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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 -

Kujira tataki and sashimi


Kujira age

Kujira kushikatsu

Kujira steak


Basashi (horse)



Corn drink from a vending machine


Fugu




Fancy aji

Anago

Unagidon-


$40-70 per melon...


Kurotamago black sulfur eggs, Hakone




Gundamyaki (1:144 scale...)
 

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Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki etc.




Hiroshima okonomiyaki

Takoyaki

Ikayaki


Truckstop ramen with my friend in the air force

Oyster Udon

Train station bento

Miyajima yakigaki

Nigiriten


Manly parfait and crepe



Miso snack

Castella cake

Taiyaki

Good tempura bowl

Mikan sake
 

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Osaka kushikatsu

Yakiniku:

Horumon (extra pig parts)



Akagai

Shako



Want to eat


Fresh shaved katsuo

Yakitori

Nishiki market



Giant gyoza

Crab and macha

 

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Tanuki

Sweet Potato Fries

Grilled bamboo

Deer snack Nara



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

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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.

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.

Octopus snacks

Ikasumi spaghetti

Cold soba and udon giant lunch

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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