On the last day of February, after days and days of rain, the sun finally came out. Satoshi had a slight cold from working too many late nights and not getting enough sleep, but he followed me to Suigetsu Park to check out the ume/momo (apricot/peach) blossoms.
There were a lot of people out taking advantage of the good weather, it was nice to see so many out and about.
For lunch, we stopped at a shop called Ferdinand. When we first moved to Minoo, I found this shop by accident and at the time they only sold loaves of bread, not much else.
Since then, I've noticed that they now serve breakfast and lunch and that they have a better selection of different breads both sweet and savory. (Their sign says "humans cannot live by bread alone" in German.)
We ordered our lunch and the first thing that came were two shots of yuzu (citron) vinegar. Drinking vinegar is a trend here and is supposed to start-up your digestive system.
Satoshi ordered the omurice (omlette over rice). A mound of rice is topped with a fluffy scrambled egg and a thick Japanese sauce. His dish came with a seaweed soup and salad.
I ordered the beef stew. The first bite reminded me of those Campbell Chunky soups but better. The meat was fall apart tender and the soup, rich. My order also came with bread and salad.
Satoshi thinking that his order would be small, bought a garlic toast. I bought a slice of kugelhof for dessert. We were surprised that they gave us seconds of bread to sop up the stew.
While we ate, I noticed that there were a lot of elderly people buying bread or having lunch and customer traffic was quite steady.
I want to check out their breakfast.
Closed on Wednesdays