Posts by Gloria
Flying into Sapporo, capital of the mountainous northern Japanese island of Hokkaido is famous for it’s beer, skiing and annual Sapporo Snow Festival with enormous ice sculptures. We missed the ice sculptures though.
Hawaiian Air has a non stop flight from Honolulu to Sapporo 8 hours…. we are actually on our way to Niseko, world renowned ski resort, so two nights and a day here before a 3 hour ride to the mountains.
Lunch-Soba Noodles…. soba noodles are made from buckwheat. Served with assorted tempura veggies.
If your having trouble not know what you want to eat, perhaps this will help?
Lots to see in Sapporo
Ski jump from the 1972 Winter Olympics.
Chi-Ka-Ho, the underground walkway connecting Odori and Sapporo Station. It is right under the Main Street in Sapporo. Besides getting you to the train station, the is how you get to all the shopping, endless shopping. No worries about the weather… When we left they were setting music and conference areas, very cool.
Where to Eat in Whistler
Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar, in the Whistler Village Square
Executive Chef James Walt was an early pioneer of farm to table dining. Menus are seasonally focused celebrating the locally sourced ingredients. Above is the follow up to his James Beard award winning cookbook.
Loved this beet salad
Very interesting flavor, butter in the middle of the olive oil. Bread was great.
Angus Reserve Tenderloin with BC potato croquette, butter glazed Pemberton carrots, ruby port sauce and grilled chimichurri.
Wild BC Sablefish, glazed with sake and soy, served with scallions, shiitake mushrooms, radish and bok choy in smoked lemongrass dashi broth.
We have arrived at Whistler, what a beautiful ride getting here. The Whistler Olympic Park was the location of the Nordic events facilities for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Last night here and last night of Chinese New Year. After dinner you are on the same floor as the casino… perfect.
1886 Chinese Fine Dining, 39 Smithe St, Vancouver BC
Angus Beef Tenderloin, orange peel glaze, crispy matchstick taro. I couldn’t stop eating this. Very interesting was the shoestring taro.
Refreshing mango, strawberries and coconut sorbet.
Next stop, Vancouver Art Gallery. This was a fascinating show. 750 Hornsby St, Vancouver BC
Room with a view – Pan Pacific Hotel
Water Everywhere, there are also these little water taxi’s that can take you pretty much everywhere.
Lunch on the water, and Oysters at every restaurant