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Gastronomic Destinations: France-Bretagne (2): Saturday Market in Rennes

Rennes in Bretagne is a big city and is considered the capital of the whole region!
It a big population to feed and a big market is held there every Saturday with more than 300 shops selling their wares indoors and outdoors!
It is definitely worth a slow visit!
Let’s have a look at what could be found during the last Saturday of August!

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Melons from Southern France!
Of course, not all products were local, but they were all French!

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Mirabelles from Lorraine!

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Nectarines from the Gard!

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Local vegetables!

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Garlic and echalottes!

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Bretagne is the biggest producer of artichokes!

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Black figs from the South!

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Watermelons from the South!

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Tomatoes!

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Celeriac!

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Lettuce!

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Olives from the South!

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Dried fruit!

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Pimentoes and paprika!

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Onions!

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Cauliflower!

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Broccoli and romanesco!

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Potimarron pumpkins!

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Bretagne was the first to grow strawberries domestically in the World in the 18th Century!

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More pumpkins!

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More pimentoes and paprikas!

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Wild cep mushrooms form the South!

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Wild chanterelles!

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Violet turnips, celeriac and frizzled cabbage!

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Cheese!

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Pork!

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More cheese!

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Quiches!

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More pork!

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Pizzas and pies!

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Terrines!

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Rabbit (center!)!

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Beef!

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Sausages!

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More terrines and sausages!

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More of the same!

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Chinese cuisine!

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Couscous!

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Local craft beers!

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Whole roasted chickens!

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Traditional bonbons!

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Incredible cheese!

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Local traditional jams!

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Traditional confectioner in Breton costume!

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Beignets!

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Candied fruit!

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Looked so delicious!

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Rock crabs!
More than half of Bretagne is washed by the sea!

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Busy stand!

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Lobsters!

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Mussles!

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Seafood galore!

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Pumpkins and zucchini of all shapes!

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Beautiful eggplants!

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Fish galore!

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Crabs and lobsters!

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More cheese!
So elegant!

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Escargots!

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Bio bread!

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Street music!

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Succulent plants! Not for food!

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More succulent plants!

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Cacti!

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Traditional Breton cakes!

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And radishes to take away!
Mind you there also a lot of flowers on sale!

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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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Local Shizuoka Fish at Parche Fish Market in Shizuoka City! Bigfin Reef Squid & Mullet

Due to work and trips away I hadn’t ad much time to check what local fish and seafood was available at the Parche market inside Shizuoka JR Station! A couple of weeks and a changing weather can make quite a difference!

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Aoriika/あおりいか/Bigfin Reef squid at 238 ywn per 100g. Squid is never cheap, but this is expensive, even in Shizuoka!
Bora/ぼら/Mullet at 58 yen per 100g. Quite fish although their roe can easily fetch 20~30 times that price!
Mame aji/豆アジ/very young horse mackerel at 173 yen per 100 g. Not cheap either, but this is a seasonal delicacy!
All from the Suruga Bay!

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Bora/ぼら/Mullet!

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Mame aji/豆アジ/very young horse mackerel!

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Aoriika/あおりいか/Bigfin Reef!

That was for the super fresh fish and seafood!
Let’s look at the other offerings!

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Kuromutsu/黒むつ/Black gnomefish!

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Kamasu/かます/Barracuda! Sorry for the fuzzy picture, I was banged into by another customer!

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Urumeiwashi/うるめいわし/Round Herring!

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Shindouika/シンドウイカ/Loliolus (Nipponololig) japonica Hoyle,1885! A Japanese squid variety!

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Ebodai/えぼ鯛/Wart perch!

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Shiromebaru/白メバル/White Japanese sea perch!

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Tobiuo/とびうお/Flying fish!

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Higetara/ひげたら/Snubnose brotula. A rare and succulent fish in japan! Still cheap in Shizuoka!

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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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More Seafood and Fish At Parche Supermarket in Shizuoka City: With new Bonito/Katsuo!

Monday is one of the best days of the week to check what’s just arrived in the morning at the fish 6 seafood counters in Parche Market inside JR Shizuoka Station!
A single week can sometimes mean a great difference in availability!

