Japan Time

Monday, June 1, 2009

Going out for a drink with your friends or co-workers is a little different in Japan than in the States...

Usually people go to an izakaya, which is basically a bar that also serves a variety of food:

Of course, there is always sushi.

Shizuoka Prefecture is famous for sakura ebi, which literally translates into "cherry blossom shrimp"...tiny little shrimp served in salad, sushi, or by themselves.

Looking for something non-ocean dwelling? Try some chicken cartiledge...


Squid is popular, too...Aya's a big fan:

Miho enjoys some pickled eggplant.

As far as drinks go, you can always try some shochu:

But always be sure to wait until your neighbor pours your drink for you...pouring your own drink is bad luck.

After the drinks and food have been ordered, sit back with your friends and enjoy!

1 comment:

Kori said...

Thanks for the congrats, Bri! Looks like you're still having a blast, despite the food, hahaha. And yes, Alex is going to be a great big brother, or he's going to be the poor kid, haha. One of the two! Hey, my sister-in-law has a friend who just graduated and she's going to Spring Arbor to go to Japan to teach Engrish! What are the odds???