I'm often asked, "what do you cook?" or "what do you eat?" My Japanese friends are curious about what a foreigner might eat, and my NZ/Australian friends know I'm a bit of a foodie and wonder what I'm cooking up in Japan.
So here it is: a strange mix of Japanese and Kiwi cuisine seasoned with a little of my own creativity...
Sunday, September 26, 2010
FOOD FOR CYCLING
I often go on long bicycle rides, and it always makes me really hungry. Sometimes I pack a picnic, but even if I do, I eat it all up quickly and end up buying stuff from convenience stores. A while ago I rode from Kyoto to Uji to Ishiyama and back to Kyoto. The scenery was great, especially along the Uji / Seta River. I took a rice ball with corn, okra, and black pepper, some walnut brownies, a mini-pack of tofu, and a nashi pear. I ate all that at Uji, and by the time I got to Ishiyama I needed more food, so I bought fried chicken wings and a sweet potato chou cream (in NZ we call those cream puffs.)
Sadly I don't seem to lose any weight from biking....