Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Food Porn: Enkai Edition

Waiting on arrival: on the left there is a green seaweed salad, the covered bowl contained some vegetables, the three part plate was a mushroom/something else salad, a fish roll with a piece of carrot cut like a maple leaf, and an edamame puree topped with a spot of umeboshi. On the right is a bowl of sashimi (raw fish) that was brought out just after we sat down (octopus, tuna, shrimp), and a soy sauce dip.

Some panko (large Japanese breadcrumbs) coated fried skewers of fish, chicken, and different vegetables, with a thick miso-ketchup-y type dip.

A shredded cabbage salad with sesame dressing

I'm not sure what type of fish this was (carp maybe?). It tasted good but the skin was quite salty.

Chinese-style fried chicken wings, with garlic stuffed just under the skin

A fried beansprout/ham mix, topped with an omelette and demiglace sauce

Good old miso soup, two pieces of shrimp tempura sushi, and pickled ginger

Finally, green tea ice-cream. I'm going to be so sad when I return to the UK and it's not available there, I love it.


And then I just went ahead and exploded.

9 comments:

Cammy said...

It's all so pretty and colorful, isn't it? Makes it that much more tempting, I'm sure.

Once Upon A Dieter said...

I can't eat seafood (and even when I could years ago prior to bad allergy developed, I didn't eat it raw), but the shredded cabbage salad and the omelette on the ham/bean sprout thingies looked really yumsy to me.

It looked like a fun sort of way to eat out--and then explode, yes. :)

The Princess

new*me said...

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Poonie said...

Oh my gosh, that looks so good, I love Japanese food. I love the green tea ice cream too. I've had it in Japanese restaurants in the UK, although it's probably not as good.

Wallowgirl said...

All that food looks so good! I am off Japanese food for now. But your pics brings back lovely memories. :)

Ready Maid said...

As a travel writer who occasionally gets slotted for a culinary tour, I can identify with your "situation" of having to sit through long dinners full of tempting delicacies.

You have already utilized one of my primary strategies for not stuffing myself silly: I take LOTS of pictures AND I usually ask to interview the chef.

While everybody else is eating, I'm acting like a working foodie, documenting the meal for print, not for confession.

Mama Bear June said...

Lovely photos. I went to the link from your comment on my blog and it went to your old blog. I posted a comment under the bike post. :-)

One thing I do NOT miss about Japan is the raw fish food. I did love living there, though.
Path to Health

missouri_gal said...

The food looks great, even the poor "carp!"

dadivastreet said...

It looks delish! I too love the green tea ice cream!