Monday, April 16, 2012

Deep fried eel spine

Crispy eel spines. The perfect accompaniment to beer.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sakura ice cream

Cherry blossom ice cream. There were bits of bud in it too. Lovely on a sunny spring day.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Raw oysters

Oysters. Raw. Slipped down a treat!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mayonnaise flavoured crisps

They really tasted of mayonnaise too. Fantastic!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Agedama Udon

A bowl of udon noodles served with crunchy deep-fried flour batter. At first I thought they were rice crispies but they are not made from rice. Of course, they went soggy pretty much straight away but it was an interesting enough dish.


A plate of fugu, the deadly puffer fish. I am still here to tell the tale so the poison was successfully removed. The fugu was cooked in a hot pot style, called nabe in Japanese. We also had some of it raw.

Tororo Udon

This is a bowl of udon noodles served with grated mountain potatoes. Having this on top of a mountain after a spot of hiking was particularly welcoming.