Sunday, May 13, 2007

Baby fish, Chirimen-jako or Shirasu in Japanese

Baby fish, Chirimen-jako or Shirasu in Japanese
These are called Chirimen-jako, or Shirasu in Japanese, baby fish. They are boiled with salt and dried outside, exposure to the natural light.

They are also healthy food, full of calcium. We usually eat them with grated Japanese radish and some drops of soy sauce and vinegar.

9 Comments:

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At 4:20 PM, Blogger Emily Lin said...

I can read katagana and hiragana but not kanji :p Interesting photo.

Have a nice day in Tokyo.

 
At 11:06 PM, Blogger macky said...

emily,
Thanks for the comment.(コメントありがとう)
You can really read katakata and hiragana? Fantastic!!

 
At 8:24 AM, Blogger NDS said...

Sounds good to me.

 
At 3:05 PM, Blogger Ben said...

mouth watering post! another my favourite thing.

 
At 8:19 PM, Blogger macky said...

nds,
Have you tried it??

ben,
Oh, I made your mouth watering again! I prefer soft chirimen-jako on hot boiled rice with a little soy sauce.

By the way, I sometimes make Udon in the morning, using Katsuo-bushi, Souda bushi(宗田節), Saba-bushi and Sanma-bushi. The combination really taste delicious!!

 
At 3:07 AM, Blogger JijiN3k0 said...

I saw it on ice cream once but wouldn't that taste funny? I never tried it BTW so I don't really know what it tastes like in the first place. I like your description though.

 
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At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Juliette said...

This sounds tasty! I never have tried it, but it I hope to visit Tokyo next summer, and this is going to be the first thing I put in my mouth. First Chirimen-jako, than air. :-)

 

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