Japanese Hot Spring Inn (Onsen-Ryokan)Author: rogue.wave.traveler
Date of Trip: February 2014
Sashimi white fish with wasabi and those red peppery shiso sprouts plus a dipping sauce.
Black tofu curd in a bowl.
Nori in a wood box warmed by heated pumice stones served with dipping sauce.
Pickles including umeboshi (pickled Japanese plum.) Which tasted deliciously of cedar. It must be pickled in wood! Confirmed! It was pickled with salt and the red shiso leaf. Yum!
Tofu cakes with spinach in an egg drop soup.
Salmon with grilled mozzarella cheese and jalapeño mayonnaise?? Wow! I must be dreaming.
Veggies: broccoli, spinach, carrot, red and yellow flesh potatoes.
Finally, an outrageous and bizarre combination... English bacon with a poached egg.
Of course there were two kinds of tea served with the meal and I was invited to take coffee served in unique pottery mugs and a mango/raspberry mint palate cleanser at the bar.
Please see the attached photo of the post-meal crockery and understand why I have gained eleventy-seven pounds this trip!
Checkout was sad but quick and easy. All staff were as sweet as if I had been staying in their home. I will never, ever forget this incredible experience staying at the Gora Tensui Ryokan.
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