Japan Diaries 2: Day 9

Day 9 May 25, 2018

Back to Osaka


Greetings from Osaka! Today is a very sunny day. Perfect for exploring the outdoors. 

Good morning!

However, we decided to just stay mostly at home in the morning to rest and wash the clothes we used in Kyoto. My wife also used this opportunity to cook her incredible macaroni soup dish for our Japanese family. 

Time for some eye check-up

Time to go home...

Preparing our monggo and pork chop dishes

... and of course my wife's special soup.

Ella enjoying her hot bath.

While she was busy in the kitchen, I accompanied Mr. Toshi to the eye doctor for his checkup. After this, Mr. Toshi and I both excitedly drove back home to try out my wife's dish. I was so happy to hear compliments from Mr. Toshi and his wife while they were trying out the dish. They probably enjoyed it much that they invited us to go to Lalaport (mall) to buy more ingredients to cook more of it that afternoon. 

Strolling inside Lalaport (Mall)

I hope Kaldi has what we need...

We had a fun bonding/shopping time with them "hunting" for those Asian ingredients in several stores like Kaldi Coffee Farm and the likes. Sadly, we did not find all the needed ingredients there. Before leaving we had a bit of a coffee break at Kurashiki Coffee. 

Coffee break at Kurashiki Coffee

After leaving Lalaport (mall), I thought that we were heading back home already, but apparently, Mr. Toshi really wanted to get all those ingredients so we headed to Costco in Izumisano City in hopes of completing our list of ingredients. We managed to cross out some on the list but still weren't able to complete all. Regardless, we got some ingredients for another Filipino dish that my wife could cook in the following days. 

Smile!

Overall, today was a special day for us as we managed to please our Japanese family by cooking for them. What made it more special was the fact that they enjoyed my wife's dish very much. Now, that made me excited to cook my own specialty which I was planning to do from the get-go. 

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Comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing with us your daily life.Can you post the recipes that your wife prepaired I would love to try them 💗

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog. I do hope you get to follow our daily adventures in Japan. Thank you so much.

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  2. This looks like a great experience and I would love to go there very soon.

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    1. Although we did not have any adventure today, I would still say that this one was a perfect experience as I had a lot of bonding time with Mr. Toshi and got a lot of wisdom from him.

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  3. I love to read your Japan diaries!! Hope one day i visit Japan and use your tips and ideas! thanks

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    1. Thank you so much nominal-nomad debbie. I'm happy to hear that. =)

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  4. I would love to visit Japan someday. Great post!

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  5. Such a great trip. I'm hungry for your wife's cooking!!!

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  6. I love hearing about your day, even if it was a simple one. The images were lovely too.

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  7. I really want to taste the soup now.. 🤗 Interesting read! Love your posts keep it up 👍🏻

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    1. Thank you so much. =) I will surely make you try that when you visit us here in the Philippines.

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  8. I don’t know what monggo is but I would love to taste the pork chop dishes-they look so tasty. What a nice dinner to have cooked while traveling. Keshia Richmond

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    1. Monggo dish is commonly prepared in the Philippines. You should try that one out when you visit the country. =)

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  9. I see that you really enjoyed your time in Japan, could you maybe include the recipe next time? i just read yummy food I want to make it. , and the family with which you stayed looks wonderful, I must say you really got me reading this series from the beginning, and can't wait for the next post :D keep it up.

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    1. Oh surely. =) I would make an article to highlight the monggo dish next time. =) Please do visit my blog again. =)

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  10. Mongo is a favorite of mine too....similar experience here as pork in Muslim country is not available....so I substitute d it with chicharon my co workers bring from vacation....cravings curbed.....

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    1. Have you tried monggo with dried shrimp? That's delish too!

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  11. That looks great! Your daughter is very cute :)

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  12. I have never been! But sure would love to go!

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  13. Loved reading and loved the photos that you used!

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I'm happy that you enjoyed reading my diary about our stay in Japan. I do hope to hear more from you in my up coming articles.

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  14. I love how you present your daily life experiences. So fun. We eat a lot of mung beans too.

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    1. Monggo is truly one of the best dishes in the Philippines. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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