Food Adventure Friday: The Great Oyster Capade of 2013

As a family of foodies, it’s safe to say that everything we do – in one way or another – has something to do with food!

Buying it, cooking it, eating it, talking about it, taking photos of it … it’s our life!

We believe that food should be an experience, and that is very much part of our ethos here at Kith + Nosh. So we thought we would share some of our favourite food adventures with you.

When people travel, they tend to do it in patterns. They may travel from one famous landmark to the next, maybe from one cultural monument to another, from city to city or even from friend to friend. The way our family tends to travel is from one food destination to the next. We map out our meals and our snack stops, and then around that, the rest of our day.

So naturally, our trip to Japan in 2013, was no different whatsoever.

One of the most memorable places we visited whilst over there was Miyajima, a small Island in the Hiroshima Bay. Its famous for its sprawling greenery, beautiful temples and its Grand Torii gates that sit just offshore of the island. It was truly one of the most magical places we have ever been to. There is just something about standing on a beach while it’s snowing, surrounded by herds of deer, looking up at these massive, orange Torii Gates that look like they’re just floating on water, that is truly strange and surreal.

As we had already been doing for about a week and a half, when our ferry docked in Miyajima, we immediately made for the closest, most interesting looking thing to eat.

For us, and for Miyajima, that was oysters. Every which way you could imagine.

Miyajima is full of cobbled alley ways, laden with oyster cafes where the oysters are taken straight from the water and opened over hot coals right in front of you. There were so many ways to eat them, and by golly did we try to make it through all of them! Our favourites ended up being the ones served more simply, the oysters loaded with Japanese butter and soy sauce.

For those of you, like us, with a foodie bucket list, make sure to put this somewhere near the top!



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