2010年12月30日木曜日

what gaijin *don't* eat

My not-really-nearly-neighbour bastish has a semi-regular feature he calls 'what gaijin eat' where he introduces you to different foods (?) he has been adventurous enough to try.

Yesterday K cooked lunch for the girls. Well actually he cooked lunch for everyone but I was rude enough to turn down the offer of a portion.

See, I'm not as adventurous as bastish.

Not nearly as adventurous as K's gourmet offering didn't even require hunting wild animals or giving birth.

It was still not in the realm of things I will eat willingly and when there is something (anything!) else left in the fridge though.

What was this etiquette defying dish you ask?

See for yourself:

Visually appealing little dish isn't it?

Four ingredients.

Pasta is obvious.

Anyone whose been to Japan for more than a day or two will recognise the fermented soy beans.

And the other two ingredients?

A can of tuna in spring water and....

a raw egg.

And not in a carbonara sauce kind of yummy raw egg way.

Noooooooo.

In a cold tuna, cold slimy natto and cold slimey raw egg kind of way.

But you know what? All three of them loved it. So much so that he had to make a second batch.

So who am I to turn up my nose at it.

And it's a pretty healthy protein packed lunch, yeah?

Much better for you than my grilled cheese...

6 件のコメント:

Lily さんのコメント...

You guys are having way too much fun out there in the inaka *lol*
I am just catching up on blogs and you made me laugh too many times.
Hey, how far are you from Karuizawa? I found a CHEAP package at Sundance resort there- crazy like 5000yen for two adults, kids free I think and two meals. I am contemplating taking the boys on a Friday night at the end of January when Masa is in China. Are you game? It is an "experience" promotion.
Sending you and your lovely family love and joy into the New Year (so wishing you exactly what you already have *lol*)

illahee さんのコメント...

omg!!!!


but you know what, my DH and kids would probably scarf that down in a new york minute. i better go hide the computer....

Gina さんのコメント...

I'm with you Heather, think I'd just have preferred the grilled cheese as well. ; )

Awesome that they all enjoyed it so much though. : )

Bryn さんのコメント...

OMG. I think I might vomit. And if I vomited on pasta, that pic is exactly what it would look like!

Xana さんのコメント...

L saw the photo and said "Yummy!" just as I said "eewwww!"

thefukases さんのコメント...

Shocking, huh? And there were seriously o other takers for grilled cheese!

Xana- it must be in the dna, huh?