January 29, 2016

Site Seeing, Sake Shots & Sushi Burgers in Japan

Site Seeing, Sake Shots & Sushi Burgers in Japan - Anna Johnston - www.shenannagans.com

Consuming 1000 shots of Sake the night before a walking tour was never going to end well, and let me tell you, the pain I felt as I hauled my butt out of bed #dryretch was excruciating, but #cheekyvom absolutely worth it!

Site Seeing, Sake Shots & Sushi Burgers in Japan - Anna Johnston - www.shenannagans.com

To me, travelling inevitably means one thing: good eats and experiences I wouldn’t easily find at home. There was that one time I overdosed on the most evil of chilies and paid for it in several ways across several days, or when I skirted security for a cheeky peak into Craig David’s greenroom for a bite of his favorite feed, or in this case, thinking simply being Australian would assist me in winning the title of ‘Sake Sensei’ in a drinking competition at a Japanese University festival.

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Of course the food itself is reason enough to see Japan, but I was told the city of Kamakura is in essence, quintessential Japan. It has everything: the ocean, caves, culture, history, shopping, winding old streets, mountains, temples and shrines.

Site Seeing, Sake Shots & Sushi Burgers in Japan - Anna Johnston - www.shenannagans.com

Site Seeing, Sake Shots & Sushi Burgers in Japan - Anna Johnston - www.shenannagans.comSoft serve is big in Japan, ice creameries (the matcha green tea was totally delicious and creamy, healthful too) are on every street corner. A whole bunch of nature and the Kotokuin temple, famous for its 11th century great buddha statue. 

Nursing a hangover that felt like five Sumo wrestling in my head and tummy grumbling, I declared ‘playing tourist’ done for the day. We venture down a side alley into a sushi bar of sorts and ask the server, Omakase: “Please decide for me.” My advise, take that risk, because the chefs know which ingredients are the tastiest, and it gives them an opportunity to show-off their skills and experiment with presentation, enter…. sushi burgers.

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So what are sushi burgers I hear you ask? Well friends, it’s like a regular burger (not really), except that the burger ‘buns’ are made of sushi rice, it is loaded with sushi type ingredients, salmon, avocado, tofu, fish roe etc. and sometimes decoratively wrapped in a strip of Nori.

I now fondly refer to this day in Japan as ‘Much Regret!’ but those sushi burgers stuck with me and have been recreated in one form or another since.

Site Seeing, Sake Shots & Sushi Burgers in Japan - Anna Johnston - www.shenannagans.com

I’d love to know, do you opt for Omakase and allow the chef’s to create the menu for you? And what silliness have you got up to when travelling?

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Makes / Serves: 4 burgers

  • 200grams sushi grade salmon fillet sliced thinly
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi paste (or more if you enjoy the bite)
  • 1 ½ cups of Sushi rice, washed until the water runs clear
  • 1 ½ cups of cold water
  • Lettuce
  • Avocado

Step 1: Let the washed rice dry in a colander or sieve for about 10 minutes. Place the rice and the water in a rice cooker and let it cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Keep the rice warm.

Step 2: Gently stir together wasabi and mayonnaise to make wasabi mayonnaise.

Step 3: Thinly slice sushi grade salmon fillet.

Step 4: When rice is cooked, using wet hands shape each portion into a burger bun. Keep them on a plate covered with a wet cloth.

Step 5: In a small non stick frying pan, brush some oil and sear just one side of each rice bun for about 30 sec to1 minute. Set aside and keep covered with a wet cloth.

Step 6: On the bottom sushi burger bun, place some wasabi mayonnaise, 1/4 (or less if you prefer) of the salmon. Top with avocado and lettuce and place second sushi burger bun on top.

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shenANNAgans is Anna Johnston, a 30 - something Aussie gal with an unwavering passion for the Hospitality industry. I love the quirky and unusual, designing events, travelling far and wide and eating food from all around the world. I am coffee blooded, a craft beer enthusiast, wine drinking yogi who enjoys writing about her adventures.

