Monday, May 14, 2007

Ahhh...

I just came back from a half-day with my mom at Hasseludden Yasuragi. (Which was a birthday present - from last year! - from my brother.) It's a Japanese-style spa, with hot springs, and I'm completely beat. We started with a traditional washing, then a few rounds in the pool. We sat in their outside hot springs, with a wonderful view of the Stockholm archipelago. Then we had classes - first Do In which is a sort of self-massage, and then an introduction to Qi Gong. After that, we relaxed for an hour, with juices and fresh fruit, and after that: dinner. I didn't bring my camera (it wouldn't have fit in my yakuta anyway, the kimono-style bath robe we wore for the entire stay) so no photos I'm afraid. Dinner started with some miso soup and sushi - shrimp and salmon nigiri, maki shiitake and chives, and maki saffron marinated salmon with grilled onions. Then fried vegetable gyozas with a hot chilli dipping sauce, and pickled eggplant, which was so-so. The gyozas were great though! Our main course was beef tenderloin on grilled vegetables with teriyaki sauce and rice. For dessert, a small cup of baked chocolate cream, topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit.

Aaah. I'm *so* ready for bed!

6 comments:

Lena said...

You are so lucky that sounds like a perfect day. Hmmm.. maybe I should make a wish for something like that for my birthday.

Jessika said...

Oh I just love Yasuragi!!! I've been when I've had money and when they've had specials which is usually during low season.

You lucky dog - trip to Switzerland AND yasuragi within a short time frame :).

Tyra said...

Hallo Anne, this is first time a visit your wonderful blog but not the last!.... Helt underbart, en trevlig matblog med så mycket trevigt i läsväg och underbara recept. Jag hamnade här av en slump, Annes Lingonkola wow den måste jag bara prova att göra. Jag bloggar trädgård, växthus och skärgård. Välkommen. Behöver du inte en trädgårdsblog också ibland länkarna? Jag behöver en kreativ matblog skall vi länka? mvh Tyra i Vaxholm

Anne said...

Lena - good idea! They have regular spa treatments, too, and on weekends, a sushi school :)

Jessika - I know, lucky indeed! And I have two more trips lined up this summer, first to London with my mom, and then to Brussels. (For work, but fun nonetheless.)

Tyra - welcome!! Jag ska kika in på din blogg, låter jättespännande :)

dagmar said...

Since our onsen stay in Japan (which I still havn't written about... bad me) I really wish to go to yasuragi here in Stockholm and now you've convinced me even more :-)

winedeb said...

Have not been to a Japanese spa but did do an afternoon in a spa in California wine country one time that was absolutely fantastic. I know how you feel when you leave - like a noodle. Glad you enjoyed, sounds great!