The Feast Before The Bath
A photograph of the 12 course set dinner all prepared before the 'Lou Sang' (overly expensive and extravagant useless Chinese New Year's junk food), but I digress. On the left, you have the seafood fried rice, fresh seafood suki-yaki, grilled oyster topped with cheese, tempura prawns and fresh vegetables with a mixture of wasabi salt and table salt and assorted pickles. Towards the center, there's the fresh salmon with vinegar and chilli on cabbage, shredded crab sticks with kombu, an assortment of fresh vegetables and seafood for self pan frying and chilled king crab. On the right we have the fresh shashimi of salmon and squid, cawanmushi and for dessert, some assorted fruit in smooth cream.
Thank you, Yunokawa Hot Spring Resort in Hakodate, one of the oldest onsen areas in Hokkaido, Japan!
- Jon K. Stoutlager