Hiroshima – Japan
Hiroshima’s traditional dish is okonomiyaki – a savory layered noodle pancake cooked on an iron hotplate. The locals are proud of their contribution to the Japanese cuisine. We had a simple one without the different add-ons like oysters, prawns.
We had excellent grilled eels at the one of the restaurants at the sacred Island of Miyajima. This an a 30 sq.km island designated by the Japanese government as a special historic site. It is touristy but worth a visit.
Oysters were on offer in almost every shop. They farm the oysters on the Hiroshima bay.
We stayed at the Hotel Granvia which is 5 mins walk from the Japan Rail station.
There were lots of places to eat. We had breakfast at one of the bakeries which also served coffee and Japanese breakfast.
We had a simple, nutritious breakfast of grilled mackeral and rice and the usual side dishes–pickles and miso soup.
Snacks: Triangle rice ball with different fillings.
I want to note this down as I find the packaging of the snack very interesting and may be of help if you decide to pack sushi lunches for your children. Keep the nori separate from the rice ..that way you get a crispy nori.