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December 2015

Tako Shabu

Tako Shabu

I have finally gotten the chance to travel to Wakkanai and try one of their local cuisines. One might think that it is not worth riding the train for 5+ hours from Sapporo just to get here to eat food when you can have it in Sapporo. Well let me tell you, somethings you can only eat in specific pRts of Hokkaido like the dish I am going o talk about in his blog, Tako Shabu. By hearing the name you can probably already imagine how the dish looks or what it is. Yes this dish is a hotpot dish but instead of the normal beef, you substitute it for tako. So for those who are beginners in Japanese, the word "tako" means octopus and yes you cook the Tako in the hotpot. As for the dipping sauce, it changes according to he restaurant you go to. The shop which I went to, the created their shabu dipping sauce with goma sauce, ponzu, white sesame seeds and other secret ingredients. If you want to ru the full experience of this wonderful dish I would suggest you guys to come up to Wakkanai and try it. Of course there are more wonderful dishes aside from this one. I will write about another local dish of this region in a future post.

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The restaurant I went to was called "Furusato" or ふる里 in Japanese. It is near he Dormy Inn which is close to Wakkanai station. Please come check it out. The two grannies here are super nice and will definitely brighten your day with their chatting and food.

Posted by Ohana_Matsumae 01:58 Archived in Japan Tagged tokyo osaka japan seafood hokkaido soup crab sapporo ice_cream sushi octopus curry shabu miso tako wakkanai Comments (0)

Ika Yaki

Ika Yaki

Ika yaki is one of many great foods in Osaka. You might of heard of the other kinds of yaki which Osaka serves like Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki but these two aren't the only food in Osaka which has the word "yaki" in it. Here I am going to introduce to all of you another great dish in Osaka called "Ika yaki". This dish is a fried squid and egg wrapped in a crepe like pancake served with Worcestershire sauce. Ikayaki is actually more like a dessert and you can find it mostly anywhere in Osaka. It is also a popular food during festivals. If you're up for a twist in your traditional dessert eating then this is for you to try.

Ikayaki I got from a supermarket.

Ikayaki I got from a supermarket.

Posted by Ohana_Matsumae 02:27 Archived in Japan Tagged tokyo osaka fish japan rice asia okinawa hokkaido nabe tohoku fukuoka sapporo hotpot sushi udon curry kyushu noodles shikoku kanazawa ramen sashimi okonomiyaki soba mochi chugoku kansai takoyaki somen yakisoba yaki ikayaki tonpeiyaki gyoza tenshinhan honshu hokuriku kanto chubu Comments (0)

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