I visited Japan for the first time in 2014, and one of the things I was blown away by was the food.
The sushi was way better than I even expected, and I generally ate tons of great food for cheaper than I expected.
But one of my favorite discoveries – and stick with me here – was sardines.
I know!! Who would have thought?
But in the town that is near Mount Fuji, they’re famous for their young sardines, also known as “Shirasu”. You can buy them fresh or dried (we went for fresh), and they’re absolutely delicious.
As it turns out, I’d spent my whole life being afraid that I’d hate this little fish, only to find out just how great they are.