Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sakana ga oishii desu ka?

Do you think fish tastes good? This post is triggered by the memory of Natalie, Lily, and Aiden's visit one year ago. Ho hum, I can't believe it's already been a year. The nice thing about the anniversary of their visit is that it reminds me exactly when the strange syrupy fish sale is and when to avoid the crazy long lines at the grocery store while people wait for scoops of these fish into their plastic bags. The fish market by our train station always has long lines of people waiting at this time of year, I think it's only 1 or 2 weeks you can get this special kind of fish, some type of Japanese delicacy if you will. I sent Nathaniel over to the shop with my camera, this is his close up shot, your first shot of these gooey delights:



A fresh batch being scooped into a bag, I think I may have annoyed the people by taking this photo, but hey, this is something worth sharing:



I don't know what all of these are, but hey pictures are worth 1000 words, right?

Do you like eyes on your fish?






Some tentacled delights:





These were still alive, ewww!



Authentic sushi:



Crab au la fish flakes:



These are mini fish that they boil, or reduce in soysauce or sprinkle on salad to make you think it's just shredded lettuce or sprouts, oh no, IT'S FISH!!! Oh, and one day in a fresh fish market, Addison ATE a handful of these and at the grocery store this week asked me to buy some. Now I know I've lived in Japan too long!



For those of you who prefer no eyes:



Shell fish with the shell anyone?




Mmm mmm mmm fresh seaweed:



Yes, a trip to the grocery store in Japan can be very quick when you avoid the seafood sections since they are the LARGEST sections in any grocery store.

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