A Japanese food feast

I recently saw someone wearing a t-shirt that read, “I travel to eat.” And that is definitely me too.

Tempura, Hamatoku Restaurant
Tempura from Hamatoku Restaurant, Kyoto

In Japan I ate different foods I’d never had in Vancouver’s Japanese restaurants and there are definitely more than I can count. So to stretch my taste buds further, I ordered a set menu in a nearby Kyoto restaurant that included eight courses. Just as enchanting as the food and the artistic way it was displayed, were the waitresses who wore kimonos and didn’t speak any English.

Hamatoku Restaurant
Another one of the eight courses from Hamatoku Restaurant

It sounded like a lot of food, but the dishes were small and sometimes I didn’t know what I was eating but I ate everything (except a snail).