三社祭の食物 Food of Sanja Matsuri

This is the second part of the Sanja Matsuri. I wanted to make a whole post about food because one post that would have everything would be too big.

I will apologize because I’m 100% sure that after you have seen these photos you will be dying of hunger.

I’m not sure about the names of some of these foods but food is food names doesn’t matter 😀
I’ll try to add the names later with some Japanese help hehe.

Delicious burger ! I ate one and NAAAAM ;D
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This must be good too
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I LOOOVE Corn !
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Doesn’t all of them look mouth watering !! I’m getting more hungry by just writing this post
So that was what people ate but what people drank well I got an answer to that too 😀

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Big blocks of ice preventing the drinks getting warm
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and more drinks coming in since it was a warm day and everything was getting sold fast.
三社祭の食物 Food of Sanja Matsuri

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Ikea and Lalaport

Few days ago had a nice shopping day at Ikea and the famous mall called Lalaport.At Ikea had to buy some batteries to my mouse and tv remote and some other christmas things and plates.

Saw this great band live at lalaport! they are old robots that were modified to play instruments as a band. You can see a video of them in my you tube channel

LALAport Tokyo bay
LALAport Tokyo bay
Of course in Ikea we had to eat the meatballs and when we were done shopping the hotdogs. This time everything was very cheap since my girl opened her Ikea family card.

Ikea in Japan Meatballs
Ikea in Japan Meatballs
Hotdogs were delicious too tho !
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THERE IS A NEW BURGER KING OPENING IN GYOTOKU STATION! heh maybe not big news to you but to me hell yea ! The closest burger king from here is errr 40 minutes away in train ? something like that.
NEW burger king opens at gyotoku station!NEW burger king opens at gyotoku station!

at 25th of December we will make tacos so bought some things for them as well.
Ready to make tacos !Ready to make tacos !

panorama photo again !
LALAport Tokyo bay

ps. if you watch Terebi asahi now in Japan lady gaga is live there now ,, not a big fan but my girlfriend likes her a lot.

walk at Harajuku and Omotesando

Took a little walk at Harajuku and omotesando since I haven’t taken photos there lately and of course I wanted to get some shots of the beautiful Christmas illuminations at omotesando.

Harajuku and OmoteSando

When we got there we were starving, so we took a quick stop at Wolfgang puck express restaurant. I love that place since it is so cheap that it is almost shocking. Great onion rings and burgers ! I recommend lunch time menu for everyone (lunch end at 5pm)

Here are few photos of the delicious burgers and onion rings we had.

Wolfgang puck and it's onion rings !Wolfgang puck and it's onion rings !Wolfgang puck and it's onion rings !Wolfgang puck and it's onion rings !

These Onion rings are in my top 5 onion rings of Tokyo !
Number one I would have to say to be Shakeys
two would be M.O.S burger onion rings
third this place
forth Hard rock cafe Tokyo
fifth not sure yet 😀

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Photos from the near by area.
Harajuku and OmoteSando
Harajuku full as always.
Harajuku and OmoteSando
School girls shopping in the Christmas sales !
Harajuku and OmoteSando

Best crepes in Tokyo, I eat there pretty much always when I visit harajuku.
Harajuku and OmoteSando

Harajuku and OmoteSando
Harajuku station
Harajuku and OmoteSando
One of my favorite girls at AKB48
Harajuku and OmoteSando
Window of Louis Vuitton at Omotesando
Harajuku and OmoteSando

The famous Christmas lights.
I’d just like to say that one reason why I wasn’t pleased with these photos to come was because I could not get up to the walkway to take photos since all were closed and police were all over the place!
Harajuku and OmoteSando
…as you see…

but here is what I got!
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Loved that last one with Santa and coca cola 😀

Here are again some Panorama photos that I took with my sony, (from all over Harajuku,shibuya,omotesando)
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We also bought a ginger cookie house for us to build, We were going to build it today but we are already too full to start making that so tomorrow before Christmas chicken and cake we make it.
Our christmas house !

Today’s lunch at Yayoiken やよい軒

Went to this great Japanese restaurant for a quick lunch. This restaurant chain has a lot of spots all around Tokyo and where we live, we have two of them very close, about 10min walk.

