If you follow me on Instagram or my vlog channel you may know that I spent a few days in Sapporo with my family, and had the best #foodie trip!
Spending hours and hours at the 24-hour store Don Quijote
Needless to say, the entire trip we literally stuffed ourselves with food! I've never really been on a trip where it revolved around food, where after one meal we would find our next edible target to stuff in our stomachs. Ramen, kani, o-toro, uni (oh, the uni!) and even little decorative cakes - all of which tasted scrumptious.
So our first day we arrived quite late in the afternoon, having got our car that we rented and a quick rest at our hotel to freshen up, we found ourselves at Kani Shogun for dinner. Kani Shogun specializes in crab feasts, from whole crab, to crab porridge, to crab sushi and it was awesome. How to profess my love for crab? By eating it, surely.
The next day we headed off to Otaru which was a nice little town for souvenir shopping, food-tasting and sightseeing. The Otaru bridge was a wonderful sight and reminded me slightly of Annecy. At Otaru, there were plenty of little shops filled with Japanese snacks, and my favorite was definitely the multi-layered ice-cream (grape was the bomb). We found ourselves digging at the bottom where the grape flavor was and the ice-cream eventually began to topple over. There was a lot of walking involved at Otaru, but it was good to walk off the huge uni sushi bowls we had for lunch. They were absolutely divine and in Hong Kong, you'll be expected to pay over double the price.
On our third day which was our last full day in Sapporo, we went to a fish market where they would also have restaurants upstairs for you to devour the fresh seafood. There were rows and rows of displays of live crab, all of which I wanted to take home with me! In the afternoon we went to Odori Park, which was rather picturesque. Sat down for tea at Sapporo Sweets Cafe in Aurora Town after almost 45 minutes of searching, did some shopping there as well as at Daimaru, one of the largest department stores. Finally we finished off our day with a spot of Ramen, which is a must-have in Japan!
Have you been to Sapporo or Japan before? Let me know what was your favorite thing about your trip! Because I'm clearly planning my next one :P