Every beginning and end in Japan are celebrated – usually with copious amounts of delicious food and unlimited alcohol. A farewell to the work camp volunteers this past weekend was no exception. However, due to the small town atmosphere of Daiwa, we had a pot luck instead of going to some fancy restuarant where the food wouldn’t be nearly as good.
The countries represented culinarily were: France, Belgium, Vietnam, Korea, the United States, Thailand and Japan.
I helped myself to the renkon first – I can’t resist the texture!
Tempura – feauturing green peppers, shrimp, sweet potato, winter squash, sesame leaves, and lotus root.
It was my first time trying chijimi – a Korean-style omelet oft-compared to Japan’s okonomiyaki. It was delicious (and maybe even better than okonomiyaki – although I’d never say…).