Friday, 31 August 2012

Okayama Ekiben

During our trip to Japan last year, after spending just a couple of days in Shikoku (well, just Takamatsu), we decided to cut short our trip there in favour of a crazy (for us) impulsive trip that had us travelling almost 1,000km just for the heck of it... because we can!

I love impulsive. I can do rough. I can sleep on the pavement if need be. But you need to feed me! Feed me well and I'll be compliant. Well... sort of. Bwahaha I'll be nice if I'm not hungry. ;p
Haven't been talking about food for some time in this blog, so might as well present you some food porn here!

And here's the ekiben we got at Okayama Station before making our way to Nara. We bought these in the morning, but we only got to eat them at 4pm!
Daddy's choice
Raimie had this. This boy loves his unagi. And his bento happened to be the one that cost the most out of the three ekibens we bought. Such discerning taste. heh
 
 
Mommy didn't get to see Momotarou in Okayama so she decided to enjoy an momo-shaped ekiben instead. She still has the pear-shaped box. ^^

Yummzzz...

31 comments:

  1. Deja vu. Did I read this sentence in your other post somewhere? "I can sleep on the pavement if need be. But you need to feed me!" : D

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    1. It's in this blog. Good memory.
      I'll repeat it again to prove my point that one should never leave me hungry. xD

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  2. Haha! The drawing of the octopus on the ekiben cover is so cute!! : D

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    1. Japanese does cute rather well, don't you think? :)

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  3. OMG! If I choose, I will also take Raimie's choice! Cos I love unagi too! Yum!!!

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    1. Hahaha.. I love them too, but I wanted to try other stuff too. ;p

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  4. Boy, you love ekiben. I haven't bought an ekiben in a LONG time. I just buy sushi now, especially for the shinkansen. Sushi and beer and I'm happy. :D

    The momotaro box looks cute. Do you still use it for bentos? ^^

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    1. Well, we are only in Japan once a year (and no Japan this year and next. Boohooo) so we are still pretty excited eating them. All of them.

      Apart from our mission to try and ride all the JR trains in Japan (which is covered by JR Pass, for obvious reason), eating ekibens offered at the stations is in the list too. :)

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    2. I have only eaten ekiben once or twice to be honest. I need a little "culture". :D

      To be honest, I just can't stand the lines to buy them. Tokyo Station is a mad house in the morning when all the ekiben are for sale. Need to run away and get on the train so I can just chill out. ^^

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    3. I don't think we bought ekiben at Tokyo Station all that often too. ^^

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  5. Grumpy when hungry eh? Hehehe.. The boy has good taste! :)

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    1. He takes after his Mom I think. Bwahaha

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  6. Scribbles mental note: "You can park Lina on the pavement during shitamachi walkpeditions, but remember to add obento/sandwich/chocolate."

    I love the Momotaro box, but I would've loved it even more if it had fruit inside. :D

    The double act Dru and Ru are on the same page again: I also want to know what you keep inside it now!

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    1. Should that be the double act (singular) IS (singular) on the same page?! I is a English teacher. I not know.

      Anyway. Lina, what's going on? First bondage porn, now food porn? :-p

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    2. I no English teacher. I not know. ;p

      I'm showing you all my fifty shades. xD

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    3. I just realised I haven't replied to Dru & Ru's question about the Momotaro bento box. It is now on our Ikea coffee table and filled with... stuff. No foodstuff. Stuff. xD

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    4. I am so smart. S-M-R-T. I am so smart. S-M-R-T.

      It is filled with no foodstuff? There isn't candy, specifically peach candies? I feel cheated. :(

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    5. Yes but WHAT stuff? Specifics, please! :D

      I agree with Dru ... I agree with him far too often ... but anyway, I agree with him that it should contain sweets!

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    6. Receipt rhymes with sweet. Close but you can still change it. :)

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    7. I accept donations... *wink wink*

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  7. I love the way Japanese food is so colourful with beautiful presentation. I also love food porn, but would rather eat it than look!

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    1. Likewise. Its better to eanjoy them by eating than just looking at all those droolworthy food. :)

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  8. Cant beat a good ekiben to keep away those hunger pains. You can also pick up some pretty good ones at the conbini as well :)

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    1. Konbini bento are good, but when we are out soemwhere where there ekiben sold is the specialty of the area, can't help to indulge into buying them. ;)

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  9. Wow, たこめし and あなごずし look very delicious.I have never tried it.
    The rice must have tasted such tastes.

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    1. The takomeshi was indeed nice and the anago meshi probably was too, judging by how my son relished in eating them (and not sharing!) LOL

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  10. If you come to Japan next time, please visit Shiga prefecture.
    Biwako lake is very nice! ;-)

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    1. Nyanko,
      Thank you for the recommendation! I hope to get there someday! :)

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  11. The package increases my appetite! I'm feeling hungry now! :D

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    1. The packing was nice and so was the food! :)

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