I was so excited about the Lantern Festival and all of the "festival food" I was going to partake in. Then I got out there and was disappointed. It wasn't anything like the normal festival food. No grilled squid on a stick. No cotton candy! I know! THAT should not be allowed. No grilled corn on the cob. I think that's why it took me so long to blog about it (4 days!). It takes me a few days to get over food disappointment. I mean....I could almost taste that grilled squid I was going to have.
I shouldn't be so down about it though. I should embrace the food that they did have. It was kind of neat I guess. They had food trucks from different areas set up in a parking lot. There was the Sasebo Burger truck. Sasebo burgers are supposed to be amazing. Unfortunately, it's best to get one in Sasebo so I had to pass. There were a few selling shaved ice.
After we finished our omu-soba, I got up and went over to the beef wrapped rice ball truck and bought one for us to share. I took a picture, but I can't post it because it looks offensive. Seriously. Offensive. So, I tasted it and it was......not very good. The meat tasted like it was marinated in this really weird sauce. I took one bite and was done with it. Jason didn't like it either. As much as I hate throwing food away, that one went in the trash.
I'm looking forward to the festival at Kintai on 6 August. There will be all kinds of stalls with all of the wonderful festival food I crave. Candied apples, cotton candy, yakitori, grilled corn on the cob, and more! Bring it on! I also have to let you know, there will be an amazing fireworks display at the end of the evening. It is really beautiful! Buy a Yukata (summer kimono) if you don't already have one (Fuji Grand is having a huge sale on them right now) and head to Kintai on Saturday, the 6th.