Travelling to Japan, I thought I would have trouble finding food I could eat – I’m a pescatarian trying to transition into full vegetarianism – however I need not have worried! Japan was mostly easy to understand what I was ordering, and I was always satisfied with the vegetarian options. Of course, I couldn’t completely avoid eating seafood, particularly if I wanted to try more local specialities. Overall however, Japan is pretty accommodating for vegos, so read on to see what I ate!
Takoyaki – battered and fried octopus and then covered in takoyaki sauce, mayo and shavings of dried bonito. Try this in Osaka!
Extra tall green tea soft serve – won’t meltas fast as a regular ice cream but you still need to eat this quickly!
Veggie tempura and udon noodles – such a cheap dinner, enter a noodle house and enter your order into the front door machine
Peach flavoured drinks were my absolute favourite – why has this not caught on in more places?
Mouth-watering crepe options in Harajuku
The decision – strawberries, custard, whipped cream & choc
Fairy floss from Harajuku that was bigger than my head!
Evening snack – red bean curd filled pastry. Doesnt taste like fish, don’t worry!
Green tea ice cream is life in the Japanese summer
Delicious udon and tempura from a train station restaurant, where you can get good quality meals
Would you have guessed this is sesame flavoured ice cream? Me neither!
Okonomiyaki – a savoury pancake filled with prawns (in this case) as well as flour, cabbage and other flavours. Umeshu (a Japanese plum wine) with soda water served in the background