Oh hai! (Food in Japan)

I love food in Japan. The kaiseki at our hotel in Shibu Onsen was incredible. Even the rice was delicious -- the best rice I've ever tasted: perfect mouth feel. We had some rice at a restaurant in Kyoto just now which paled in comparison, so the variation in quality is extreme.

Wasabi! I wish it were this easy to get in the States.

I don't know what this was, but it was AMAZING. Tasted like a green onion wrapped around ginger.

Looks amazing, doesn't it? Fooled ya'! It's plastic!

All of the food looks exactly like its prominently-displayed plastic counterpart (not that the kaiseki meals had any plastic models shown).