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What is this, how to prepare and eat it?
Posted June 25th, 2013 - 1:50 pm by from Wroclaw, Poland (Permalink)
Hi guys,

My husband just came back from a trip to Japan and knowing I love trying new things, he brought me some Japanese food. Unfortunatelly I have no idea what that is, since it's all written in Japanese, which I don't speak... It's a delicious-looking tiny fish stuff. Normally I would just open and eat it raw, but being pregnant I have to be extra caucious with new food.

Can anyone have a look at the picture and tell me what is it and how to prepare it? https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/106642517427791359390/albums/5893415997895159505/5893416005808458210?authkey=CJaJpaK47ZK89wE&pid=5893416005808458210&oid=106642517427791359390


Posted June 29th, 2013 - 3:49 pm by from Yokohama, Japan (Permalink)
Hi, Aga!

That green one is Nama-Yatsuhashi, type of mochi sweets with beans paste, very popular in Kyoto. We usually have these with green tea.
That fish stuff is called "Tsukudani", tiny fishes seasoned soy sauce and some sweetness (sugar/honey/glucose syrup..etc). This is Japanese popular preserved food, it tastes salty, and we have it with rice or tea.
You can eat both raw!

Posted June 29th, 2013 - 7:58 pm by from Wroclaw, Poland (Permalink)
Thanks a lot Kyoko! They both taste divine!

Best wishes