Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Eating Japan

I swear, that's what I should rename this blog.

We went over to Nagano's famous Zenko-ji temple complex, but I had an ulterior motive: To try the Nagano-only specialty of soba ice cream. Soba are buckwheat noodles, so this is, as you would guess, buckwheat ice cream.

How is it?

It tastes almost exactly like a McDonald's soft serve cone. Do they even make those anymore? Or have they all switched over to pseudo-health-conscious frozen yogurt? Anyway, it tastes just like the stuff Ronald McDonald serves up. Only with a slightly wheaty aftertaste.

Wholly disappointing.

Alright, time to check out of the fancy hotel and move on to a ryokan (old school acommodations) in the mountains.

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