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Sreekar - September 17, 2017 Reply

Did you say 1000 shots of Sake! I’m in:)
Anyway heading there in a few days, hope I have as many memories as you seem to do of this wonderful country!

    Anna - September 18, 2017 Reply

    Haha… not really 1000 shots of Sake, but it sure felt like that the next day. LOL!
    Hope you enjoy Japan, will be interested to read about your thoughts on the country. 🙂

GiGi Eats - March 11, 2016 Reply


    Anna - March 14, 2016 Reply

    Hahahaha! That is the BEST comment I have seen in for ages. Love the enthusiasm and I hope that your fiancee is a fan of the sushi burgers too. <3

Shame Mario - February 22, 2016 Reply

Those burgers look like heaven overflowing with deliciousness. I’d eat it annd I do’t even like sushi.

    Anna - February 22, 2016 Reply

    They sure went down a treat in my household! Hope you make them some time soon, and if you dont like sushi ingredients, have the more traditional beef patty and salad combo.

Katie - February 14, 2016 Reply

I definitely choose ‘omasake’ I love asking chefs and bartenders to just make something for me! Those sushi burgers look interesting, just like a big ol bite of a regular sushi roll!

    Anna - February 16, 2016 Reply

    You rock! Love hearing that others are brave enough to ask the chefs/bartenders to prepare something for them, I haven’t been let down yet. 🙂

Denise Browning@From Brazil To You - February 11, 2016 Reply

An interesting place and culture for sure. Even more interesting are those sushi burgers. Although I am not a fun of sushi, I have to say the concept of those burgers is genius.

    Anna - February 11, 2016 Reply

    It was a total culture shock Denise, in one way it was good I was totally hungover, it dulled my awkwardness being in a strange environment. Lol!
    The great thing about the sushi burgers, you can put traditional fillings in place of the raw fish or asian fillings. Hope you enjoy.

Mhar Sefcik - February 9, 2016 Reply

Oh looked like you had a very good time. I would love to go to Japan in the near future. 🙂 It’s in my bucket list.

    Anna - February 9, 2016 Reply

    I had an amazing time Mhar! Even with an epic hangover. Lol!
    I do hope you get to Japan, it’s an awesome country and the food is amazing.

Melissa - February 9, 2016 Reply

How fun! These look like something I would love to try!

    Anna - February 9, 2016 Reply

    They are super delicious, let me know what you think when you make them. 🙂

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Prateek - February 8, 2016 Reply

Loved the vivid description, the sushi burger of course is the star but the matcha green tea soft serve looks delicious as well! Nice pics, thoroughly enjoyable read.

    Anna - February 9, 2016 Reply

    Thank you Prateek, I love that you enjoyed my adventures. The sushi burgers are so good and I havent been able to find matcha icecream that good since Japan. Guess I will have to revisit huh? Appreciate the kind comment. 🙂

Taylor - February 7, 2016 Reply

I’ve never left the United States so I don’t know what that is like. Looks like you had a lot of fun!

    Anna - February 7, 2016 Reply

    I am desperate to see more of the states, so I will be calling you when I get back. 🙂

Pop Shop America - February 7, 2016 Reply

These photos are awesome! Those sushi burgers look so amazing. I’ve never seen anything like that. <3

Priya - February 7, 2016 Reply

Lovely recipe! I’m drooling all over the burger!

Victoria - February 6, 2016 Reply

I’d love to visit Japan! These look great 🙂

    Anna - February 6, 2016 Reply

    I hope you get there soon, it was an amazing adventure, and I really only saw a few things while I was there.

