Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cow's intestine

Cow's intestine, grilled fresh at the table. A bit rubbery but not too bad.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Mackerel cured for a year

These pieces of mackerel were cured for a year in nuka, a salty powder consisting of rice casing. Very strong taste. Good with beer.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Quail

Freshly grilled quail. Some of the bones were small enough to crunch through. A bit tricky and messy to eat but lovely nonetheless.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Black eggs

These are normal eggs hard boiled in naturally hot sulphuric water bubbling out of the side of the mountains in Hakone. Once the black shell is removed, they look and taste relatively normal but I did feel a little queasy after having two of them.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Partly digested food from the inside of the stomach of an anglerfish

Yes. That's right. On this plate were baby squid, horse mackerel and flounder. They were partly digested, having come from the inside of the stomach of an anglerfish. This must be the strangest dish on this website so far. Quite salty but pretty good.

Freshly boiled squid tentacle

Our chef boiled a whole octopus. He cut off a tentacle, skewered it and presented it to me. I gladly accepted it and chomped it down.

Crab and anglerfish stew

It was a bit tricky to eat the crab and the anglerfish. The soup was a bit salty too. But not so bad.

Raw whale

These pieces were so soft. They slipped down a treat.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Flat tsukune

Flat minced up chicken served on a thin piece of wood with a bit of sauce. Not so bad, but it stuck to the wood.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Miso potato

Deep fried potatoes with a light batter, covered in miso. Hot hot hot. Lovely lovely lovely.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Chocolate cake with tomatoes

Yes that's right. Chocolate cake with cherry tomatoes on top. An odd combination. I needed a second piece to decide if I liked it or not.

Deep-fried crabs

The crabs were alive a few minutes earlier. Nice and fresh!

Birthday cake

Wow. How about that for a birthday cake?! A mound of rice with raw fish on the top, decorated with sushi, salad and fish eggs. Fantastic!!

Octopus

Raw and boiled octopus. Eaten with a bit of soy sauce, both were fantastic.

Eel liver

Eel liver on a stick. Not so bad. The sauce was good.

Deep-fried gyoza

Gyoza are dumplings filled with meat. Here they were deep-fried. Wonderfully unhealthy!

Boiled gyoza

Gyoza are little dumplings filled with meat. Here they were boiled and were served in water. Although they were quite tricky to pick up with chopsticks, they slipped down a treat.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Squid and vegetables

Squid with vegetables. Not so exciting. Except there are squid tentacles together with squid innards in this dish. The mayonnaise topped it off beautifully.