スウエーデンの面白いものたち


by nyfiken
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Food in Japan during my holiday.

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I flied to Hakodate,


Hokkaido from Haneda Tokyo domestic airport.It took only about one hour. Sun shined TOkyo to snow falling hokkaido. When I got off from shuttle bus from airport to the station, I could not walk with my boot from Stockholm. I walked so slowly. I came to Hakodate to eat sushi, but only 800 meter from station to the market...the road was slippery."What a long way to come over here from Stockholm, just 800 meter last distance to goal, how far it looks like due to icy earth. "Two local old ladies were talking "You know the sands are near the station, why no one try to throw those sands for tourists." Well, I know Japanese everything is from top down, so someone must order to do so. Anyway I managed to walk to the market with full of my concentration just in order to eat sushi from the morning.It was nearly 10 am.well.Swedish time is 6 pm.So it does not matter.

Hakodate has hot spring and real good sushi. They sell famous hokkaido crab and also many alived huge crab is walking inside of water tank. )their walking figure does not give us good apetite.....so better not see before eating..and real caviar, good quality of northern fish, salmon, toro, fresh abalone, fresh ...

I sat at sushi restaurant. tHEY remember me. "One year has passed! " they said. Yes. One year before I was there just on the Christmas. I asked them how had been business? They said " Economy is not so super..."

But they keep fresh abalone, あわび。Fresh awabi, abalone is very famous in Japan. Especially Ezo awabi from Matumae, Hakodate is so delicious. Sorry I am not vegetalian. There we can eat one Abalone sushi, cheaper than one piece of ordinary frozen squid sushi in Stockholm. Of course I never missed any chances.


Fresh Hotate, Japanese scallop
In European cuisine, scallops are often prepared in the form of a quiche or cooked and then set into a savoury custard. In Japanese cuisine, scallops may be served in soup or prepared as sashimi or sushi. Dried scallop is known in Cantonese Chinese cuisine as conpoy (乾瑤柱, 乾貝, 干貝).

In a sushi bar, hotategai (帆立貝, 海扇) is the traditional scallop on rice, and while kaibashira (貝柱) may be called scallops, it is actually the adductor muscle of any kind of shellfish, e.g. mussels, oysters, or clams.

Fresh Uni, Bafun Uni=sea uchine is the best there. So called bafun uniI 。Uni is best of all.

I order fresh NIshin, "Onesan, you are lucky, normally Sill nishin fresh fish is not avairable like this. " Yes. I know. I do not know any other restaurant that I can eat real fresh nishin sill sushi. Fresh oyster. Well. In Japan fresh oyster is rather big, and I am sorry to say, Oyster from France, Denmark and Sweden taste better. Sorry. Especially when we eat raw. I order TOro, tuna. That is fine. TO eat best tuna sashimi, I had to wait to eat in Aomori. While I ate such a wonderful sushi, I thought once a year, why I did not drink Japanese sake. Swedish time is 6pm, so I decided to have nice sake with them. I asked onesan, they said " Hakkaisan from Niigata is not bad."It was exellent.

After eating all those sushi, I left the restraurant, then went to station. I still saw squid kartoon since Hakodate is famous for squid, on the bus from airport to hakodate station I saw the very interesting advertisement "Squid cake" it sounds interesting, I just wonder they use squid to bake a cake, or just a shape. No I found another product, squid chocolate. So Japanese are genius to make anything possible. Octopus cake, chocolate.

What I like about Japanese, they have no hesitence to make products. whille other country, "Let`s make a new product so called squid cake!ika youkan .
This could not be so approciated by Swedish or Norwegian or finish unfortunately.
Especially swedish childeren will never touch squid cake.




On the contrary, they even produced squid cake and chocolate, and make squid dance for festival parade.

Strange but they love to do something positive with certain pride. Our town produce squid, so how we should sell squid. Hakodate station I did not see this time joking from the chief director`s message. "Do not you forget anything?" Wasuremono wa naikai? And Naikai?`s ika part was specially marked with squid kartoon.

In fact swedish are very afraid of eating squid and octopus unless they have lived in ITaly or Spain, so those Ika and tako are not their favorite unfortunately. I grew up with my parents who even served Ika sashimi raw squid from the breakfast. (Now I wonder how my parents used to serve me such a thing.)Anyway this is a matter of food culture from where and which part of Japan you grow up.My parents are seafood lovers and eat fish and vege. more than meat just as other oldern Japanese.

I ate as much as i could sushi in Hakodate. Once a year.. I forgot about my dieting, I looked at my face on mirror at the station. My face looked like puppy fish. Round. Tourists mentality, after this journy I can start dieting, so while I am in Japan, forget about dieting. Of course my parents complained about that @As usual, how fat I looked like this time. Yes. I ate swedish christmas buffet so called Japanese say viking twice..and more and more. I know I have to start dieting and start walking and exercising. Well Even fish during winter in the northern sea, they are fat and delicious. ....Good excuse to eat nice food....I am very difficult to eat bad food, but bad food means what...I left Hakodate with full of nice sushi memory.



The train connect Hokkaido island and Honshu island go through tunnel under the sea water.
by nyfiken | 2010-01-19 22:35