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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). Having grown up in a family where food was always at the centre of all celebrations, family events and milestones, Jen is obsessed with capturing irresistible flavours and stories from myriad cultures. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering people to have good food and invigorating adventures - because life is too short for mediocre meals or dull travel. Her hobbies are breakfast, lunch and dinner. She's globally curious, passionate about female entrepreneurship, is a soy chai latte fanatic, and loves vintage, dressmaking and photography.