2012年1月17日火曜日

yummy cat food

I have lived in Japan for about 11 years now.

I can sit kneeling for hours.

I can eat quail eggs, beans and slippery noodles with chopsticks.

I have slept on a futon and I don't even blink at a Japanese squat toilet.

I eat seaweed, prawn heads, raw fish and fermented natto beans.

But until now I have never eaten these little dried fish.

I don't know why. I guess they just look like cat snacks or something. Or I couldn't imagine that the meat to bone ratio in them would be worth it. A mouth full of dried guts and dried bones and dried fish brains? Mmmmm, no thanks.

But one of my students made this for me and I put it on the table while I made dinner and Meg and Amy started in and just kept eating and eating.

They were raving about how yummy they were.

It got me a little worried that I was missing out on something and the pace they were going I was looking to miss out entirely.

So, without looking at it too hard or thinking too deeply about what I was eating I put one in my mouth.

Closed my eyes and chew, chew, chewed.

Wow.

They are really good!!

In the spirit of full disclosure these had a yummy soy sauce and crystal sugar coating with those red Chinese fruits in there as well. They were really, really moreish.

But I still can't believe I am eating cat food.

It's yummy cat food but it's still cat food.

3 件のコメント:

Crafty Tokyo Mama さんのコメント...

You're way more intrepid than I. After 20 years, I still don't have the guts to try these little guys (pun intended). They are healthy though, I'll say that for 'em!

Little Matt さんのコメント...

A bowl of them would last you a long time, I'd say.
In fact, I think you'd never run out of food with them there.

Hmm, what to have for dinner? Whole dried fish or ..... there's got to be something.... ahh! Boots! We'll have boot stew for dinner!

I can see it now.

Kim さんのコメント...

Yeah, I like them too. But I will never forget the first time I went fishing with a pastor to get them. He used a net in a river. Brought them home and Mrs. fried them up whole. I had no idea what to do with them. But...YUM!