I have a student who is from Lebanon and lives in Tokyo. I asked him what the signature dish was and he recommended “Tabouleh salad” and “Falafel”, so we ordered them needless to say. Well,,, I can’t say how delicious they were!!! Of course, we ate the others and a lot. Lebanese wines tasted great as well.
思い出すだけでまた食べたくなります。リピート決定！ This photos make me want to eat them again… I’ll definitely be back!
One day of the end of July, I had cycling with my friends. We were planning to go to the beach at first, but the destination was changed to Ikea in Haarlem since I might have not be able to make it. The beach was kind of far and also it was the first time for me to ride a bicycle in Amsterdam.
When I arrived at Amsterdam Centrum station to meet my friends, they had already rented a bike for me. Well, this rental bike had a pedal break instead of a handle break. This type is usual in the Netherlands, so you might need some time to practice to get used to it. I used to ride a fixied bike in Tokyo, therefore there was no problem. Dutch people are going too fast by bike and you have to be careful.
It was a beautiful day and perfect for the cycling. I started to feel little bit pain on my foot and buttocks, but I followed my friends not to be behind. They went slowly for me and it was about a four-hours round trip. I was tired but I definitely want to go again! It made me feel like “I have to get my own bike asap!”
By the way, what I bought at IKEA was this cod roe paste called “Kalles Kaviar”. I read some blogs which were written about this by Japanese people who lived outside Japan. They were saying, “You can cook ‘Tarako (Cod roe) spaghetti’ with this.” Tarako spaghetti is a Japanese style spaghetti and one of popular one.I cooked it after coming home and then,,,,
By the way, there are not “Tapas restaurant” much in Japan, because “Spanish restaurant” usually has the both of tapas and paella in their menu and you can order them at the same restaurant. Therefore I did not know that you couldn’t eat them at the same restaurant basically.
夕焼けもきれいでしたー！ The sunset was beautiful!
よく食べて、よく飲んで、よくおしゃべりした夜でした。 It was a lovely evening, which we ate, drunk and chatted a lot.
We had several hot summer days in August and it was hard to spend in a room without an air conditioner but luckily I had a fan on my ceiling and it helped me a lot. It felt good when you saw a beautiful sky even though it was hot. I rather hot summer than cold winter.
I had fun a lot and did some “summer things” in July and August, so I will write about it little by little, it is actually for myself to remember as a memory. Also I would like to share some good restaurants which I went.
First, I moved to Amsterdam North from West in the middile of July and it was a big event for me.
You can take a ferry to go to the central from North for free and it’s very convenient.
I liked Amsterdam west but I also like Noord because I can feel good vibes here.