Sunday, December 09, 2012

Too Much Food !

Kaiseki dinner at Hotel Ashizuri-En

Sorry about neglecting this blog for such a long time! It's not that I have been terribly busy. It's just that I've been more addicted to Facebook than this blog...

Anyway, what you see here on this post is the banquet at Hotel Ashizuri-En in Tosashimizu City. I went to Cape Ashizuri -- the western tip of Kochi Prefecture -- on the field trip of an association of geology fans in Kochi prefecture. We walked a lot, learned a lot and ate A LOT. Take a look at the photo below to see how much food was served for one person!

And as if this was not enough, on a separate table, there were several big plates of mackerel sashimi, the specialty of this area.

What was unusual was that they gave us two options to eat beef: teppan yaki (grilling on an iron plate) and shabushabu (blanching in boiling broth). It is usually either of them.

And most of us left this dish untouched.
The food tasted good. But there was just too much of them! And too little liquor.
Honestly speaking, I wished that they omitted a couple of small side dishes and served ice cream instead. 

But overall, I truly enjoyed this field trip including the banquet and hot spring bath at this hotel.
Let me show you some magnificent geological formations we saw on Cape Ashizuri.



K and S said...

looks like a nice amount of food!

obachan said...

Well, we felt sorry for wasting half of what was served.

And what surprised us was the way they took our drink orders. The waitresses took orders one person at a time -- means, one waitress came to one of the guests, took an order, went back, brought the person the drink, then moved onto the next guest, and took an order... It took forever before we were able to do KANPAI! LOL

Carlyn said...

looks delicious!!! Scenery is gorgeous....

A said...

Hi Obachan,
Do you post more food pictures on Facebook? Do you still add blog readers on Facebook? Thanks!

obachan said...

Thanks. Yes, it was an unforgettable trip. ^^

Hi. I do post some food pics on my FB. But mostly, you can see the same food pics here on this blog, too. :)


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