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18 April 2009

Jetsetting Foodistas | Nagoya: Food and Experiences

Tiffy's Stay in Japan
Jetsetting Foodistas: A Travelogue by Tiffy
Getting used to the culture: Food and experiences

As most of you probably know, I have been in Japan for more than a couple of weeks now. And the one thing that I'm loving so far is the sheer amount of food. It's everywhere. I'm not even exaggerating! Most of their local channels (or those that I've surfed so far) show different kinds of food or Japanese people eating food.

Their convenience stores (コンビニ) have whole shelves dedicated to cooked food (and onigiri ♥). The school I'm currently attending, Nagoya Gakuin University (名古屋学院大学), even has a small convenient store inside, and two cafeterias -- one on the first floor, and another one on the second floor.
You know how Japan is crazy about their vending machines, right? Well, my school isn't any different! On the first floor, there are about five vending machines that sell drinks. Two vending machines, on the other hand, sell food. Oh! The food doesn't come out of the machines, of course. It will give you a ticket that you give to the guys inside the cafeteria, and they will give you your food!
Food is yummy -- prices ranging from 200+ yen to around 400+ yen (in our cafeteria, anyway) :>
And if there's anything that I'm glad I didn't miss out on so far, it's 花見 (hanami), or flower viewing, which happened around two weeks ago. The Japanese love to have picnics when the Sakura flowers are in full bloom.
Steffi, one of the other exchange students studying in my school, is a great cook:


And our campus is pretty easy to fall in love with.


Travelogue by Tiffy.
Photos by Tiffy.


  1. Yummy food! I especially like the food that Steffi made for you guys <3 Aww, sushiiiiii!

    And swerte ka pa malamig dyan! :(

  2. But I don't like the cold :c I'd take sweating any day. Lol. Seriously.

    Steffi's made of awesome.

  3. wow, the food there is perfect! it's detailed much! :)) i hope you're doing well there... update us more! :)

  4. Ah the sakura trees. I wish I could see them in person.

  5. I'm so jealous! Those are awesome! Yummy and beautifully done!

  6. Mmm sushi.

    "Convenient stores"? Are those very convenient convenience stores? :-P

  7. Aww your pics look wonderful, I'm so jealous, the campus is gorgeous, perfect with the weather! Kung malamig lang sa UP, it would be perfect! I'm glad you're having fun<3

  8. Chicky: Oops! Teehee. Edited. I'm sorry. That was silly of me.

    Ainna: Huuuuuuugs. I hate the cooold. I love warm weather! :(

  9. Yum! You're lucky, the Japanese are rice-eaters too. Incidentally, I had dinner at a Japanese restaurant. Beef teriyaki was average but the grilled mackerel was good! Wish you only the best in your studies.

  10. You're right about the rice thing! Their rice is so soft and yummy -- I can practically eat it on its own. LOL!

    Thank you very much! :D I'll study hard!

  11. wow the food photos look great! i miss japan. i stayed there for 2 weeks on vacation a couple of years ago and i loved my visit! the food choices are great and most of the places are so serene and quiet. the eki can get a little confusing at times though with all the people coming and going! dont miss the ramen and the kaiten sushi, ive never found anthing equally good here in manila! enjoy!

  12. Serene and quiet is right! Hahaha! They're all so serious!!!

    Speaking of the eki rode the wrong one yesterday and had to go round the long way home. Lol. :) Come visit Japan again!

  13. oh how i wish i could visit again soon!

    but yes, you're right, they are quite serious! i remember when i got there, i had a little adventure at the airport and i was chatting away telling the story while we were in the train, it wasnt until my friend who i was staying with, signaled for me to tone down did i notice no one else was speaking with each other and oddly looking at me and my excited mood (probably thinking...weirdo)! =p

  14. Maybe it was mainly because you were speaking a different language! That's fun! XD

  15. japanese are known for their way of preparing and displaying food. youve noticed already, even food packed in plastics are beautifully decorated :)

  16. a salmon with jelly? wow!!! havent tried it yet, i liked the presentation it reminds me of shirt tale looks like mushrooms

  17. Salmon with jelly? Where? :o Nya!


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