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 ...!