ohhhh wow I have been lazy in the blogging world lately!! I need to get caught up!! I tried to spend a couple days replying to the blogs I am following and then got lazy again!! So I am finally back with a new post!!
Lets talk about one of my favorite places to travel--Japan!!! I loooooooooooooooooooooooooove Japan!! love it love it LOVE it!! MashaAllah.
I mainly go to Tokyo all the time because that is where my family is, but my husband and I have travelled to Osaka as well. I want to post some photos so I need to split up my posts into Osaka, Tokyo, and then just a photo post of foods in Japan LOL
Osaka is Japan's 2nd largest city and is known for its cuisine. There is a saying in Japan:
"Dress (in kimonos) till you drop in Kyoto, eat till you drop in Osaka" (京の着倒れ、大阪の食い倒れ)
The dialect of Japanese spoken there is different from the one spoken in Tokyo. The dialect is named "Osaka-ben" -- I loooove Osaka-ben!! Its hard to describe it to someone who doesn't speak Japanese though. Interestingly, a looot of famous Japanese comedians are from Osaka or the surrounding areas that speak with a similar dialect. Its so interesting to hear :)
unfortunately, I didn't take all that many pictures of food while we were there... and we sure did eat A LOT LOL
its also hard to find enough photos without me or my husband in them LOL
Enjoy a few photos inshallah (God willing)
This is a photo in Namba, Osaka --Namba is considered the entertainment district of Osaka.
Here is a famous crab restaurant in the same area--I have eaten at one of their chain restaurants in Tokyo every time I visit. The menu is full of different crab a la carte and combo menus. I love it there MashaAllah-yummy!
Another picture in Namba
Namba Parks Mall
this photo is from a restaurant in the mall that was all-you-can-eat. You get 1 hour to eat all you want. The main fun of this place is you go and pick up all the raw meats/poultry/seafood and you get a bowl of a paste made from flour/water and a nother bowl of bread crumbs. You crumb your own raw food and deep fry right in at the table!! you can see the stainless steel deep fryer in the pic :) It was so good but you do leave smelling like you've been deep-frying food LOL
Some pictures in the Dotonburi area (right by Namba)
Here is one place that makes Japanese style souffle cheesecakes. They had a looong line when my husband and I went so we decided to stand in line and buy one for us. My husband like it but I thought it was just ok... I much prefer American cheesecakes :)
a Mexican fast-food chain in Japan. Not authentic Mexican. LOL Japan was where I ate the worst Mexican food I have ever eaten in my life LOL--but its a cute place don't ya think?? :D
And just a beautiful classic Nissan Skyline (or was it a
And can't forget Osaka Castle--this is a replica of an ancient castle in Osaka that was burned down in 1868
Allll I was worried I wouldn't find enough photos to post but I actually had to edit down... :)
next post I will post about Tokyo inshallah!!