It’s been nearly three months since I started my blog. I am slowly getting what I have to do as a blogger but in order to do it properly I am going to follow the instruction of “Blogging 101” & “Photo 101” for the next few weeks. Today is Day 1, so let me re-introduce myself to you.
Who I am and Why I am here?
I am Japanese and live in London. I like creating things, anything visual but particularly FOOD. I love eating and making food. So did you guess? Yes, I am a Food blogger. I post what I make & eat or show you something I think interesing.
As a Japanese foodie I would like to introduce you to Japanese food other than just Sushi. I am passionate about making Japanese Sweets. They are very different from any western sweets. Many of them are Dairy/Egg/Gluten-Free. I have been planning to post ‘How to Make Japanese Sweets’ for a while, however, I had to rearrange my plan to post starting from the very basics. So it is taking a little bit longer but don’t worry I will start posting very soon.
Supermarket in my Home Town, Japan
I just came back from Japan and my blog is in the middle of the report on Visiting Japan, so for another assignement ‘HOME’ I introduce to you the Supermarkets in my Home Town in Japan.
There are three supermarkets near my mother’s house. They are all ordinary sizes and nothing special in Japan. However, what you find there is a feast for the eyes.
‘Sashimi’ always looks so fresh & very inviting in Japan.
It’s ‘Fugu’ the Pufferfish.
Its Japanese name is ‘Shiro Miru-Gai’ or ‘Namigai’. They are huge shellfish. The shell alone is about 15cm in length. It looks intimidating and I have not tried this yet, but heard it’s actually tasty as ‘Sashimi’ or ‘Sushi”.
It is not just only the fish section, but the meat section also looks very interesting there.
These are super thin slices of beef for a Japanese dish called ‘Shabu-Shabu’. Each slice is wrapped up for easy careful handling and they look like expensive scarves on display.
Lots of selection to choose from ‘Wagyu’ meat.
These are buffet stands for fried food and also fish products made from ’Surimi’.
WHAT? A library in a super market?
No, it is a special Curry section from all over Japan. They are ready-to-eat gourmet curry, packed in individual boxes. They have all sorts of unique ingredients and different flavours & strength.
Actually the naming of these curries is very funny. They are like ‘The Curry that took 100 hours to cook’ ‘Curry Champion’ ‘Wasabi Curry’ ‘Hello Kitty Yokosuka Navy Curry’ ‘Oyster Curry’ ‘Melon Curry’ ‘War Time Curry’ etc. Each Curry sounds so inventive. Have to try out all!