Last night, for once the Missus and I quickly agreed to pay a visit to our favourite izakaya, Uzu, in Shizuoka City.
The place is renown all over the Prefecture for serving food prepared with ingredients coming almost exclusively from our Prefecture.
I thought it better to introduce the dishes in separate postings to make it easier for friends to choose which one to read according to their culinary, diet preferences!

This sashimi/raw meat is venison, that is the meat of a deer.
That particular deer was culled up in the mountains near the Abe River in Umegashima, Shizuoka City. Their number have to be controlled as they tend to overreproduce too quickly to the detriment of the ecological and economic balance of the region.

The sashimi/carpaccio was served with freshly grated wasabi grown along the Abe River, freshly grated garlic and chopped leeks. The soy sauce served with it was of the sweet light kind.

As for the venison, it has a light gamey flavour to it. It was extremely tender and almost sweet,

A treat!

UZU
Shizuoka City, Otowa-cho, 3-18
Tel.: 054-249-6262
Business hours: 17:00=23:00
Closed on Mondays and first Tuesday
Reservations recommended
Credit cards OK
HOMEPAGE (Japanese, but have a look at the pics!)

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