Liz - February 6, 2016 Reply

Those sushi burgers look fabulous!!! What a fun spot to visit—minus the hangover episode, of course 🙂

    Anna - February 6, 2016 Reply

    Thanks Liz! They tasted pretty darn amazing too. Haha… the hangover kinda added to the experience that was Japan. 🙂

Renee - February 6, 2016 Reply

We have always talked about visiting Japan! It may be a few years, but it is absolutely on our bucket list!

    Anna - February 6, 2016 Reply

    That is so exciting you guys have it on your list to visit, I thought it was incredible, the food, the culture…. all of it. Even the hangover made the experience.

Naj - February 6, 2016 Reply

These pics look amazing. How did you tackle that burger? My husband would so much enjoy this because he loves sushi!

    Anna - February 6, 2016 Reply

    Hey Naj! Thanks heaps, I am pleased you enjoyed the pictures. The burgers are a little tricky to eat, I would suggest chopsticks or a fork, if you made the burgers bite sized, they would be fine to pick up and chomp. 🙂 Hope your hubby enjoys the burgers, I know my household sure did. 🙂

Carol Bryant - February 6, 2016 Reply

I am living vicariously through this post because I have never been to Japan. Great images, too.

    Anna - February 6, 2016 Reply

    AWESOME! Good you got to enjoy my adventures without the pounding headache from excessive sake intake. Lol! 🙂

Michelle - February 6, 2016 Reply

You had me at matcha ice cream. My husband and I are matcha fanatics and put it in all of our foods these days. Matcha muffins (the best). We would love matcha ice cream. Japan sounds amazing.

    Anna - February 6, 2016 Reply

    That is amazing, I enjoy matcha, but find the taste sometimes over powers and really only enjoy it in sweetened stuff. I will have to try matcha muffins, Ive been meaning to give matcha pancakes a whirl too. 🙂 Japan is amazing, the food is incredible and the sites are awesome.

Makasha Dorsey - February 6, 2016 Reply

I have a passport that has no stamps in my safe. Japan is one of the places I’d like to go. I love the culture AND the food. I can’t wait to make these for my 12 year old who LOVES sushi.

    Anna - February 6, 2016 Reply

    I hope you cracking on putting some stamps in your passport soon Makasha, travel is so much fun! 🙂
    At least we can now more easily enjoy other cultures without leaving home huh? Let me know how your daughter enjoys the sushi burgers too.

Hannah - February 5, 2016 Reply


Omakase is my go to option whenever ordering!
So bad at making choices! I want to try all the things!

    Anna - February 5, 2016 Reply

    Sushi is the best, but when in burger form, dang… AMAZING! 🙂
    Omakase is the hospitality way, also convenient for those who struggle with making decisions. #meeeeee

Gourmet Getaways - February 5, 2016 Reply

I love Japan!
We have visited there a few times and it is always high on my list of places to return too! There is just too much delicious food!
I love the sushi burger 🙂
Thanks for sharing
Gourmet Getaways

    Anna - February 5, 2016 Reply

    I think I need to go back, and this time skip the sake. 🙂
    The food was amazing, I think one of my most favourite tastes.
    Thanks for stopping by Julie, happy travels. xo

Rebecca Bryant - February 5, 2016 Reply

Wow what beautiful sights. I am working on taking son to Japan in the summer of 2017. Any suggestions on tours or things to see.

    Anna - February 5, 2016 Reply

    Soooooooooo FUN! That is brilliant Rebecca, I was staying at the university with friends, so I skipped tours. But I did find the people really helpful and willing to help if they could. So my advise would be to ask questions, eat where the locals do and be brave.

      Rebecca Bryant - February 6, 2016 Reply

      thanks for the advise. I am hoping to find a tour company that specializes in Japan travel to get full experience.

        Anna - February 6, 2016 Reply

        Brilliant, I will be interested to hear how you guys go, please keep in contact and…. Happy Travels! 🙂

Susan Mary Malone - February 5, 2016 Reply

You just met another non-sushi fan! LOL. But I do love sake 🙂 And love these pics!

