Donburi is probably the most internationally known Japanese comfort food!
It consists of a big bowl/donburi/丼 topped with all kinds of food from vegetables, to meat and fish!
On Saturday October 20th (10:00~20:00) and Sunday 21st (10:00~17:00) the Shizuoka Gourmet Ookoku Fest Waru Don Kappu/静岡グルメ王国フェストワール丼カップ/Shizuoka Gourmet Donburi Festival will take place in Aoba Doori/青葉道理 Event Square.
Many restaurants, Japanese and foreign alike, izakayas and various shops take part!
It is worth a good visit as it will give you a good idea of what to expect in Shizuoka at the reasonable price level!
I paid them a visit while things were still quiet.
At lunch and dinner time it is a real tussle!
Sri Lankan gastronomy!
Even a Japanese massage parlor!
Nepalese and Indian gastronomy!
Fujinomiya City Yakisoba!
Shizuoka sake tasting!
I had a hard time not to drink in daytime!
Japanese comfort food by Lemoned!
Karaage chicken, donburi and all kinds of drinks!
Shizuoka oden by Umi Boozu/海ほうず!
I had to choose one place!
Mangenton pork from Fujinomiya City!]
It was actually served by a favorite izaka of mine: Hana Oto/鼻音 in Shizuoka City!
I chose the donburi topped with Mangenton and Ameera Tomato fried with salt koji!
Chef Yuusuke Tozaki frying the pork!
You must try it!
But hurry up!
RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES
Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento,Adventures in Bento Making, American Bent, Beanbento, Bento No, Bento Wo Tsukurimashou, Cooking Cute, Eula, Hapabento , Happy Bento, Jacki’s Bento Blog, Kitchen Cow, Leggo My Obento, Le Petit Journal Bento & CO (French), Lunch In A Box,
Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, The Herbed Kitchen, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Cooking Cute, Timeless Gourmet, Bento Bug, Ideal Meal, Bentosaurus, Mr. Foodie (London/UK), Ohayo Bento,
Must-see tasting websites:
-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery