Saturday, February 7, 2009

Niigata Winter Food Festival

This year's food festival features rice bowls () and hotpots/stews (). We tried lots of stews but left the rice bowls alone.

A sampling...

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.

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The good news is, the food festival is happening tomorrow too, and in two other locations. You know where to find me tomorrow. I regret that I have only one mouth...

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