CONTRIBUTED BY LUCIA
One of the many things I love about Japan is dining out. In addition to all of the amazing choices, styles, and tastes available, I love the attention to detail and the stunning presentations. After having kids I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this also extends to young diners, too! Instead of super-sized servings of the same fried foods in paper bags covered with over-stimulating graphics and ads for the latest kid movie, child diners in Japan are treated to an amazing variety of foods in the most delightful ways… little boats with octopus hot-dogs and smiling shrimp, plates divided into multiple sections with playfully carved carrots and little steaming bowls of soba, and the meal is always followed by delicious sweet treats in tiny servings. And don’t forget the child-sized utensils. I truly believe those colorful chopsticks and forks with funny little sayings eliminate whining and wiggling. So where are your favorite kids meals on the island?