We were excited because it meant we got to try Kobe beef. Kobe beef is a special type of beef that comes from Japan. The cows get fed with better grains so it tastes so much better. The next morning we took a tour of Tokyo. First we went to the Tokyo Tower. Then we went to the Emperor's palace and then we went to a Buddhist Temple. Then we went back to the airport. checked in, and went through security but we still had time to eat. So we went to have sushi. Like seriously if you come to Japan you have to have sushi. So we went in to the restaurant and went to an open table then the waitress came to our table. I got an assorted sushi platter. It had a tuna roll and some things that you’d get in the U.S.A. One difference is that the sushi in Tokyo tasted much fresher than sushi in the U.S.A. Also sometimes sushi here can be soggier and chewier than sushi in Tokyo. I also tried some of my dad’s sushi which had fish that you can only get in Japan. Some of it was interesting and some of the weirder pieces I didn’t like.
Two weeks later we were back in Tokyo on our way home. If you go to Tokyo, you can get sushi but you also have to get ramen. Ramen is a japanese noodle soup. It usually has a soy sauce base broth, a miso base broth, or a broth made from pork bones. Ramen is called ramen because of the noodles that are in it which are called ramen noodles. In the soup there is ramen noodles scallions, assorted meats, and bamboo. In Japan, It usually comes with potstickers and rice. I have had lots of ramen at home but the ramen in Japan was the best I’ve had so far. The broth really stood out. I’ve always wanted to go to Tokyo and now that I can say I’ve had sushi there and lived to tell the tale. My next few posts will be about our trip to Vietnam. Come back to read about it!