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Unidentified Food Objects

My last offering on life in Japan focussed on the key issue of language and the subsequent troubles I had to be understood in a country where practical English ability is largely non-existent. 1,334 more words


Shirako Hot or Cold

One of my favorite dishes in the winter is shirako, the milt, or sperm sacs, of male cod. It’s served in both cold and cooked form in restaurants all over Japan, but many Japanese consider it an acquired taste. 18 more words

Life Cycles

Shirako a.k.a. "Testis"

There are a certain number of foods in Japan that are more “neutral tasting” and texture plays a more important role. This phenomenon is something that is uncommon in the west, given that taste is more to the point, e.g. 409 more words

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Sushi Megumi: Unpretentious Japanese Food!

Marinated tuna sushi

If it was not for Chef Kondo Masayuki, we would probably will not visit Sentosa Golf Club this often. Over the last one month, we have visited this place 3 times! 263 more words


November Seasonal Japanese Seafood

Salmon roe, pulled out of its sac and simply marinated in the sweet soy sauce of Kyushu, is irresistible this time of year. We love it so much it is on the table for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 362 more words


Alternative guide to Japanese food - What they don't tell you

Tour leader Richard, gets to eat a lot of food travelling around Japan. Japan is rightly famous for its delicious food and drink with a lot more on offer than sushi.There is something for everyone…and there there are other ‘interesting’ dishes. 1,029 more words


Fugu Wow-Wee

The season nears and end as we receive by air an impeccable blue styrofoam box. On the outside it is marked fragile and noted that there is a plate enclosed. 155 more words

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