    Anna - February 6, 2016 Reply

    Perhaps a sushi burger with more traditional filling i.e. beef teriyaki orrrr chicken schnitzel might be more to your liking? 🙂 Or, I will eat sushi and you drink the sake. 🙂

Tandy I Lavender and Lime - February 4, 2016 Reply

That ice cream has the most amazing colour. Japan has never been on my list of places to visit. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us

    Anna - February 5, 2016 Reply

    Yes, it was the perfect food to sooth my sore soul. Lol!
    Glad you enjoyed the post, thanks as always for stopping by. 🙂

John/Kitchen Riffs - February 4, 2016 Reply

Yup, we travel for our stomachs. Good eats and good experiences are why we do it. Oh, and pretty scenery too — just as long as that doesn’t take too much time (so we can eat!). Fun post — thanks.

    Sylvia Jules Kal - February 5, 2016 Reply

    Great minds think alike John 🙂

    We too travel for the fun, our stomachs aka eats and the all round great experiences, seeing new shores trying out new cultures making new friends its all so exciting. I literally just wanna go somewhere new just thinking about it.

    Japan is on my bucket list and we have some real awesome deals via our travel club. I will definitely let the chef Amakase for me 🙂 why not! They know whats good as long as its not snails or frogs legs lolol! As for hangovers…thats what a good vacay should definitely have at least once 🙂

    Thanks for giving me a lil wee view of Japan and a new recipe to taste 🙂

      Anna - February 6, 2016 Reply

      Ooooooooooh travel clubs are the best Sylvia. 🙂 And please do share some of the delicious eats you get when you request the chefs decide for you. I have had the chefs prepare a snail risotto that was surprisingly delicious, so even the most gross sounding ingredients, when prepared correctly can be amazing. Happy travels and thanks for stopping by. 🙂

    Anna - February 6, 2016 Reply

    Pretty sceneries that include good eats and experiences are the ultimate, definitely not a difficult thing to find in Japan. As always, thanks for stopping by, you rock. 🙂

Bam's Kitchen - February 3, 2016 Reply

I love Kamakura, we used to live not too far from here and it was a great day trip to visit the temples, eat Jpanese pickles of of course enjoy some of the amazing food. Love your sushi burger and it is gluten free too. Love that! I know sake can sometimes just creep up on you… all at once. Smooth going down but oh my you can pay for it the next day.

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    It sure is a beautiful part of the world. And wow Bobbi, that is amazing, you sure have experienced some really cool ‘stuff’. I could totally live in that part of the world, the temples and all were wonderful, but the food…. dang! 🙂 The sushi burger is gluten free, actually sushi has been a wonderful filler since changing my diet. And yes, dont imagine I will go back for sake anytime soon, the thought of it makes me feel a smidgen ill. Lol!

kris johnston - February 3, 2016 Reply

Japan. It has always fascinated me with it’s history. I love how delicate the food is and the people are wonderful. I remember when you took this trip… hang over is what i remember most. haha.
Great read, and thank you for the recipe for the sushi burgers. Megs may even give them a go. 😉

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Yeah, I have always had a soft spot for it too, think it goes back to when we had the Japanese exchange students stay with us in primary school.

    Haha…. good times. I did do other things when in Japan, but this was the most memorable, funny that! 🙂

    Yay! Glad Megs might be keen to give em a go, let me know what you think. You could always do a beef sushi burger for her if fish freaks her out.

Erin - February 2, 2016 Reply

Japan has always been on my must-see list. It seems like such a fascinating country. That sushi burger is quite the interesting concoction. I like sushi, so I should try it sometime. And I totally agree with letting the chef pick the meal sometimes. We’ve done that a few times and have never been disappointed.

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Oh yes, Japan is one heck of a country, and I think some of the best food in the world. The sushi burger is fun, not really practical tho. Good for the wow factor, but finding a way to eat it without it going everywhere is a little challenging. 🙂 I love hearing of folk who allow the chefs to decide, and awesome you’ve never been disappointed too.

