Wednesday, February 01, 2012

[jules' pics] not so yum yum

Bowls is popular so should you fail to get in before noon you may have to settle for one of the stalls in the grounds at Hachimangu. You can usually find a toffee grape (I must photograph one of these wonderous delicacies for you some time), but on major festivals there are many alternatives, none of which are at all appetising.

Roll over Scotland, these are battered deep fried whole potatoes:
Stall food at Hachimangu

Hiroshima style okonomiyaki:
Stall food at Hachimangu
Okonomiyaki is batter with various tasteless stuff on. The Hiroshima style being because of the particular stuff. Usually served with a mildly unpleasant tasting sauce.

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Posted By Blogger to jules' pics at 2/01/2012 02:03:00 PM

11 comments:

David B. Benson said...

sappuukei!

Steve Bloom said...

Ah, the Lost Tribe of the Highlands has been found at last!

wv has a comment on the latter items: "somenest"

Steve said...

But I like okonomiyaki. But then, I'm a big fan of Japanese mayonnaise...

Belette said...

But is http://www.ecd.bnl.gov/steve/pubs/ObsDetClimSensy.pdf yum?

Hank Roberts said...

We are counting on you all over there to find recipes suitable to eat back this menace from the depths before it emerges in mass from its methane seeps and overwhelms the world: http://deepseanews.com/2010/04/isopocalypse-2010-giant-isopods-storm-the-internets/

"B. giganteus has also been collected from baited traps outside of methane seeps in the northern Gulf of Mexico ... "

James Annan said...

Looks like more of the same old warmed-over stuff...not particularly tasty IMO.

James Annan said...

(That previous was concerning Schwartz!)

Hank, that looks like it would make a great ebi fry!

Belette said...

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/science-%26-technology/scottish-expedition-discovers-then-deep%11fries-massive-prawn-201202034855/

James Annan said...

Now you know where the Daily Mash get all its best jokes from....and to be honest, it is *much* more stereotypically Japanese to eat any random sea creature unfortunate enough to be captured by them (eg)....the Scots rarely stray far from cod, herring, and oats. Oh, and mars bars, when they can afford them :-)

tonylearns said...

Ah. the problem is NOT the okonomiyaki, but the Hiroshima. In Osaka, it is quite yummy (at least in the 90's when I had it).
I was SOOOO disappointed when I found out the only Okonomiyaki restaurant had closed just before I had time to try it out in Manhattan.

James Annan said...

hmmmmm...well we did have some quite tolerable okonomiyaki in Kyoto a few years ago, but I can't see it ever becoming a favourite food of mine.