From jogging to Japanese

26 Jul

Today started with a 6km run along the Yarra. What a great start to the day. There were other runners, cyclists & rowers out and about. Unfortunately it had to be a short run as I had to get back, shower, have breakfast & then show up for day #2 of the conference.

It was another long day with some really interesting sessions. But even so by the end of the day I was tired, fidgety & lacking in concentration and not really appreciating the panel discussions that were on offer.

Which is why we headed off for a much-needed drink after today’s sessions, before dinner. Then for dinner we went to Akachochin, a Japanese restaurant at South Wharf. This is a izakaya-like restaurant where the idea is to order a variety of small dishes to share. Which works fine if one of you does not have to eat gluten-free! After several unsuccessful attempts at ordering, “I’m sorry that’s not gluten free,” I ended up ordering deep fried eggplant with grilled cheese & den-miso followed by braised pork belly with Japanese mustard & shiraga-negi. This was washed down with Masumi Junmai Ginjo Karakuchi Ippon sake. And for dessert we had a mousse made from tofu, mascarpone & umeshu topped with raspberry sauce & served with umeshu-poached pears. I have to confess that this was my first visit to a Japanese restaurant & my first experience of sake as well. It won’t be my last 🙂



One Response to “From jogging to Japanese”

  1. asterisk * photography 27/07/2012 at 12:34 pm #

    Now you know why I love living in Tokyo: the food is amazing! Kim*

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