Japanese Food - a subject that has to be talked about at least once. This post also covers food served in Japan.
Those traveling to Japan may want to print and bring this post along to avoid the "point-at-menu-that-has-no-pics-and-see-what-arrives" syndrome.
This first dish is Kawa Ebi (川えび) which is deep fried prawns. I never thought I could eat a prawn whole like this until I actually tried it. Costs about 600 yen.
A shop selling Om Rice (オムライス) which is basically rice wrapped in a sheet of lightly fried egg. Also comes with toppings and other side dishes.
You have to wait for your food at some food courts so you get one of these devices that will buzz when your grub is ready. If this was back in the UK, I can envision many of these going missing.
Many shops do have these plastic renditions in the window which you can just point to. This shop window is for some reason also filled with UFO Catcher goodies.
Yakiniku (焼き肉). Traditionally eaten in Korea but very popular in Japan.
You basically cook the meat that you order. Is this funny? I know many people laughed when they watched this bit in Lost In Translation (which I watched all the time when I left Japan for Seattle).
More of the plastic food. These make it so much easier to make food selections.
More Kaisendon shenanigans.
Dim sum - looks like shite and also tastes like shite.
And we do eat at home sometimes ^^; Wifey makes some great dishes *^-^*
Gyudon (牛丼). Bowl of rice with beef. This set cost 400 yen - a bargain especially when you want to save your money for shopping in Akiba.
Yes thats a raw egg which you beat and pour over the rice bowl.
I forgot what this is called but its a Nabe full of meat, seafood and vegetables - not only does it look gross, it tastes gross too.
This is a most amusing dish called Otooshi. When you go to a Japanese Izakaya (pub) they bring along some steamed towels and this Otooshi small dish. Every time you go it will be different.
You think that its just a snack to keep you occupied while waiting but they charge you about 250 yen for it! Its just an excuse to take money from you which I hate because sometimes it tastes like a baboons bottom.
If you are brought these and dont fancy paying for it then ask the waiter to take it away *before* he leaves the table.
Deep fried Renkon. Dont know what Renkon is in English but its a vegetable with holes in it ^^;
The last few pics are of a typical Japanese food shop.
More food in the related galleries for this post.