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Posted August 3, 2006 by Jennifer Lam (Jenius) in Asia / North East
 
 

Day Eight – Japan / Hong Kong

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Last day in Japan! This is the Asakusa Kannon Temple, which is also known as Sensoji. It is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo.

Sensoji (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

Sensoji (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

Sensoji (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

Sensoji (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

Sensoji (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

Sensoji (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

For lunch, we went to a BBQ Buffet. Our tour guide helped us order large abalones and Grade A and/or Grade AA Kobe Beef. Kobe beef cattle are hand massaged and fed beer to reduce their stress levels, maintain tenderness in their muscles and to increase their appetites so that they have a higher level of stored fat. As you can see below, the fat has a lovely marbled texture. The taste was amazing!

Kobe Beef - raw

Kobe Beef - cooking

Kobe Beef - inside

Abalone


Jennifer Lam (Jenius)

 
Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.