Kyushu (Hakata) – Day 2(b)

Tenji Hakata
Arriving at the popular shopping area for Fukuoka, Tenjin district.

Dormy Inn Hakata
Just a short 10 minutes walk from Hakata station is the Hotel Dormy Inn Premium.

Dormy Inn Hakata
Business hotel set up with all the usual amenities.

Dormy Inn Hakata
Clean and decent room though it was a little small ( but typical Japanese business hotel size)

Dormy Inn Hakata
For some odd reason, the hotel which was full of guests had a really small dining area so you can check if the onsen bath area and the dining area for breakfast is crowded or not.

Hakata
Surprisngly that Kyushu was much cooler compared to the really hot Tokyo. (summer this year was really odd)

Hakata Dinner
Exploring the finer foods on Western Japan.

Hakata Dinner
Excited with this food adventure for today.

Hakata Dinner
Sashimi was just like a piece of art.

Hakata Dinner
Tuna was so fresh that it looks almost translucent.

Hakata Dinner
Delicious grilled egg plant, one side was marinated with Miso and one side was walnut with miso.

Hakata Dinner
Vegetable tempura.

Hakata Dinner
Hotate (scallop) tempura……so good!

Hakata Dinner
Chawa Mushi was like 700JPY for one cup, I didn’t understand why did it have to be so expensive and ordered one to check it out.

Hakata Dinner
No wonder, the egg mixture was steamed to the perfect timing. The ingredients inside even had fish inside!

Address:食・心 旬ぎく福岡県福岡市博多区須崎町4-19 ブライトンハイツ 1階

Hakata
On our way back to our hotel, passed by Ichiran main shop in Hakata…….

Hakata
Night view of Hakata.

Yatai Hakata
Hakata is famous for their Yatai food (屋台) which is like our night market food.

Yatai Hakata
These food stalls are randomly found on some streets of Hakata. You would be spoiled for choices.

Yatai Hakata
The trick to eating in Yatai is to eat slowly as the customer turn away is supposed to be fast. You would be asked/hinted to leave once you are done with your food soooooooooo just make sure you have some food so they can’t chase it away.

Hakata
Famous Hakata Pork soup ramen. Not to miss would be fish roe and chicken motsu hot pot (innards)

Modern vs Traditional in Hakata
contrast of the neons lights from flashy commercials vs the reality of life to fill up your empty stomach.

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