We went to Hakone, thinking that the sightseeing spots would be free on a weekday as the Golden Week holidays were approaching. This time, we went with Anne and her family, but we were meeting locally, so we had lunch in Hiratsuka on the way there.
Recently popular “Cafeteria at Hiratsuka Fishing Port”
I thought it would be empty on a Monday, but I wrote down my name and waited my turn.
There were many delicious-looking dishes on the menu, and we ordered a bowl of kaisen-don (rice topped with seafood). It was ￥1,480 and included miso soup and oshinko (pickles), which are not shown in the picture. And it takes almost an hour to get to Hakone from here.
As usual, we stayed in a pet room at Tokyu Harvest Club Hakone Koshien. The purpose of coming here this time was to eat delicious Chinese food at “Taigen,” and with four people, we could order many kinds of food, which is fun. While we were taking a rest in the room, Taigen’s microbus came to pick us up.
Unfortunately, it was raining that day, but the restaurant was almost full. We quickly placed our orders one after another.
After toasting with beer, dishes were brought out one after another. The first dish was cold greens with sesame tofu and tomatoes.
You can’t miss the unbai meat (un pai lu) when you come here. It’s as fun to look at as it is to taste!
Vinegared pork（stir-fried sour pork and vegetables）, black vinegar taste and aroma is very good.
Conversation is lively and the meal progresses. But this is just the beginning.
After the beer, the Shaoxing rice wine goes on and on…
Bean-curd soup seasoned with red bean paste. It is not too spicy and has a rich flavor that is hard to find in other restaurants.
The well-known spring rolls, which are deep-fried meat and vegetables in a wrap.
stir-fried liver and garlic chives. This is the sixth dish, but it is not over yet.
This is light noodles, just noodles with no garnish, just a small plate of aromatic greens. One portion was divided among four people.
steamed dumpling (Chinese-style)
Fried rice to finish. The rice was wonderfully crispy and wonderfully tasty fried rice.
From here on, it’s dessert, and this is a white bean dumpling. Lastly, I had apricot bean curd, but I forgot to take a picture of it. We had 11 dishes in total, but as you can see from the pictures, all of them were shared by 4 people, so we were full, but not so much that we ate too much.
The wives are all smiles of satisfaction.
The next morning, the rain finally stopped, and I took a walk with Konatsu in the foggy weather.
My wife prepared a light breakfast of bread and salad, so the four of us and our two dogs took our time to relax and enjoy the afterglow of last night. Below you can see Konatsu and Anne enjoying themselves.
I would like to travel here and there as much as possible while Konatsu is healthy.