Sunday, February 22, 2009

Food!

When I learned I was going in the Sendai area, I quickly got turned off by the specialty dish that they serve here: Gyutan. I mean, from Montreal, one of the world’s culinary capitals, a fried beef tongue seemed pretty awful. I would try it for sure, but I was probably going to hate it. Well look at me now, I’m actually showing up at Sendai station to have gyutan by myself. It’s like barbecued liver, with a little salty taste. It is delicious. Each and every person that will come and visit me will have to accompany me for some tasty tasty cow tongue... Most of the people that have tried it liked it... Some ginger headed people don't apparently, that's too bad! Hmm Hmmm Hmmm



The other must have is for the sweet tooth: TAYAKI. It’s a fish shaped pastry filled with either cream (ku-li-mu) or red bean paste. My favourite is the cream one. They have line-ups outside, as if I was buying smoked meat at Schwartz! Apparently, they serve it all over Japan, but the Sendai version in apparently the best (That information comes from a very friendly, but probably biased source of mine). So that will be stop number 2 for everyone who comes and visits.


So yeah: I lost weight when I got here, but have quickly gained it back

3 comments:

Angela said...

Truth be told...cow tongue is comfort food for me. I frequently had it as a child. It was mixed in with a thick rice soup base. Chicken noodle soup can still not quite measure up...

-A-

Mom said...

Ta grand-mère faisait bouillir de la langue de boeuf quand j'étais petite.Je ne sais pas si elle le fait encore mais c'était très tendre et le gout exquis.J'ai hâte que tu me fasse découvrir les plaisirs que tu vis si loin de nous.Je t'aime Mom

Maria Escobar said...

Moi qui me magasinait un billet pour le Japon...

je suis une de ces ginger-headed person qui ets incapable d'apprécier ce genre de délicatesse. Il n'y en aura pas à notre marriage sorry.

très bon ton billet pour faire semblant de travailler. Malheureusement, je crois que la technique est connue ici, spécialement dans tous els bureux du gouvernement, depuis un boutte.

je l,ai déjà utilisée, mais en camp de jour, ce qui est tout un exploit: je faisais faire des "suicides" aux enfants, je leur faisait chercher des roches et des branches (et des bouchons de bière) au parc, etc.

bref, la paresse est universelle.