Daphne Goh - February 2, 2016 Reply

Sounds like you had an amazing trip to Japan. Love the sushi burger! I am looking forward to a trip to Japan soon. 🙂

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    It was amazing once the hangover left me, I loved the culture shock, and the food…. SO GOOD! 🙂
    I hope you enjoy your trip to Japan, don’t forget to for Omakase.

Jean | Holy Smithereens - February 2, 2016 Reply

Ooh, I’m not too sure if I’m brave enough to say “Please decide for me” to a chef! Ok, maybe…after I give the chef a list of things I don’t eat haha! (and if the chef is still up for it after seeing the list LOL). Sushi burgers! I haven’t tried them before. I imagine it would be a little bit sticky/messy to eat? I love the onigiris – like triangular rice wraps (with tuna or veggies inside) and wrapped with seaweed.

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    I feel the chefs would gladly take on the challenge of preparing a special meal for you, weird requirements and all. I say, go for it lady, let loose and be ready to be wowed. 🙂

    Sushi burgers are a little difficult to eat, you need chopsticks or a fork. Massive fan of the triangular wraps, didnt know they were called onigiris too.

Mar - February 2, 2016 Reply

Great idea the sushi burger. Love omakase but not sure about not asking what’s on it before ordering – I have found myself in an all fish meal with lots of too fishy things, even or someone who enjoys fish. best to ask beforehand – and lay off the sake 😉 it’s deceiving!

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Hmmm…. that is an excellent point you make, guess I was lucky, the look on my face probably suggested a cheeky vom might occur in the restaurant if they pushed it. 🙂 Haha, I havent touched sake since. Lol! Lesson burned into my brain.

Stevie on the Move - February 1, 2016 Reply

Oh, I love the Buddhist temples in Japan. Have to go there one day! 🙂

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    It was incredible, one of the most welcoming places on the planet (that I have visited). I loved their fun customs and the food of course was amazing. 🙂 Hope you get to Japan stat. 🙂

Claudia - February 1, 2016 Reply

I adore sushi burgers! We get to enjoy them at night markets in the Vancouver area. And of course, sake is always delicious, though perhaps more moderation may be best in future? 😉

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Awesome! 🙂 I havent seen them since Japan, lucky you having them available close to home. Yep, goes down a treat that sake, but not sure we have much of a future. Haha!

Eileen - February 1, 2016 Reply

One of my favourite meals in Taiwan was a “no menu Japanese” meal! There was no sushi burger but amazing nonetheless. I’ll have to try this recipe!

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    No menu Japanese sounds amazing. When I get to Taiwan, I will totally be checking that out. And please let me know what you think of the sushi burgers. 🙂

Helen at Casa Costello - February 1, 2016 Reply

I love the idea of sushi instead of burger buns but the winner for me is the colour of that ice-cream – just wonderful!

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Yes, I also love the rice as a substitute for a traditional burger bun, and totes agree with your love of the ice-cream, super pretty and super tasty too.

Rosemary - February 1, 2016 Reply

Did you really have 1,000 sake shots!! Incredible. Sushi burgers…now that’s new! Would love to try them. Love the tip of just asking the chefs to make you a meal of their choice…can’t wait to get to Japan and experience it for myself. Thanks for sharing your story…much fun!

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    I may have slightly exaggerated the amount of sake consumed, but my head sure felt like it the following day. Lol! I do hope you take on the ‘Chef’s Choice’ in all the places you visit, its an awesome way to really experience a food, and often better than you might have selected from a menu.

Nadia - February 1, 2016 Reply

I love Japan (and lived there for a year). We are hoping to take the kids there soon. Sushi burgers sound like a fun way to introduce the kids to Japanese flavours. Doesn’t look too difficult either!

