After a long history of bad ski food and necessary cooking, we literally had no expectations of what to expect this time round. And thankfully, eating at Niseko was such a pleasure. Every meal was uncomplicated and delicious.
The beauty of skiing at Hirafu is you could literally ski off the mountain to have your meals. It is a very accessible route and offers a bigger variety of lunch options for hungry peeps like us.
We were skiing close to the Ace Family Lift and so one arvo, Darien and I decided to head there for lunch.
We'd been eyeing Abucha 2 for dinner the day we arrived but didn't manage to get reservations so we thought, why not lunch?! It is a rather popular tourist spot so reservations are key for dinner. Or else, it's impossible to get a seat at all during peak periods.
Luckily for us, lunch turned out to be fantastic. It was exactly what every hungry skier needs. Modern fuss free japanese food. Almost everything that we ordered hit the spot and we left the restaurant feeling like we are in a massive food coma.
The husband and I chose a table close to the windows and we sat there watching the snow covered back drop, soaking in the surroundings. Little chats peppered the silence as we talked about how our funny little kids react to the masses of snow around. It was a very quaint and pleasant break. (I guess you can really get used to the japanese way of perfection quite easily.)
In fact, we actually like it so much, we went back a second day. It's definitely something that we look forward to, should we head back to Niseko this year.
|Tuna and tofu salad|
|Xmas Cheese cake|