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Saturday, 2 March 2013

Japan Day 5: Nishiki Market in Kyoto, Kani Doraku and shopping in Osaka

Early the next morning, we got up and got ready in the adjoining toilet. By the time we were ready, the futons had already been cleared by the staff and the table set up again in the middle of the room. Before our breakfast was served, we were each served with one plum together with a cup of tea. Not too sure what's the reason for serving a preserved plum in the morning, but it definitely worked to wake us up a little and give us an appetite =p

Unlike dinner, breakfast is served all at once instead of one dish at a time. Once again, we were amazed with the quantity of food that was served. Together with the dishes below, we each had a bowl of rice, with the staff continuing to urge us to add more rice as we were eating. I wonder how the Japanese manage to keep from getting fat if this is the amount of food that they consume on a daily basis. However, it's definitely healthy as there are a variety of ingredients served within the platter, including preserved vegetables, egg, fish, tofu...

Our traditional breakfast at Hiiragiya Bekkan