Whenever someone discovers my interest in Japan, the first question that comes to mind is: What do you like about Japan? or Why do you like Japan? Usually it's an easy question for some, but really what do I personally like about Japan? I still can't say hand on heart just ONE thing, and for a Japanese person to ask me I always stumble at the question and feel awkward.
However! My easiest escape route is to tell people I love Japanese food - traditional Japanese food, and well I always get a good reaction. During my stay, I've had so many new dishes cooked for me, so when I finally go home I will truly miss all these delicious meals.
It was discovered I had never tried たこ焼き (takoyaki) so my Boyfriend came home with a takoyaki pan and we went out shopping for ingredients. Traditionally it should be cooked with octopus, however I am not a fan of octopus so we opted for our own fillings. Sausage, chicken, shrimp and cheese! We were going to add a ball of wasabi into two - a sort of russain roulette game. Oh! We also put chocolate into a couple as well!