Day 15: Tokyo Skytree

Blogmas Intro: Japan Trip

 

Blogmas Day 01: First Okinawan Food

First Blogmas post will be a short food porn post!

After 3 grueling flights, 20-something hours later, my sister and I arrived in Naha, Okinawa around 3pm.  We cleaned ourselves up at the hotel and headed out straight away for some Okinawan food!

Above is Kokusai Dori, a very touristy street but ho hey, we were tourists after all.  A fantastic street for plenty of Okinawan eats and souvenirs.  Our hotel was within walking distance of the street and the first restaurant I wanted to hit, Yunangi, was near it.  Yunangi is number 1 on Tripadviser and is known as one of the best places for traditional Okinawan cuisine.  I'm far to much of foreigner to be a judge of that however the food was very yummy indeed! The restaurant is cute and small, and from what I remember it was entirely run by woman, including all the cooks behind the incredibly small open kitchen.

I'm afraid I don't have any interior or exterior shots of the restaurant! Yes, silly blogger mistake - taking pictures of venues was a habit I couldn't get into it but hopefully next trip I'll be better at this.  I do of course have food porn shots though!

Umibudo - Okinawan Sea Grapes - one of the super foods responsible for Okinawa's long life expectancy.  It's a sea-salty, refreshing seaweed, wish I had the chance to try this in a rice dish!

Umibudo - Okinawan Sea Grapes - one of the super foods responsible for Okinawa's long life expectancy.  It's a sea-salty, refreshing seaweed, wish I had the chance to try this in a rice dish!

Rafute - Braised Pork Belly - if you can only have one dish from this restaurant then pick this one!

Rafute - Braised Pork Belly - if you can only have one dish from this restaurant then pick this one!

Gurukun Karaage - Okinawan Fried Fish - don't let the picture fool you, its a petite little fish.  Nothing too special about this dish, its just a deep fried fish.

Gurukun Karaage - Okinawan Fried Fish - don't let the picture fool you, its a petite little fish.  Nothing too special about this dish, its just a deep fried fish.

Goya Champuru - Stir Fry with Bitter Melon, bits of pork, egg and tofu.  The Goya, Bitter Melon, is another super food rich in all the good stuff.  We ate a plate of this stuff everyday! We can get bitter melon here locally but it's slightly different and I only ever remember it being very bitter and unpleasant.  The Okinawan bitter melon is slightly bitter too but the stir fry combos work very well.

Goya Champuru - Stir Fry with Bitter Melon, bits of pork, egg and tofu.  The Goya, Bitter Melon, is another super food rich in all the good stuff.  We ate a plate of this stuff everyday! We can get bitter melon here locally but it's slightly different and I only ever remember it being very bitter and unpleasant.  The Okinawan bitter melon is slightly bitter too but the stir fry combos work very well.

Mozuku Tempura - another new favourite of ours.  This black seaweed was served pickled with many other dishes on our trip here in Okinawa but this tempura version is super yummy, I never thought to buy any mozuku souvenirs, hopefully I can source it online somewhere.

Mozuku Tempura - another new favourite of ours.  This black seaweed was served pickled with many other dishes on our trip here in Okinawa but this tempura version is super yummy, I never thought to buy any mozuku souvenirs, hopefully I can source it online somewhere.