Japanese food is absolutely delicious. Japanese takes on other cuisines is also absolutely delicious. It’s a win-win. I loved every foodie moment that I spent in Japan. From the sushi to the ramen, Japan has some seriously tasty treats to enjoy. It’s one of the biggest things that I miss about Japan. Food in Japan and I just mesh well together.
Food in Japan isn’t very strongly flavored, yet it’s flavorful. Does that make sense? I fell in love with the sweets here because they had the perfect amount of sweetness without making you want to stop eating after one bite because it was sickly sweet. Spicy food here is almost non-existent, which is great for someone with an aversion to spicy food! I definitely fit that description.
Another plus about living in Japan was that I biked and walked literally everywhere. I literally ate all of the time there, but never gained weight because I was so active. In fact, I lost about 20 pounds over two months. I was eating tons of food every day just because I was burning it off so quickly! I think that’s when I started loving being active… it allowed me to enjoy more yummy foods! I could indulge like a tourist without guilt. 😉 Food in Japan was never a source of stress at all.
I think I miss the sushi the most. Five or six plates from the conveyor belt sushi place is enough to fill me up for only $5-6. So cheap and satisfying! I had to go on a business trip last month for one day in Fukuoka, and the first thing I did was run to a sushi restaurant! Money well spent. 🙂
I’m feeling more nostalgic about it all after moving to South Korea. There are few foods that I eat here because a lot of the food is too spicy. Many of the foods I do like are not the healthiest as well. I miss having something healthy and delicious just an arm’s reach away like in Japan. I guess I got too comfortable with food in Japan! Even though the language is very hard to learn there, I feel like I adjusted easier there than in Korea. Well, I still have a lot of time left here so we’ll see how it goes! 🙂