Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Weird Things I Found in the Supermarket

I'm hesitant to post this, because John's parents are coming to visit in under 2 months, and mine less than a month later, and they're all already convinced that Japanese food is weird and strange and they're all going to starve. As we know, and they'll soon realise, most Japanese food is delicious and safe and not scary at all. However, there is some very strange stuff lurking around. Evidence:

I think these are hearts. Or some kind of bizarre innards anyway.

Chicken gristle

Freaky sea monster.

Sea urchin. It'd have to be a lot cheaper than half price to tempt me.

OK, so this was at a sushi bar, not the supermarket, but it's massive octopus tentacle sushi. We actually ate this one (as opposed to all the ones above). It was tasty enough but too chewy and the suckers kind of popped as you bit them. Gross.

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  1. These things all look yucky lol!! Maybe i'd like them more if they were in cute animal shapes haha!!

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    1. Haha maybe I would too! They look yucky to me as well!

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  2. That freaky sea monster looks like a Fukushima-radiated pineapple. o_0

    PS: I'm not fond of seafood. Which makes life in Japan slightly tricky at times.

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    1. You are not wrong there. The people choosing to eat it certainly must have had their brains fried by something at some point!

      I go through phases with seafood. I mostly love it, but only with in acceptable limits (no bones, nothing too creepy, no shellfish). Japan's making me braver!

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    2. oh crap... with that comment, you girls made me sound like I've got my brain fried....

      p.s. I do eat brains. Not now. Yonks ago. Hard to find a decent cow's brains nowadays. Kids are choosy (and squeamish) about what they eat and I somehow blame it on McD! ;p

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    3. Haha I've eaten brain before too, in an Indian curry. It was OK but a bit squishy!!

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    4. PS - Maybe it's all that hot Malaysian sun that fried your brain!

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    5. yeah... running around under the sun didn't help much either. I'm fried and shrivelled all the way! LOL

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  3. Why would anyone want to eat fishy rubber? That means mussels and similar shellfish as well as your octopus tentacle - otherwise I'll give most things a try - not so sure about Dad though!!!

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    1. Haha I'm sure Dad'll be fine! Although we went to Matsushima today...I think he better take a packed lunch when you go, far too many oysters!

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