Depa-Chika with Beautiful Sweets & Hanami Bento

Prawn Crackers display デパ地下 和菓子 えびせんべい

‘Ebi-Senbei’ – Prawn Crackers are famous savoury/sweets from Nagoya

If you are Foodie and when you are in Japan one of the places you must go is ‘Depa-Chika’. It is the shortened name for the Basement (Chika) of the Department Store and it is basically a Food Court. Lots of small food shops gathered on one or two floor in the Basement of a Department Store that sell all sorts of food, savoury or sweet, and drink.

Depa-chika デパ地下

A very noticeable thing in the Depa-Chika is that their products are displayed so beautifully, particularly in the Sweets shop section.

Depa-chika Japanese Sweets Wagashi デパ地下 和菓子

Wagashi – Japanese sweets on display

Depa-chika Prawn Crackers デパ地下 和菓子 えびせんべい

Prawn Crackers with pretty patterns

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‘Hitsumabushi’, Tofu and Ultimate Fast Ramen in Japan

restaurant web

During my stay in Japan I went to several restaurants and enjoyed Japanese food very much. Only the problem was that I tend to forget taking photos. So these are the only photos I can show you here and the rest of the food just stays in my mind and my stomach. Sorry.

My home town Nagoya became one of the Foodie Capitals (check ‘Nagoya Meshi’) in the last 10 years or so. That was after I started living in the UK so I am not quite sure which food actually belong to this category, however, I can tell you that the biggest of all Nagoya-Meshi is certainly ‘Hitsumabushi’.

Hitsumabushi web

‘Hitsumabushi’ – Grilled Eel in O-Hitsu the wooden pot

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