Dave & Barb Bindewald

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Can't Believe We Ate the Whole Thing

We went to a new restaurant tonight, and just had to try the parfait which had green tea ice cream, vanilla ice cream, red bean paste, whipped cream, coffee jelly, and some other things.

Dave's dinner - sushi, tempura, and cold buckwheat noodles (the cross hatch pattern is a reflection of the light fixture in the tempura dipping sauce!)

Dessert from one side view...

...and from the other side.

The final result

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday Morning After Worship

We attended Oyumino Alive worship service yesterday. Here are some pics during fellowship time after the service.

Don't forget your name tag!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sushi and the Grocery Store

Tonight (Saturday) we drove to a big shopping center area and went out for sushi at a place called "kaiten zushi" which means it is served on a small conveyor belt. But we were the only ones there, so he served us directly. When there are more customers he makes different kinds of sushi and puts it on the conveyor belt and you take off the plate you want as it goes by. You stack up your plates as you eat and then when it's time to pay, the lady counts your stack and charges by the plate. We told the chef we were from South Carolina and he asked if we had this kind of restaurant and of course we said no, but that we did have other sushi restaurants. I think this was the best raw tuna we've ever had, and this kind of place isn't upscale at all.

Eleven plates!

A couple videos of the revolving belt sushi counter:

Then on to the grocery store...

Pickles, fermented veggies for condiments

Just flowers, not for eating!

Lots of delicious vegetables

 Breaded fried ham and mincemeat cake

Ground chicken on the left and ground pork on the right

Lots and lots of fish of many varieties

Rice which is cooked for almost every meal

In the checkout line

You bag your own groceries

Sneaked picture of young girl and her mom

And now home from the parking garage. It's free if you spend over a certain amount.

A Walk Around the Neighborhood

These pics are from a walk around our neighborhood...

And there is a temple in the neighborhood, too...