My Japan food photojournal - kujira, basashi, fugu, okonomiyaki and more....

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One of Jon's threads reminded me of all the good food I had while in Japan, so here I'm going to post up some of the more interesting stuff I had. If anyone ever gets to go, I recommend trying everything possible, you shouldn't be disappointed. I took infinite pictures, but here are some of the food highlights:

'Kujira' bacon -
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Kujira tataki and sashimi
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Kujira age
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Kujira kushikatsu
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Kujira steak
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Basashi (horse)
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Corn drink from a vending machine
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Fugu
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Fancy aji
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Anago
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Unagidon-
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$40-70 per melon...
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Kurotamago black sulfur eggs, Hakone
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Gundamyaki (1:144 scale...)
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Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki etc.
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Hiroshima okonomiyaki
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Takoyaki
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Ikayaki
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Truckstop ramen with my friend in the air force
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Oyster Udon
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Train station bento
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Miyajima yakigaki
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Nigiriten
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Manly parfait and crepe
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Miso snack
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Castella cake
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Taiyaki
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Good tempura bowl
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Mikan sake
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Osaka kushikatsu
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Yakiniku:
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Horumon (extra pig parts)
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Akagai
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Shako
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Want to eat
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Fresh shaved katsuo
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Yakitori
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Nishiki market
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Giant gyoza
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Crab and macha
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Tanuki
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Sweet Potato Fries
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Grilled bamboo
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Deer snack Nara
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How to eat bamboo mizuyoukan
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Nice photos! Makes me hungry.
My wife still has nightmares about kujira. Apparently, it was a pretty standard school lunch item when she was a kid.
 

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Makes me hungry too - Japanese food rocks!
 

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Heh, most of the japanese people I talked to about kujira were like 'why would you eat that when there's tuna?" or "I had that in cans growing up without a lot of money". But it was tied for favorite meal of the whole trip. I guess it's how it's prepared.

And I know some school lunches in Shizuoka still had kujira or iruka up until at least last year. There was a big stink about it, what with mercury and all.
 

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I'll have one order of womb with a side of soy sauce.
 

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Yeah...I wouldn't be able to choke that down if I knew what it was.

The "Manly Parfait" looks pretty interesting though. What's in that?

The rest of that horse (basashi)... um, ground equine wanker below the chocolate ice cream perhaps?

:hungry:

<< whinny>> WILBURRR ! !

Amazing pics BTW
 

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Your holiday looked very delicious, thanks for sharing some great shots.:biggrin:
 

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The "Manly Parfait" looks pretty interesting though. What's in that?

I think it was houjicha icecream (roasted tea) with caramel, anko, corn flakes, mochi balls, whipped cream, coffee whipped cream, and peaches. With a wafer.
 

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Oh yeah, here was a yuba-based meal in Nikko. It's like the tofu skin skimmed off the top when making tofu.
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Here is beer sticks, and Asahi Clear. That was some new beer that was all over ads in trains and stuff. It wasn't actually clear.
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Octopus snacks
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Ikasumi spaghetti
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Cold soba and udon giant lunch
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Set meal in Kyoto
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How long were you there, looks like a lot a great eating. I am now very hungry.
 

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I was there about 5 weeks, went to about 10 cities.
 
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