Saturday, August 1, 2015
Supermarket / Japan 3
Still at the fish counter in Kushiro...
A lot of sea creatures and sea-creature products that we don't even recognize.
Salmon jerky, in long stiff strips.
Two different kinds of roe (there were more).
Dark red whale meat (Japan is one of a handful of countries that allow the sale of whale, despite a global ban. They fish it from "research" vessels and say the meat is the "incidental byproduct" of research. Sure, we believe this.)
Tiny whiting, about an inch long, eyes and all. Our American guide, who lived in Japan for many years, said that when his wife was pregnant, she was encouraged to eat lots of whiting for the calcium and other nutrients. She did, but the minute she gave birth she said no more.