Sunday, February 14, 2010

If Only There Were Waves

Kamakuru is a short train ride from Tokyo, and while the main attractions are the multitude of shrines and temples, there's a beach where ardent Japanese surfers go to. Unfortunately there isn't much in terms of waves, although it does provide a nice contrast from the dense streets and neon lights.Yes, I know I should have been eating more of the traditional foods found in Japan, but I decided stop into this burger shop for some brunch. I'd veered off the track a bit and needed to rest up in any case. Often I've found its the stories people tell you and their willingness to share that made Japan a special place to visit. On this particular occasion, one of the guys that worked there made conversation with me about where I was from and where I was staying. It turned out that Bill Granger has started up a restaurant nearby and he'd worked there forBill for a year learning from him. Then we got talking about the surf beaches in Australia (of which I know nothing about) and his wish to come to here one day (mainly for the surf!).
Anyway, I filled up with this offering:
One thing I'll say about Japan; More often than not, the actual food represents a close likeness to pictures in the menus or plastic food displays. A really nice burger, thick patty and fresh, simple salad and sauce.

3 comments:

  1. that burger does look perfect doesn't it! everything is so cleanly cut, even the lettuce leaves!

    i'm quite tickled by the thought of a japanese surfer - i guess i associate big metropolises with japan rather than surfer dudes at the beach =p

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  2. Those photos look like they were taken somewhere up along the NSW/Queensland coast!

    Glad to see more of your Japan adventures up here!

    Sounds as if you got a chance to do more exploring on your return trip- wonder if you're planning anymore trips especially with the blossom festival coming up!

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  3. jfox - You're absolutely right, it was almost too perfect to eat...I was quite surprised to see all the surfers over there too. Quite a contrast to the business suits and immaculately dressed people in the city.

    M's - Tragically I'm still only blogging my first trip! Oh, another trip is tempting, but I think it may need to be another country for the next holiday.

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