That night, Yoko-san, Hui Lin, Lye Wan, with the kids and I and Aina had a super yummy dinner at Aburiya @ Bisse. Yoko-san suggested this place, because it was very near to our hotel and it serves excellent food. It would be perfect dinner for our last night together on this Japan trip…
Yup, our last night on this trip! All the ballet competitions in our itinerary were all done, and tomorrow morning, everyone would go their separate ways. Some were going back to Singapore, some continued their vacation in Japan, but we all went to different cities.
Anyways, it was indeed perfect.
They always said that when you are in Hokkaido, go for the seafood. So, we were splurging on all kinds of fish, raw and cooked. This place is so cute that their chopstick pillow was a real fish.
I have bitten the tail off, out of curiosity and to prove it was actually a real and edible little fish… It tasted like a normal dried fish.
We actually had a lot more food that I didn’t take pictures of. The kids ordered a bunch of yakitori, some soups, and more sushi that escaped my camera… The fish was soooo fresh, they tasted sweet. The uni was heaven… (I’m salivating just from writing and thinking about that uni!). And the yakitori, even though it’s not pictured, was very yummy, too!
Basically, the dinner was excellent… And it was fun, too. Definitely a good release for all the pent up energy and emotions from the competition.
Since we were quite a big group with little children — and they could get a little rowdy — they put us in a private room… with a view!
You see, that large window behind me faced right to the Odori Park. It was very lovely. At the end of our dinner, Kenzo, Miko and their family walked around the Odori Park. The kids saw them from that large window and started to wave to them… And they could see us and waved back!
So, after we finished eating, we went down and joined them in the park. Below is the photo of the building where we ate, taken from Odori Park. You see the rounded glass window on the corner there? That’s where our private room was! I guess you could see clearly if there were 4 figures waving frantically up there…
The kids immediately played catch as soon as they saw an open grass area. I guess it’s a good way to digest the food and keep warm. It got a bit chilly there as soon as the sun went down.
Around 10-ish, we all went back to the hotel and bid our goodbyes. It’s time to pack up for tomorrow’s flight to Tokyo. And since this was the last competition in this trip, all the ballet stuff can be packed and stored away.
Tomorrow morning, we were leaving to Tokyo to meet up with Ari! Yay!
For English review of Aburiya @ Bisse, you can see it on its Tripadvisor page.
For photos while we were in Sapporo, there are all in Sapporo 2017 photo album in Flickr. Other entries of this trip is at Japan 2017 Trip: Ballet Competitions.