After spending four days in the Kansai area, we headed toward Yoshi's Hometown; Toyama. We got on to the train, ordered our bentos and three hours later... we had arrived. This place far exceeded my expectations, I thought it was going to be just an ordinary small town but I was blown away with the beautiful temples, great food and great people.
Kagechiyo (影千代) from Ninja Hattori-Kun from authors of Doraemon
Toyama is also the birth place of the Doraemon manga authors, an area of Himi City is dedicated to Fujiko- Fujio A and also has a small Ninja Hattori Kun museum. Close by to the musuem is a small fish market by the sea...
Long Leg Crabs - XL size
In the market , there was a small restaurant serving Buri; Known as the King of Toyama Bay, this fish’s name changes with each stage of its life. “Kan-buri”, the yellowtail caught in the coldest season, having just the right balance of fat and caught just before spawning season is a special delicacy. If you are ever in Toyama, this is a must... as the juices in this fish is mad!
The night before we were treat to a massive meal; comprising of the infamous Fugu fish, crab legs, soba noodles, tempura vegetables and tempura shirako or fish sperm. That was no typo...Yes..I ate FISH SPERM! I do not have any pictures of the shirako as I did not know that is was fish sperm till the next day.
So whats the weirdest thing you have eaten ?