Monday, December 13, 2010
This was a fun class. We learned how to cook lotus root. Iwakuni lotus root is a local speciallty. The lotus root here is speciall because it has 9 holes. It had the texture of an artichoke. It was very tasty. We made a salad, pizza, and lotus steak. The lotus root here has a mascot. His name is Hahsu-chan.
Pickled Plum tasting with Sean and Alicia. Pickled plums are not a group favorite. Sean and Alicia came to Japan on the same flight as us.
Friday, December 3, 2010
We got our license to drive on the other side of the road and we have a car. We went to a store called Mr. Max (Japanese whole sale store). We bought our little Japan Christmas tree or as the signs in the shops say "Happy Xmas" tree. A lady from church who is Japanese and lives in Iwakuni went with us and showed us around. We went to lunch afterwards. Let me just tell you that it doesnt take long for your legs to fall asleep when sitting at those little tables. It was a great day.