Sunday, November 30, 2008

Dinner @ Fijisan's Foothill

Note the sashimi at the top of picture, the white flesh, they were soooo fresh and delicious I wanted to have them all to myself. They exuded essence of the sea without a hint of fishiness and so so sweet. I didn't want to mar the taste by dipping them in wasabi/soy sauce, so, for the first time I had sashimi straight.

This is the fish who sacrified for the culinary best of this Japan trip.

Assorted sushi paled in the light of the sashimi but I love them all the same, probably just for the rice beneath.

Three types of grilled fish.

Perfect tempura, so light that I had 4 helpings. Lucky me, I am yet to come across bad, soggy tempura in Japan.
There were lots of other food that didn't leave any particularly fond recollections so I omitted them...but wait, I am not about to forget this...

This was from our breakfast the next morning, I mentioned this because this 'hot spring' egg is one breakfast item we don't like to miss. I am not sure if it is cooked in hot spring but it is the most perfect half-boiled I ever tasted anywhere and it is served cold. The texture of the egg white and yolk is unbelievable. Crack the egg into a very light soy dressing, slurp it in a mouthful or two (no chewing required) and let the smooth silky delicacy slide down the throat. So good...

7 comments:

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

aiyoh...thats one heck of a fresh sashimi!!

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

One word: WOW!!!

daisyfused said...

i'm having me some japanese tonight!

hmph!

DonDon said...

OMG!! I WANT!!

a feast, everyday said...

joe, straight out fr the sea..

terri, we two would hv a fight over it

df, in Shanghai....

don, yumz, sooo good...:p

Precious Pea said...

Tears streaming down my eyes when I saw the sashimi platter...then I spotted sea urchin and the way you described the egg....I so not going to let Hubby get away from his excuses this time!

a feast, everyday said...

p pea, so sorry to make u cry...did u check out the recent fare in MAS to Japan? Roughly RM2000/pax both ways! go for it!