Japanese Crustacean Species 6: Kuruma Ebi/Japanese Imperial Prawn

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Kuruma Ebi, or Japanese Imperial Prwan, is probably the most popular prawn in Japan!
It has different names depending on its size: Saimaki (up to 5 cm), Maki (up to 10cm)

Its season lasts from late Autumn to the end of Winter.
It is found south of Hokkaido Island down to the Indian Ocean until depths of 50 metres.
It had been successfully artificially grown for some time until diseases put a momentary stop.
The prawn has steadily become a rare morsel. Altogether, natural and human raised specimen, the annual catch amounts only to 2,000 tonnes.

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Raw, or

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boiled, they make for great decoration on top of suucculent taste!

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They are very much appreciated a sashimi, especially after having been made to “dance” in Japanese sake!

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Grilled on the stick would tempt many a prawn connoisseur!

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They make for extravagant tempura!

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As sushi Nigiri, they are equally popular raw, or

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boiled!

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In winter enjoy in “nabe”/Japanese pot au feu!

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If you the chance to buy them alive (In Shizuoka, we do have them kicking), put them in a pan with Japanese sake under a lid. Wait until they have grown “quiet”, and prepare them right away!

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KURA: Traditional Japanese Warehouses in Shizuoka Prefecture 26: Shimada City, near Baseball Stadium

“Kura” (in Japanese 蔵 or 倉) means “warehouse” or “Storehouse”.
In traditional Japan, especially during the Edo Era, as most of buildings and urba/village structures were made of wood, fires were the bane of society by and large.
However well-protected a fire would consume a house or buildings and all its properties within minutes.
Hence a special building or warehouse was needed to protect goods and properties against such a catastrophe.
But erecting a storehouse solely made of concrete, stones and some metal cost a vast amount of silver and gold and only rich merchants and nobility could afford them. Even castles could not be built entirely of stone then.

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The other day, as I was exploring the south side of Shimada City JR Railway Station I discovered another kura, white this time, just standing next to Ykoi Factory and its enormous red-brick warehouse!

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By individual home standards the two-storey kura was big!

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The ancient door is still in good functional state!

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Actually it has two main doors, a bit unusual fact which probably means the inside is divided into two distinct rooms.

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For all its apparent grime, the building is very sound as shown by the straight alignment of the “hooks”!

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I would say it is still used as a large farm equipment shed!

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American Gastronomy: Lamb and Blue Cheese Hamburger at Tequila’s Diner in Shizuoka City!

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Service: Shy but very friendly
Equipment & Facilities: Good general cleanliness. Excellent washroom
Prices: Reasonable to slightly expensive but very good value
Strong points: Tex-Mex gastronomy of superior quality. Doubles up as bar in evenings.

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Tequila’s Diner in Shichiken Cho (near Aoba Park Street) has become a real institution when it comes to American gastronomy, hamburgers in particular.
The latter are always 100% beef, generally American.
The food might sound a bit pricey at first, but the generous portions, the fully garnished dishes and the health of all makes more for an extremely good value.
Moreover the patties are always made with knife-chopped meat giving a real bite to a whole hamburger you enjoy at easy pace!

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I had ordered something different when I belatedly noticed the summer limited treat on the blackboard overhead at the counter (lucky me as I wouldn’t have noticed since I usually sit in the small “lodge” outside!): lamb and blue cheese hamburger!
I just had the time to notify Chef Chihiro Okamato who took it easily in his stride!

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The lamb and blue cheese hamburger both available at lunch and dinner!
Note the big fresh green salad!
The bun is baked by a local baker!

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If you don’t want too much salt on your potato chips tell the staff beforehand! Actually a kids’ set is available with reduced salt on the potatoes!

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The New Zealand lamb patty with the blue cheese and more vegetables for a great balance!

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Knife-chopped meat patty.
This has nothing to do with soft meat you gulp down at cheap diners.
You need a knife to cut it if you do not eat it with your hands!
I like my meat with a real bite or else!

Incidentally Tequila’s Diner is not all hamburgers, far from it!
Check their ONLINE MENU!
No wonder you can expect more articles!

TEQUILA’S DINER
Chef Chihiro Okamoto

420-0035 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Shichiken Cho, 8-6 (near Aoba Park Street), ACT 7, 1F
Tel.: 054–255-7595
Business hours: 12:00~14:00, 18:00~24:00
HOMEPAGE
FACEBOOK
Small and big parties welcome on reservations
Small outside lodge can be made non-smoking
Kids’ special lunch (with little salt) available!

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Shizuoka Craft beer: Baird Beer Bay Steam Lager at Beer No Yokota in Shizuoka City!

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Service: Very friendly if a bit shy
Facilities: Very clean. Superb toilets for a pub!
Prices: Appropriate
Strong Points: Baird Beer! Other Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan and overseas beers on the tap.
Entirely non-smoking!

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The other day I paid a long overdue visit to Beer no Yokota Pub in Shizuoka City!
They are famous all over town and far beyond for serving all kinds of craft beers on the tap.

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The menu does change regularly.
These days apart of Baird Beer (Shuzenji) they also serve Hansharo/Kuraya Narsawa Brewery (Izu no Kuni City) and Aoi Beer (Shizuoka City) as well as craft beers from Niigata, Morioka, Shiga and Mie and one from America!

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The place is entirely non-smoking, a major plus when tasting craft beer!

