To tell the truth, there are countless cup foods in Japan. Every year, not only new flavors, but also new cup foods such as risotto, pasta or rice are released.
Unfortunately, they do not sale outside of Japan.
Today, we introduce interesting and unique Japanese cup foods!
“Kaki” means oyster. This is smoked oyster. These oysters are not made in Japan. Japanese oysters are usually bigger and more flavorful.
If you ate Japanese oysters, you can not eat foreign oysters anymore!
This is already dipped into olive oil. I didn’t feel much smoky.
I guess this is for snacks that would go well with Sake like Muroka (unfiltered) or Genshu (unpasteurized ).
It tastes like Ajillo (Spanish style garlic seafoods) when warm up.
If it had a spicy, I thought it would make the drink go further.
Hoya de Ajillo
“Hoya” is a sea squirt.
It’s a specialty of Miyagi Prefecture, Tohoku, but I’ve actually never eaten it either. It’s disgusting, right?!😨
It is written “The taste of mother’s home cooking”. Sure?!
Oh…horrible…this is too strong and distinct flavor to eat ,sorry mothers of Miyagi😣
“Asari” means clams. This is smoked clam with olive oil as same as Kaki first.
This is a snack that goes well with whiskey, shochu and beer also.
If I were them, I would eat with mellow sake, though.
Mmm…This is my opinion, but I thought the clams were better steamed with sake than smoked.
Today I’ve introduced three canned clams. Next, I’d like to introduce you to some of Japan’s unique canned fish.