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Wow Nadia, that is really cool. I had no idea you lived there for so long. Sushi burgers would be an excellent way to get the kids on board, and the ice-cream, well who doesnt love ice-cream. 🙂

Elena - February 1, 2016 Reply

Yum! I need to try that recipe for sure. And that green tea soft serve looks delish!

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Let me know what you think Elena, and if you can get your hands on a matcha soft serve… Do! So amazing. 🙂

Holly - February 1, 2016 Reply

I am not a fan of sushi, but it looks like you had a great time. Japan looks beautiful.

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Woah… I don’t think I have ever met someone who doesn’t like sushi. Haha!
    Japan was amazing, it is very beautiful, and the food is amazing too.

Hitch-Hikers Handbook - February 1, 2016 Reply

I have never heard of sushi burgers, but they sound delicious! I love sushi! 🙂 And I really miss Japanese green tea ice-cream!

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Sushi burgers are the business, actually… all sushi is my fave, but these guys look fun. 🙂 I have tried making matcha ice-cream, but it just doesnt taste the same as what I had in Japan.

Alice Teacake - January 31, 2016 Reply

1000 sake shots?! Damn girl hahahaha. Love it that you discovered this sushi burger though. It looks awesome. I’m gonna have to learn the phrase for ‘give me your best’ in every language now!

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    I might have slightly exaggerated my sake intake, but the hangover sure felt like I had that many. Haha! Excellent plan re learning that phrase, I try to learn the phrase ‘Chef’s Choice’. 🙂

Serina aka Ms Frugal Ears - January 31, 2016 Reply

They look great! Have you tried Mos Burgers? Obviously not as upmarket as these, but several items on their fast food menu are made with rice.

And good call getting the chef to decide.

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Thanks Serina, I was most pleased with the outcome. 🙂
    I havent tried Mos Burgers, where are they? I love the idea of rice substituting wheat products.

    I think it is fun allowing the chefs to decide, often it is amazing too.

Lesley - January 31, 2016 Reply

There are so many amazing things that I want to experience in Japan but I didn’t know about the ice creameries there. I can’t wait to give it a try.

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Oh goodie, be sure to try the sweet potato ice cream too, its delicious. 🙂

Tim UrbanDuniya - January 31, 2016 Reply

I totally need these sushi burgers in my life. They looks awesome!!

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    They are so delicious Tim! But I love sushi in any form. 🙂

Michelle - January 31, 2016 Reply

Totally gonna have to try this recipe. I’m not the biggest sushi fan, but anything that comes in hamburger form makes me happy.

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Well rather than opting for the Japanese fillings, you could go traditional burger fillings with the rice bun. Yarm! 🙂

hassan - January 31, 2016 Reply

Hi. …great…great.

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Thanks heaps Hassan! Very tasty too. 🙂

Sarah - January 31, 2016 Reply

Aww they’re like cute little sushi burgers! What an amazing trip and I feel your pain with the sake over-indulgence. Sounds like everyday when we were in France (except.. you know… wine) Hope you had an amazing time!!!!

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    You are my hero, I did one day and that was it for me and sake. Lol! I had an amazing time, cannot wait to get back to Japan and see more, more, more. 🙂

Lauren - January 30, 2016 Reply

That macha ice cream looks delicious! I tried sushi for the first time when I went to Japan last year, wish I could have sampled the ice cream too!

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Macha ice cream is the business, when you go back, be sure to try the sweet potato ice cream too. Its delicious. 🙂 Love that you tried sushi for the first time in Japan, that’s cool.

Hotly Spiced - January 30, 2016 Reply

I will never suffer from a sake headache because sake is just something I’ve tried to like but now know that like green tea, it’s just not for me. Champagne on the other hand, is an entirely different thing! I’ve heard soft serve is everywhere in Japan xx

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Good thing Charlie, because no head should ever experience what mine did that day in Japan. Ouch! Yeah, the soft serve was huge, they had a sweet potato one that I didnt take a photo of, also yummy!

