I went to the YVR and send my very special friend off to Japan. She is going back to Japan for good....
It is easy to pretend that this is nothing since I believe I am going to see her very soon but I recently started to take things differently. This moment could be only once in my lifetime moment, and/or could be the last.
It was pleasure knowing you. I will always think of you when I have a first sip of Japanese Sake because that's how we met.
I pretended I am a traveler, going to unknown places and meeting new people and going to experience new things. And just like that, I left the airport and went to the place that I don't know well to find my new castle.
I better put my act together.
I am moving soon.
I am on my way to my own new journey, too.
A little note to myself.
I never seen this one before but this one on ice rock was heavenly gooood.
Grey Goose VX is essentially Grey Goose vodka “finished with a hint of precious cognac”. I was not so crazy about recent trend of vodka with fruit and whatever flavor vodka, but this one was very nice.
We are having hot summer day in Vancouver.
I was invited to a fabulous course dinner at the Octopus Garden in Kitsilano last night.
Starting with some bubbles
The night at the Octopus Garden has to start with a uni shooter!
Uni shooter is a shooter made with sea urchin with slimy grated mountain yam, dashi, real wasabi, nori seaweed and quail egg. You can chug it, or like I do, indulge the explosion of best taste ocean can bring in your mouth!
Salad with scallops. Sada-san, the owner chef of the Octopus Garden did not tell me the ingredients but I LOVEded this dressing♡
We were there for the special evening. My friend brought in Junmai Daiginjyo, Jirouemon from Kikumasamune. It was made from 100% yamadanishiki harvested in Hyogo area.
Japanese sake is one of my passion. With that sake with those assortment of Sashimi were heavenly tasty.
Ramen is getting more popular and popular in Vancouver and many of my even non asian friend can tell me the difference and preference of ramen noodle. As some of you may know, most of ramen is animal soup stock base. The most popular soup base is maybe chicken and pork. This ramen was made from seafood soup stock with soy milk and miso. With a chunk of fried oyster made this dish in a satisfactory level! It was delicious.
Octopus garden had been around for over 20 years and Sada-san always provided high quality Japanese cuisine in traditional and non-traditional way but always very authentic.
The last night was also very special evening with very special friends. It also brought me a new friend as well.
If I can make a little note to remind myself,
Life is short.
Let me be true to myself.
Let me focus and work hard for the next 5 years.
It had been a long long time since I put my last entry to my blog.
I am alive and doing well.
I was thinking about this quite sometime and decided to restart my blog but in English.
All is well with many changes.
I lost my beloved angel landlord in the end of November last year, and I am in the middle of buying my forever nest.
This is my personal record of my every day little things.