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I took the opportunity to taste the Bay Steam Lager by Baird Beer!

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Served on tap
Barley, barley malt, hop, sugars, live yeast
Unfiltered
Alcohol/ABV: 5%
Bubbles: fine bubbles shortish head, white color
Clarity: slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered), very clean
Color: Deep orange color
Aroma: dry and fruity. Oranges, Biscuits
Taste: deep and fruity attack with a soft approach.
Complex. Biscuits, bread, hints of oranges.
Lingers long enough for true tasting before departing on a comparatively dry and soft note.

Overall: another intriguing craft beer by Baird Beer!
Soft on the palate and complex.
A craft beer you feel very content to drink on its own for its sole value.
Both genders of any age will appreciate it!

BEER NO YOKOTA PUB
420-0031 Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Gofuku-Cho, 2-5-12 (2 minutes on foot from Gofuku Cho Scramble. Check map on homepage)
Tel.: 054-255-3683
Opening hours: 17:00~24:00 (from 15:00 on weekends and National Holidays)
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

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Cafe: O-cha Bokko in Ieyama, Kawane Cho, Shimada City!

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Service: very friendly and ever smiling
Equipment & facilities: basic but very clean
Prices: very reasonable
Strong points: home-made cakes. Crafts

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The other day when I visited my good friend Osamu Kurosawa/黒澤修さん in Ieyama, kawane-Cho, Shimada City he told me I had to pay a visit to a good friend of his, Mr. Fujio Hino/飛野藤雄さん, who, after retirement, opened a very original cafe 9 years ago along a mountain road overlooking Ieyama!

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The place looks like a pyramid having landing out of nowhere all surrounded with artifacts made from natural products and finds!

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In good weather you can avoid the crowded interior and relax outside!

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For cat lovers?

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The atelier at the back!

Mr. Hino is more of a hobby artist than of a cafe entrepreneur!
Only coffee, tea and soft drinks are available, but if you give him a phone call beforehand you can bring you own alcohol (that he enjoys much, too!) and even your own food!

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Succulent Japanese-style cake with Kawane=Cho green tea!

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And the home-made chiffon cake is a real beauty!

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Apparently many famous people left their signatures!

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A minuscule counter for about 6 people right in the middle of an atelier!

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Take your time and a good look at all the real and cute objets d’art created with local natural products!

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A game for the kids!

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Now, what is this?

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Mr. Hino is capable to create real-life insects with hemp palm (棕櫚 in Japanese)!

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He made those two just for me!

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Don’t forget to look around!
A pagoda still in its making!

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Pine cone owls everywhere!

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Do pay him a visit any time!
The most original cafe in the whole Shizuoka Prefecture!

O-Cha Bokko Cafe
Owner: Mr. Fujio Hino/飛野藤雄

428-0104 Shimada City, Kawane Cho, Ieyama, 1806-15 (400 m above Owada Station along the Oigawa Railway Line.)
The SL Train will run past it at 10:20, 11:07 and 12:14
tel.: 09054977728
Opening hours: 10:00~18:00
Closed on Wednesdays
Small car park available
BLOG (Japanese)

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Japanese Crustacean Species 5: Ise Ebi/Japanese Spiny Lobster

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Ise Ebi, or Japanese Spiny Lobster is one the Spiny lobster varieties so popular all over the World.
The Japanese variety is smaller, or more precisely is more popular under a certain size.

Also called Kamakura Ebi, it is caught off the shores of Chiba, Wakayama, Mie and Shizuoka Prefectures.

The best specimens are aught in Winter, although imported lobsters can be found at other seasons.

The annual catch is fairly stable at 1,000 tonnes a year.
Imprted specimens account for 10,000 tonnes, mainly from Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.
In the case they are also called Minami/South Ebi.

The Japanese appreciate their lobsters raw.

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As o-tsukuri/sashimi plate they are quite spectacular!

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For a closer look!

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And of course as sushi nigiri!

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Of course it is much appreciated in Western-style gastronomy!

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Saga Sake Tasting: One Cup Series 1) Koimawari Brewery-NOMANNE THE SAGA Junmai

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The other day once again thanks to her husband, my good friend Atsuko Kurata offered me this one cup sake from saga Prefecture!
This particular sake brewed by Koimawari Brewery a junmai!

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Koimawari is a world famous pottery created in saga Prefecture, Kyushu Island!
Incredibly enough the brewery of the same name produces a special series of 5 one cup sake served in authentic koimawari pottery, all in different design!
A real collector’s item!

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“Nomanne” stands for “let’s enjoy a drink” in local dialect!
“The Saga” is an interesting pun referring to the name of the Prefecture!

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Rice : Saga no Hana
Rice milled down to 65%
Alcohol: 15 degrees
Bottled in June 2015

Clarity: very clear
Color: faint golden hue, a little smoky due to the presence of white lees
Aroma: dry and fruity. Chocolate,
Body: fluid
Taste: dry and very fruity attack backed up a little junmai petillant.
Complex. Apples, pears, citruses with late hints of nuts and chestnuts.
Varies little with but for a drier turn.
Lingers for a little while before departing with more notes of dry citruses and dark chocolate.

Overall: a charming and elegant sake.
Should please of lovers of dry and fruity sake!
Quite complex at room temperature.
Would do well with cheese in particular!
Not only a great pottery design but also a lovely sake!

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-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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