Sunday, March 27, 2011

Deep fried prawn and cheese roll

Anything deep fried with cheese is going to be good. And it was.

Rape Weed

In season right now. Quite bitter.

Okayu

This is like a savoury rice pudding. Great on a chilly day.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Shishamo

I couldn't find an English translation for this fish. The literal translation is Willow Leaf Fish. One eats the whole fish and they contain white eggs. A perfect accompaniment to beer!

Stamina Tofu

Tofu with lots of bits and bobs, including an almost-raw egg in the middle and natto. Natto can be a bit grim at times - gunky fermented soy beans that stink. When all of this little lot is mixed together, the resulting slime was actually not bad, but it was hard to eat it with any semblance of grace. Pretty much had to slurp it straight from the plate.

Massive King Prawn

One of the biggest king prawns I have ever chomped on. Was cooked to perfection.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pork chin

The chin of a pig. Lovely!

Chicken throat

Lovely. Throat of chicken with a nice sauce.

Not-quite-raw liver

This liver wasn't quite raw. It was cooked just a little.

Tofu by candlelight

During one of the recent blackouts, I found a small place serving beer and the best home-made tofu I have ever had.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Egg Mayonnaise

Tasted brilliantly unhealthy

Tofu salad

One still has to eat, even during a nuclear crisis. Lovely.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sashimi

A selection of raw fish. I love the presentation. From left to right - squid, mackerel, prawn, yellowtail, octopus and flatfish. Absolutely delicious.

Milt

"Shirako" is a bit of a tricky one to translate. This is basically milt, which is the seminal fluid of a fish, most probably cod. Didn't like this one too much.

Puffer fish skin

The skin of the deadly puffer fish, or fugu as you say in Japanese.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Choice of chicken

Not a photo of food but a picture of a concept. One can choose the breed of chicken for ones chicken-on-a-stick.

Mushrooms

A selection of mushrooms wrapped in pork and lightly grilled

Raw bamboo

Raw bamboo with a sauce made from the shoots of the butterbur plant.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Turban shell

This is called sazae in Japanese. One digs out the contents of the shell - it was about 12cm long. I took a picture of the contents too but it is too blurry.

Pregnant flounder

The bulge at the rear contained a big pile of fish eggs. Was delicious.

Yakitori

A selection of chicken body parts, including skin, cartilage, liver and tongue (although I am not convinced the tongue was from a chicken - might have been from a cow. Tongue surprise?)