Very cheap place to go, my meal was about 780yen and it included miso soup,salad, rice and of course the main meal. Maybe a picture would be better… All of this 780yen!
Yayoiken やよい軒 Lunch
I had a delicious hamburger steak that had melted cheese inside and on top ! deeeeeelicious !
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Very clean and good restaurant ! well all in Japan are clean and good! hehehe
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Good salad as well !
Yayoiken やよい軒 Lunch
Miso soup is always welcome 😀
Yayoiken やよい軒 Lunch

Dinner at Shinjuku Izakaya

Today I will make a post about the Tokyo motor show but first I want to share couple of photos about our pleasant evening at a cheapish izakaya in Shinjuku. We haven’t eaten in many of these 270yen izakayas together so we decided to have a try. (Normally we go to better places as you might have seen from the photos I have taken)

That particular evening the izakaya we chose had a discount evening, everything 250yen (+tax)… Super cheap but the quality is what it is, not saying that it is bad but not the best either.

Beer was good my fried chicken and eggs were great, my girl also ordered some other dishes for us.

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This next photo has nothing to do with food nor Izakaya but saw these at Donki and had to snap a shot, should I some ??
270円 白木屋新宿居酒屋 Izakaya

Taco night at home !

I’m somewhat good making tacos since I lived in Spain about 3 years with Mexicans and Spanish, kinda stole their recipes.

I make tacos here like every two weeks because I’m addicted to my guacamole that I make myself !

My own Guacamole !
making tacos ! Homemade guacamole

Mexican Tortillas from Costco
making tacos ! Mexican tortilla

making tacos !

Why is it that when you are very hungry and you are filling up a tortilla with things, you always fill it so full that it can’t be closed ?

making tacos !making tacos !making tacos !making tacos !

 

My girl was taking some photos of me again!
Everything is good with a lot of tabasco !
making tacos !making tacos !making tacos !

My Sony in Kyoto

In the recent posts I only added photos that I took with my Nikon but in this one I will show you all kinds of photos that I just quickly took with my Sony pocket cam. Mostly photos of food we ate and so on ! I hope you like them and don’t become too hungry while watching the photos !

This is us leaving to the trip in the evening.
Ready for our trip to Kyoto !Ready for our trip to Kyoto !
I look so horrible in that photo !

The first and second High way stops we got off to stretch our legs, Very interesting places those highway stops !
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Finally arrived to Kyoto at 5.30am
Arrived to Kyoto station

Our breakfast/lunch that morning
Japanese SaladBreakfast hotdog 朝食のホットドッグBreakfast hotdog 朝食のホットドッグNormal morning set in Japan cafeBreakfast hotdog 朝食のホットドッグ
I had the Hotdog morning set and my girl had a normal bacon morning set ! found that small cafe by accident and it was sooo delicious !

I ate way too much of Macha icecream (green tea) in Kyoto ! I’m in love with it !
Green tea icecream 抹茶ソフト
While I was having my ice cream my girl was eating this delicious dish called Zenzai!
ぜんざい

Someday I want to try one of these over sized plates
Restaurant where everything is big

Had quite normal dinner as well since we were both tired after the first day and too bored to start searching a better restaurant.
Mix grill set (in Kyoto)Mix grill set (in Kyoto)

Here it is ! our room at the Ryokan we stayed at! We were there two nights, it was not bad at all considering it’s price which was about 6000yen a night and it had a goodish onsen downstairs and very close to the Kyoto station (about 3 min walk) ps. Sorry that it is quite messy ! was too lazy to clean for a quick photo.
Ryokan Kyoto 京都の旅館
Ryokan Kyoto 京都の旅館
This Fanta looked good at the store but when I tried it I was so disappointed
Delicious fanta.. NOT

Normal Morning McDonald meal (morning set)
Morning set at mcdonnalds

After the first Temple of the day I ate one of the best icecreams ever ! mixed with many Japanese flavors including Macha(green tea),Maron,other tea and vanilla.
Icecream mix , 四種のミックスソフト

Had a delicious late lunch the second day !
udon うどん湯葉丼抹茶パフェ Macha icecream抹茶パフェ Macha icecream抹茶パフェ Macha icecream
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Delicious it made me cry !

Quick hot dog at Kyoto station the third day
Hotdog at Kyoto stationHotdog at Kyoto station

My breakfast after climbing the fushimi inari shrine mountain
breakfast toast

Our dinner before the buss back to Tokyo at Kyoto station
Spaghetti スパゲッティSpaghetti スパゲッティ

Delicious icecream ! no idea where I ate it tho, Macha flavor of course
Green tea icecream 抹茶ソフト

My girls Takoyaki (octopus balls)
たこ焼き takoyakiたこ焼き takoyaki
(my cola)

and some of the souvenirs we bought at kyoto.
Souvenirs from KyotoSouvenirs from Kyoto

More to come…