Rosemarie of Travel and Beyond - January 30, 2016 Reply

Love love sushi , love Japan even more. I would like to try this at home but since Joseph doesn’t eat seafood, I am too lazy to do it for myself.

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Sushi is my favourite too, Rose. If you do make it at home, you could do a teriyaki beef or even chicken schnitzel in place of the salmon. Joseph might like it then. 🙂

Paula McInerney - January 30, 2016 Reply

We learnt the hard way with sake too, on our 1st visit. Now 8 visits later we know to wait for the sucker punch the day after. Crazy with the soft cones but you are totally correct, they are very popular

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Teehee… I wouldnt change my sake experience, but not sure I will ever drink it again either. The soft cones were magical, very soothing to my thumping headache. 🙂

Elissa - January 30, 2016 Reply

I love Japan, totally agree it’s worth going just for the food. We haven’t been to Kamakura, will have to put that on the list for next time. Love that you are sharing how to make something you enjoyed while travelling.

    Anna - February 3, 2016 Reply

    I was only in Japan for a short time, so I think my friends figured it was the best way to experience as much of the culture and food and fun the country has to offer without the extended travel required to visit other places. I do hope you get to Kamakura soon, it is a beautiful little town.

Krista - January 30, 2016 Reply

What a brilliant idea!! I love this. 🙂 I’d definitely be brave enough to have the chef/waiter choose for me. 🙂

    Anna - January 30, 2016 Reply

    I totally thought so, especially when in that state where even saying ones name was a struggle. 🙂
    Generally speaking I ask the chefs to prepare my menus, its always cool to see what they love repairing.

Mabel Kwong - January 29, 2016 Reply

Good on your for dragging yourself out of bed and seeing Japan. I have never been hung over in my life, but it sounds terrible. So proud of you to have won a drinking comp in Japan 😀

Those sushi burgers look thoroughly delicious, and I am sure they did not last long. I’ve had a few of them over the last few years, and love it when there is soft shell crab in between the rice buns. Don’t know about others, but I like eating sushi burgers with chopsticks by picking it apart and eating each ingredient one by one. Call me weird, but I really am very picking about my food and how I eat my food!

Hope you are doing good, big sis. Miss you…(haha, even though we’ve never met!) and lots of hugs and smoochy kisses your way <3

    Anna - February 2, 2016 Reply

    Hahaha…. I felt I had to, I mean how often was I going to wake up in Japan. 🙂 You really are amazing little sis, I cant believe you have never experienced a hangover. Your lucky body!

    The burgers are so yum, soft shell crab would be oh so delicious. You are right, you need chopsticks or a fork to eat the burgers, as they do not hold together all that great if you pick them up. Not at all weird little one, I am the same.

    I am doing great, I miss you too! Funny the way that works. Lol! Thinking of you, sending you big squishy hugs and truck loads of love.

Jess - January 29, 2016 Reply

I would love to go to Japan one day, I love the culture and the FOOD.
For now I’ll have to be be happy and content in trying to make sushi burgers. 🙂

    Anna - February 2, 2016 Reply

    Oh yes, Japan is one cool country, and totally, the food is incredible. Let me know how you go with the sushi burgers. 🙂

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella - January 29, 2016 Reply

Well you sound like lots of fun to travel with!! 😀 I’m usually very happy for the chef to choose and create something!

    Anna - February 2, 2016 Reply

    Hahaha… Why thank you loveliest lady, I like to think so. Ha! 🙂
    Yup, I reckon allowing the chef to get their cook on is a fun way to dine too.

Liz Posmyk (Good Things) - January 29, 2016 Reply

1,000 shots? Ouchies. Love this post. Glorious.

    Anna - January 29, 2016 Reply

    Haha…. I might have slightly exaggerated the amount of Sake consumed, but boy it sure was a lot. LOL! 🙂
    Glad you enjoyed the post too. It was a very pretty little part of the world.

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