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Jul 26, 2012

The Sashimi Festival

 My family tripped to Shirahama, Wakayama pref. for enjoying swimming in the beautiful sea, taking a nap on the white-sand beach and having a gorgeous dinner in a local seafood restaurant.

The Shirarahama Beach
  I believe most of Japanese love to eat raw seafood especially Sashimi ( sliced raw seafood ). My family also love so much Sashimi and we visit a local seafood restaurant whenever we visit tourism spots near the ocean. Those restaurants have their own seawater pool for keeping fish and other seafood alive and fresh. We can pick up our favorite fish and the chef cook them into our favorite dish. At this dinner, we selected a Japanese spiny lobster, an abalone and a stripped beakfish for Sashimi and a snapper for a deep-fried fish.

A Japanese spiny lobster, a abalone and a snapper 
A stripped beakfish
 I think some bloggers could recognized yellow flowers besides sashimi. These are edible chrysanthemum, which are used not only for decoration but for condiment. At the bottom left of the sashimi dish, something green can be seen. It's a Wasabi or a  grated Japanese horse radish, the most popular condiment for sashimi in Japan. The spicy taste goes well with raw fish.
Assorted sashimi.
A deep-fried snapper
A Japanese spiny lobster boiled in miso-soup.


4 comments:

~Holly~ said...

Yummy!! It doesn't get any fresher than that! Sounds like you had an excellent family trip!!

takaeko said...

>Holly
I believe you know how important it is to see how fresh seafood is when you enjoy raw seafood. Freshness determine the taste of sashimi.

awholeplotoflove said...

It looks a fabulous meal, I am quite envious of you.

~Holly~ said...

Yes! I totally agree!