Iwakuni Renkon Soba

3. Soba Noodles Made with Lotus-Root もちもちつるつる (mochi-mochi tsuru-tsuru): springy and smooth (texture) (usually used separately, but the ad for the noodles uses both in combination) Looking back on all the places I’ve lived, the two things that make me happiest about a residence are farmers’ markets and quaint historic districts with locally run businesses….

The 100 Flavors of Iwakuni

I have a favorite local ice cream shop in every town I have lived in, and what will win you points with adult me is your selection of unusual flavors.

Golden Week is For Foodies: Iwakuni-zushi

型枠 (katawaku): mold (for shaping things) This Golden Week, a friend and I finally ventured out to southwestern Honshû to see Hiroshima. I’ll be doing a separate post on all the tasty things we ate in Hiroshima City and Miyajima, but I wanted to start out with some of the dishes we had on our…