Saturday, November 17, 2007

Fugu 河豚



Fugu is the Japanese name for blowfish, a fish which has a lethal poison but whose flesh is really delicious. As many things in life, the best and the worst are together, showing the two sides of reality.

Last tuesday, my second day in Tokyo, I went for dinner with Professor Ito, and Naoko and Yuuka came along. The dinner, as you can imagine from my introduction, was fugu. The chosen place, a fugu restaurant in Ueno/Okachimachi.



There we could enjoy a very nice dinner and get up to date in our present and future projects. For me, it was the first time I ate fugu and I can say I really enjoyed it! It was served in many ways: sashimi, fugu nabe (shyabu shyabu style) and with rice porridge afterwards, sake burnt with fugu dried fin, fugu skin with vinegar...





Thanks again to Professor Ito for such a nice evening and hope we can meet again in Japan soon.

3 comments:

Wild Runner said...

Dios, los palillos son una realidad, y no algo que pides en los restaurantes orientales para hacer el chorra un rato!!!

Pásalo bien en Japón y recuerdos a Naoko ;)

martin said...

gonza, traeme algo de por alli, traete un fugu de esos en una bolsica de plastico del mercadona y lo hacemos a la parrilla en el campo de luis...y si no es eso, trame arrrgo, a cambio de la foto...(como idea, te sugiero una camarica de fotos, jjjejejejejee)

Javier said...

alvarito!!! que lleves cuidado con eso, que te puede matar, jajajaja. como a homer. seguro que no te empezaste a encontrar mal después de comértelo? mira a ver que eres muy duro y hace dias que no se nada de ti