There was a special lattern room in the temple complex. You reached it via a series of dark rooms, with illuminated Buddhas, so by the time you enter the lantern room the effect is stunning.
It’s hard to believe that’s it’s been 3 years since I made my trip to Japan. The experience is still quite vivid, even if my knowledge of the language has faded.
So time to delve into my archive of photos. This time I want to revisit Miyajima, a little island just a few kilometres from the city of Hiroshima. It’s a lush island, famous for its temples. We board the ferry for the short trip across, and our first glimpse of the island is stunning.
Of course, it’s inevitable that I post photos of the food.
Let’s just forget about the entrees because I forgot to take photos of them. For the record, I had the duck, which was done Peking style and nicely cooked.
But it’s the mains that I was hanging out for.
As the menu states, this is Chicken Ballontine with Apple, Fennel, Celery, Shallot and Green Olive Salsa. I didn’t have it but my neighbour commented that it was cooked nicely, and the salsa was especially good.
This is what I had.
Barramundi fillet, potato dauphine, broad bean and crab bisque. The fish was cooked to perfection. The potato dauphine was kind of like a posh pomme noisette to me, but I loved the flavour of the bisque. Delicious.