I always knew that I could improve on hospitality, but to be honest, I didn't think I was doing all that bad.... Until I went to Japan. Haha! It was not a surprise to me that hospitality is a huge part of Japanese culture, but experiencing it first hand was truly touching and life changing.
Step One: Cleanse
Lets be honest, the main sushi we had before our trip consisted of California rolls or some variation, but nothing too crazy. Still, I love the freshness of sushi. The mix of textures, colors, and the salty tingle of the soy sauce. I was so excited to eat sushi in Japan and my excitement was not misplaced. An impressive spread was ordered for us and we first enjoyed the warm towel that was delivered to us.
Step Two: Appetize
When my friends asked if there was anything we especially wanted to eat while we were in Japan, of course I stated 2 of the obvious: Ramen and Sushi! I don't care if that was predictable, it was true.
While they intended to welcome us to Japan with sushi, their favorite restaurant was closed by the time our flight landed, soooo they started us off with Ramen. It was extra comforting as I had been fairly sick (I really think it was bronchitis) for a good part of this trip.
Turns out Fukuoka is pretty famous for Ramen! And it turns out, Ramen actually originated in China, not Japan. Who knew?! You do now!
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