Flying cranes and gorgeous flowers

Posted: July 11, 2012 in Family, Food, Nature, Photos
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Home-cooked Japanese food isn’t found everywhere outside of Japan but today for lunch, we stopped by Flying Cranes on Larchmere and indulged.  The food was wonderful and the atmosphere completely relaxing.  Since it was a lovely day, we decided to eat outside.  We ordered our meal indoors, paid and went round the back to the outdoor patio.  On a glorious day like today, it was the perfect place to relax.

The sun to made it just right to sit in the shade and enjoy the view while our food was being prepared.

We started with inari sushi with vegetables:  tofu skins filled with sushi rice and sesame seeds (as well as shiitake mushrooms sometimes.)  Ours had black sesame seeds in it; otherwise, it looked a lot like these.  I forgot to take a picture of ours because we ate it too quickly.  🙂

Megan had a decadent but delicious green tea maccha latté, hot instead of cold, but still topped with whipped cream.

Her entree was seared tuna sashimi teriyaki.

I chose yakisoba (Japanese fried noodles) with vegetables because I dearly love noodles or pasta of all sorts.

Replete, we had time to enjoy some of the beautiful flowers and wish that we had a get-away in our backyard like this one.  The bees were swarming around this first enormous bank of orange flowers.  Since the bee population has been rapidly declining, it did my heart good to be surrounded by them as I took the picture.

  1. billgncs says:

    looks like a feast for the senses

  2. …I’m hungry….

  3. I love all those flowers! So pretty!

  4. Thanks, I’m so hungry now lol