The Food Nomad – Japan Ski Trip at Myoko Kogen
Chinese New Year holidays always means another chance to go snowboarding! We chose a very local, small ski resort 2 hours train-ride out of Tokyo for this year’s trip. The place literally has around 5 small hotels, and a few little izakaya eateries, and the most awesome fluffy powder! Needless to say, with our bellies full of good food, and our spirits rejuvenated from the steaming onzens, we had a fabulous few days of powder on the slopes!
Arriving in Tokyo and venturing out at 11pm for a hot bowl of ramen at my favourite Tokyo 24-hr ramen shop.
Come to mommy! Ramen and cold beer – what an awesome combo! The soup is smooth and sticky with collagen.
Outside a little grocery store, in the freezing cold, we found some hot onzen eggs nestled in a warm onzen bath.
Beside the onzen egg tub the local farmers prepared some wild vegetable kimichi – spicy, tangy, a perfect companion for the eggs.
Jiminy Cricket! Our biggest surprise when we found marinated fried crickets in the morning buffet line! I just want to say that I’m not the one who tried one of them!
Stopping mid-day for lunch at a little basement shop owned by a sweet old couple. They made us ramen in a hearty thick broth with a congee rice thrown in. It warmed us up for another afternoon on the slopes.
Apple tempuras – it’s good for you…..right?
The perfect way to end a long day of riding the powder – beer, great food, great friends in a cosy little izakaya.
Tuna tartar and avocado pate, swimming in a yuzu soy concoction.
A crowd pleaser – baked potatoes with cheese and mentaiko
Wagyu beef fried rice – enough said!