7 Bizarre JAPANESE FOODs You Might want to Try #2 [Japan Guide]
Hi, it’s YUKA
This is the second video of 7 food you might want to try in Japan.
In the first video, I shared information about 2 food out of 7.
The first one was chicken sashimi and chicken cartridge.
The second one was suppon, soft shelled turtles. If you haven’t watched it, please click
here to watch it. If you’re on mobile, click card around here.
Today, I’m going to talk about 3 more foods. So, le’fs get started.
Number three Horse Yes, horse.
I know most of you guys have never ever tried horse meat before, though.
In Japan, you can eat horse meat at Izakaya restaurants or specialized horse meat cuisine
restaurants. At restaurants, they serve many kinds of horse
meat dishes including sashimi, grilled, deep fried and pot dish.
Well, myself, I’ve never tried it before. I just don’t want.
Because I used to learn horseback riding and horses are not food for me.
Horses are animal that I love. Anyway, it’s true that horse meat dishes
are really common and popular here in Japan. And it’s getting popular more and more among
women because horse meat contains high protein and low fat. Healthy meat.
And horse meat is often called Sakura niku in Japanese, means cherry blossom meat.
It’s said that the color of meat is similar to the color of cherry blossoms.
Number four Whales Well, I understand this is the controversial
topic. If you ask me whether you can eat whale meat
dishes during your stay in Japan, the answer is yes, you can.
Is it normal to eat whale dishes in Japan? The answer is, it depends on region, though,
no. It’s obvious that whales are not common
food in Japan. Around my parents’ generation and before,
eating whales were normal. Whales were one of the cheap food back then.
I’ve heard that deep fried whales were served as one dish of the school lunch.
When I was little, eating whales were already not common.
It was already an expensive food. And if you ask me whether I’ve ever tried
whale meat dishes, the answer is yes. There are areas where local people eat whales.
I’ve heard that whales are reasonable food over there,
Like I said, you can try whales in Japan. And if you want to try them, you need to go
to the specialized restaurants in big cities. And it’ll be very expensive.
Number five Shiokara Shiokara is salted squid.
It’s fermented squid and its guts. I am sure that most of you guys don’t like
it. I’ve found of a couple of videos and sites
and I checked them. Well, most of the comments in the videos and
sites, well, they just don’t like to eat it or cannot eat it.
Me, I like it. I usually eat shiokara with freshly cooked
rice or I’m going to eat it as it is with dash of lemon while drinking.
I can keep eating rice with shiokara. It’s really good.
And like Shiokara, there is another food that I like eating with rice.
It’s Mentaiko. I’ll show you some other time.
They are spicy and really good. You can try shiokara at Izakaya restaurants.
Or you can buy it at super markets or even convenience stores.
So, if you have a chance and just want to challenge new Japanese food, please try it.
OK, I stop here today. And I’ll make one more video about 7 food
you might want to try in Japan. Well, what do you think about this video?
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