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Farm Style Cooking - Soba and Mochi Making
At “Friendly Farm” near Sapporo, you can participate in this special program of making traditional Japanese saba noodles and mochi. Double the fun!!! In the morning, you make soba noodles from scrach and eat freshly made soba for lunch, then pound & round mochi in the afternoon. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to experience soba and mochi making. You are welcome to relax in our big log cabin, even take a nap. Please feel free to treat our farm as your second country home! We also have karaoke! Enjoy a whole day at our farm ! *This program is request acceptance from one month ago of Experirnce day.
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Enjoy Japanese traditional food, catered in the farmers style!

We still haven't been back to Hong Kong,but we can't help sharing our wonderful experience to all of you now. Right from the start, I had been very impressed by the famous traits of Japanese-sense of responsibility and meticulousness. Saeko San, Farm Assistant, contacted me in not more than two days after reservation by email. She made every effort to make sure we would not miss the pick up time and place. Even though it heavily snowed on7th Feb 2013, our hearts were warmed by Farm's friendliness. Initially, I thought it was a formal workshop for making Japanese cuisine. In the end, we made many friends during the workshop with skills and techniques learnt with the help of Sato San. (The owner of the farm) Out of our expectation, we had a long chat with Sato san's friendly Chinese neighbour as well. We enjoyed the traditional Japanese food together during lunch time and visited their house up on the hill after the workshop.(I cannot but tell you all that the ingredients used for making the Japanese cuisine were good in quality that I could taste the authentic and good Japanese cuisine there. Other than the food we made, we could also had a Hugh lunch with various vegetables, tofu, tenpura,seasoning and the like grown, as well as handmade by Sato San. To be honest, we didn't expect to gain that much during the visit. You know! The advertisement shown didn't mention about the Hugh lunch and friendly neighbour. What a surprise!) For sure, I learnt a lot during the workshop. For those who don't have any cooking experience,like my hubby. Don't be scared! You know! My hubby also know how to manage the technique and skill with the help of Sato San. Immediately after the workshop,I couldn't help asking for recipe. I want to make authentic Japanese soba by myself after tasting the authentic soba made during the workshop. Last but not the least, I should thank Family Farm for providing us an unforgettable memory! Thank Satonsan for driving us up to the hill and asking the others(a passer-by) to take good care of us on the way back to Sapporo! You know, the passer-by did make every effort!!! We were touched by warmth given by all of you!!! We are planning a summer trip to Hokkaido again in the near future. We hope to meet all friendly Japanese again soon!! 11th February ,2013. A thankful Rita from Hong Kong
Dear Rita. Thank you for these heartful comment. I was strongly impressed so that I almost cry. It was joyful time for us . We are always welcoming the other nations, and hoping to understand each other. If I was good at English... I am sorry that I could translate only few word of Mr Sato. I am very sorry that I could not tell you about interesting Japanese food or lifestyle. Anyway, I hope to see you again. I will study English hard until then.Thank you so much.
This is an experience I will never forget. The warmth of your home and your hospitality will stay with me forever.
Preparing the soba and red bean buns from the raw ingrediants was great fun. Sato San is a great host and made us feel very comfortable. Lunch was very tasty and we did not need to eat for the rest of the day, but we did because we like Japanese food so much. Sitting down talking with your Chinese friends was a very good experience, personally it helped me with my Manderin as I am too lazy and normally let people speak English to me. We have experienced many winter breaks in Japan but after visiting you we also want to come back in the summer. Saeko, I was very impressed with your English so just be confident.
Like Rita above, you made sure that we got to our train safely and we appreciated that.
We strongly reccomend that any visitors to Hokkaido take the opportunity of visiting and experiencing the Family Farm and the hospitality of Sato San, Saeko & friends
Thank you for your heartful comment. For us, that was an unforgettable experience. You are a wonderful couple and also a good team for pounding Mochi!I'm hoping that you will come back here and experience many other things. Thanks a lot .
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