So today, we did a road trip to Otaru, a touristy little port town located north west of Sapporo.
Otaru means river running through sandy beach and has Ainu origins. Doesn’t matter, I’m actually just there for their famous 7 layered ice cream. I’ts damn yummy and every layer taste damn good, with matcha and milk leading.
So the begins the sample buffet down the street. #budgetgoals right there because we can’t possibly buy everything to try so it’s just too bad for the cutesy snacks without samples. But I’m very satisfied.
This place has a lot of samples, ranging from rice crackers to layered cake (Baumkuchen). They are famous for their ice cream and Baumkuchen. This name is German and it literally translates to Tree Cake, because of its resemblance to tree trunks. This cake usually has about 15-20 layers and it is quite popular in Japan.
And then it was time for the music box museum. I felt slightly bad for my buddy-of-the-day because it’s a damn girly thing, I guess. Here is a picture of me and the steam clock, and like all other iconic steam clocks… It’s just a clock.
Urushi 漆絵, which literally means lacquer picture, used to dominate the music box scene in Japan. It can mean either painting with actual lacquer or woodblock painting (which might resemble the thickness of black lawyers). Don’t quite understand the latter style but anyway these are quite exquisite and expensive.
I bought this music box in the end, by EXILE. I guess it’s just very exciting listening to the different tunes and the examining the pretty boxes that I just wanted to get one music box from here. My friend recommended it.
So there was this 8 layered ice cream was just down the street…
Ok funny story about this dude right here, he was running off after getting the 8 layered ice cream. And before I could even address the thought of “why is he running”, at least 4/8 of the layers dropped and he ran back to get another one, aiyo.
Here’s our ride.
So he recommended eating Chinese food as it is pretty good in Otaru,
Presenting the very delicious, あんかけ焼きそば (ankake yakisoba) which means fried noodles covered with thick sauce. It is damn good. It’s the Japanese interpretation of Chinese food. I mean, who eats hor fun with horseraddish and ginger right? Anyway, I love it. It is damn good for yakisoba.
Damn, I wanted to make my stamp but… It doesn’t have my name.
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