Friday, December 14, 2007


Anyone who has ever been to Japan knows that the food can be a bit fishy.  Don't get me wrong, I like sushi as much as the next guy, but I draw the line when it comes to eating a live fish, eel or squid.  My experience at lunch yesterday was a case-in-point:

Me:  What's this?

My Colleague from China:  I think it's a sea slug.  You should give it a try.

Me:  You're joking, right?  Next time, don't take me so literally when I suggest we grab some grub ...!

For the record, here are some photos of my Culinary Encounters this week, including:  Pink Rice with Shrimp Eyes (which I accidentally mistook for sesame seeds),  Sea Slug with Hollandaise Sauce, Crustacean Crunch, and Tentacle Surprise ...! 



tenyearnap said...

Tentacle Surprise! up, Marty. It looks a heck of a lot better than those fritters at Starbucks. --Cin

frankandmary said...

A friend(& a couple of others) ate monkey brains in Asia. ackkkkkkkkkkkkk. This really isn't much better. ~Mary

bvaneps834 said...

First time we had soup with tentacles in it my husband ( a northwoods hick) announced he had eaten soup with octopus testicles!! My sister in law was very surprised!!

ab45yui said...

Maybe I need to move to Japan.  I'd lose weight in no time!  I think I'll take the fruit please!

princesssaurora said...

Oh my... good thing you are culinarily adventurous!  I don't do much seafood at all... just lobster and some crab!  ACK!  I am all for the Kobe beef though!  LOL

be well,

mpnaz58 said...

xoxo ~Myra

kattytrick said...

I guess it's all in what you are used to...Pretty much!...But, eeeeeeeeeeuuuuuuu! No thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu !...kit

gazker said...

I have eaten the sea slug............. I reched for the rest of the meal. I must make a note to myself to wear my glasses when reading blogs. I thought it read, 'waiter, there's a testicle in my soup!'
As long as it wasn't the waiters ;-)

deshelestraci said...

I was just going to say, hey I want his job.  Love the traveling,  however the strange fishy things I can do without!