Toyama was my favourite part of my whole trip - mainly because I was able to spend 10 days with my brother and his beautiful family (although he'll argue because it was of the delicious sushi that I ate while there - he made sure that my "last bite" in every meal was a negitoro bite - food pictures from Toyama to come). Toyama and Himi (a close by city that we went to as well) are known for Japan's tastiest and freshest fish and shellfish, as it is right by the Japan sea. I never thought I would notice such a difference in the quality of the fish but it was so extreme to me that I did. For the 10 days, hours was spent eating, laughing, chatting all night and enjoying the nature and beauty of Toyama.
Lunch at Acme Cafe on Sunday, a little place in Gastown. My friend and I both got the Veggie sandwich, which consisted of goat cheese, portobello mushroom, peppers, zucchini, sprouts, and sun-dried tomato basil mayo on a panini grilled Ciabatta. Ryan got the Ciabatta grilled cheese with cheddar, swiss, brie, and a cranberry-Grand Marnier relish - I happily accepted his half of the sandwich and enjoyed every bite. Each meal came with a side of broccoli almond slaw and chips or soup. If you're ever in the area, be sure to try this place out!
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My last day in Tokyo (which was also the first day it rained since I got there) was spent eating and strolling around Shibuya one last time. We went to a tempura restaurant there (the menu soley consisted of various types of tempura to choose from) and we had tempura oysters, prawns and a variety of vegetables. Oishi!
P.s. I am now back in Vancouver - but I will still be posting pictures from Toyama, Himi and Singapore in a few days. Have a good weekend!
After wandering around the Tsukiji market in Tokyo for a couple hours, we roamed the streets outside and bought some street food as well as tried out some of the delicious fresh sashimi in the restaurants outside. It was amazing.