I used to live in Japan. Now, I'm back in Japan. What will I learn the second time around?
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Niigata Winter Food Festival
This year's food festival features rice bowls (丼) and hotpots/stews (鍋). We tried lots of stews but left the rice bowls alone.
もつ鍋 -- stew with tripe
いか焼 -- grilled squid
Nothing says Niigata Food Festival like whale.
Of the three, we only tried the stew. We had squid, but it was fried tentacles, not grilled whole squid. And I'm not a fan of whale soup -- it's really, really oily. But if you spot any whale sashimi, I'm down.