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Sara@JKI
07-11-2012, 05:14 PM
There are so much to see (and eat) in my home town, Yamagata, and I though you might find it interesting to see some of my food and art related photos I have from the latest trip to Japan. Not so knife related, but I guessed that people with cool knives are interested in food and art in general as well :angel2:

Most of these places are my family friends' and they do such a great job... We both miss these places all of the time. If you know places similar to these in the U.S. (ideally in LA), please let us know.... we have such a bad cravings so very often :shocked3:

@Nyoi in Sakata
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/3396/img3184m.jpg

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/8893/img3149l.jpg

@Rabi
http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/4117/img3105o.jpg

... can't remember the name of this sushi place... but please take a notice at one of those rolls with maguro sticking out
http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/5331/img3126i.jpg

@Kanro in Yamagata (city)
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/9113/img0414q.jpg

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/9616/img0412ej.jpg

@Iseki-san's
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4585/img0326e.jpg

@Tamakan, Sakata
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5066/img2590ys.jpg

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/7174/img2593ov.jpg

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/2291/img2583gs.jpg

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/3534/img2580y.jpg

... from random places around my house
http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/3020/img2660ur.jpg

@my nephew's school (healthy school lunch - they never use the same menu throughout the year. great benefit of having its own nutritionist and cooks there at school)
http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/2606/img0486f.jpg

@my sister's gallery
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/5140/img2609xr.jpg

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/9912/img2608x.jpg

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/3974/img2612s.jpg

ajhuff
07-11-2012, 05:35 PM
Cool.

-AJ

Crothcipt
07-11-2012, 05:40 PM
Is that deep fried eel? Looks interesting.

Johnny.B.Good
07-11-2012, 05:40 PM
Interesting.

You take nice pictures Sara.

Deckhand
07-11-2012, 05:53 PM
Just had Unadon last weekend. Thanks for the post. Looks good.

knyfeknerd
07-11-2012, 06:00 PM
Thanks for sharing. Beautiful pics, bring em on!

Sara@JKI
07-11-2012, 06:49 PM
I think eel for unajyu (unajyu comes in a square box, and unajyu is in a round bowl) is grilled, and has very thick source on it... they are sweet and tasty. I used to hate the skin, but after eating at Tamakan I overcame the fear of eel skin.

Eel's bone fries was uber great, crunchy and salty :cheffry:

someone please open up a unajyu restaurant here in LA!

markenki
07-11-2012, 06:56 PM
Beautiful photos of great subjects!

Crothcipt
07-11-2012, 07:14 PM
That one sound great too. The one I was wondering about is.
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/3534/img2580y.jpg

Thank you for posting such beautiful pics. Just tried some eel a few months ago, and am now really interested in it.

JBroida
07-11-2012, 07:16 PM
eel bones

GlassEye
07-11-2012, 07:24 PM
I am craving hone senbei now. Thanks for sharing the pictures of great food.

MadMel
07-11-2012, 10:21 PM
I can't wait to tour Japan!!

Tristan
07-11-2012, 10:37 PM
There is some really nasty frozen (with sauce sachet) instant microwaveable unajyu available here. And I think the low rent restaurants serve that too. It is urgh.

But the good stuff at mid tier and above restaurants is a few cuts above. Those pictures look yummy. What is that bird dish and the glutinuous rice ball? Never seen 'normal' japanese food like that.

JBroida
07-12-2012, 02:03 AM
the bird dish is squab from the last time i ate at that place... its a french restaurant. The rice balls are from a chinese restaurant. They usually have meat inside.

Sara@JKI
07-12-2012, 03:14 AM
.... Jon and I had very different courses at Rabi (a little French place)... Mine was more vegetable and less meat. I think the owner of the restaurant rightfully guessed I was fearful of the hand (leg?) on Jon's plate.

Sara@JKI
07-12-2012, 03:17 AM
There is some really nasty frozen (with sauce sachet) instant microwaveable unajyu available here. And I think the low rent restaurants serve that too. It is urgh.

But the good stuff at mid tier and above restaurants is a few cuts above. Those pictures look yummy. What is that bird dish and the glutinuous rice ball? Never seen 'normal' japanese food like that.


Jon tries to keep it secret, but I keep seeing his "microwaveable unajyu" deep in our freezer too.... I'm too scared to even try them :(

JBroida
07-12-2012, 03:18 AM
thigh, drumstick, and foot ;)