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Where shall we start? LOL

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The mixed batch of the day!

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Hirame/平目/sole, kurodai/黒鯛/japanese black porgy, Ishigaki/石垣, Onigochi/オニゴチ/a variety of sand borer, Aka kasago/赤カサゴ/Rockfish, Marbled rockfish, Scorpionfish, Iso kasago/磯カサゴ/A veariety of rockfish, Kawahagi/皮はぎ/Filefish, Madai/真鯛/Japnese seabream, Anago/あなご/Conger eel (only this one from Chiba prefeture, all the thers form Shizuoka prefecture!), Koshyo/コショウ/Crescent sweetlips, Houbou方々/Red robin, Mejina/メジナ/Largescale Blackfish, Umazura/ウマズラ/a large variety of filefish, Hirasuzuki/A variety of sea blackbasss, Isaki/イサキ/Chicken grunt!

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A fish which made Shizuoka famous!

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First bonito/katsuo/鰹 of the year from Numazu harbor!

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Sazae/turbo shellfish/サザエ!

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From Numazu harbor!

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Nagarami/ながらみ/Umbonium giganteum sea snail!

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Okoze/オコゼ/Scorpion fish!

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Iseebi/伊勢海老/lobster!

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Freshly-caught sakuraebi/桜えび/Cherry shrimps from Yui!

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Not cheap, even by shizuoka standards!

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Buri/鰤/yellowtail!

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From Ito City in Izu Peninsula!

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Amadai/甘鯛/tilefish!

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Akamutu/赤ムツ/Rosy seabass!

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Kurodai/黒鯛/Japanese black porgy!

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Isaki/イサキ/Chicken grunt!

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Hobou/方々/red robin gurnard!

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A beautiful fish: Aka isaki/赤イサキ/Red chicken grunt!

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Kawahagi/かわはぎ/Filefish!

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Kuro Mebaru/黒めばる/Black Japanese sea perch!

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Shiromebaru/白めばる/White Japanese sea perch!

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Kaiwari/かいわり/Whitefin trevally

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Onikasago/オニカサゴ/Devil scorpion fish!

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Iskasago/磯カサゴ/a variety of scorpion fish/rockfish!

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Aka kasago/赤カサゴ/Red rockfish!

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Shindouika/シンドウイカ/Japanese squid from Numazu harbor!

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Hirasaba/平鯖/Chub mackerel,Pacific mackerel,Blue mackerel from Numazu harbor!

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Shirasu/シラス/Sardine whiting and sakuraebi/桜えび/Cheery shrimps caught this morning in Yui!

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Aoriika/アオリイカ/Bigfin Reef Squid!

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From Numazu harbor!

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Madai/真鯛/Japanese seabream sashimi from Numazu harbor!

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Horame/平目/sole sashimi!

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Nagarami/ながらみ/Umbonium giganteum sea snail!

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Beautiful Fish! can you guess what they are?

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Probably the most famous fish in shizuoka prefecture!

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Kinmedai/金眼鯛/Splendid Alfonsino!

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Another beautiful but totally different fish!

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Sagoshi/サゴシ/Another name for Sawara/鰆/Japanese Spanish mackerel Double nationality?)!

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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

More Seafood & Fish at Parche Supermarket in Shizuoka City!-And a Fantastic Crab!

As I said before, now is the time to have a good look (and buy) seafood and fish at the big supermarket in Parche, Shizuoka JR Station, in Shizuoka City, especially local!
And once again II did find some thinsgs of great interest as usual!

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It was in early afternoon away from the thick morning and late afternoon crowds!

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taka Ashi Gani/Japanese spider crab!

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These are comparatively small specimen as the Japanese spider crab is the biggest (legs and all. The biggest body belongs to the Tasmania Crab!) crab in the world!
Although they can be found elsewhere in Japan, the largest specimens are found in Suruga Bay off Heda (part of Numazu City9 in Izu Peninsula!

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Very long tachiuo/Scabbard fish from Yui, Shimizu, Shizuoka City!

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Not really cheap, but a succulent fish, raw or cooked! A popular choice at local sushi shops!

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Small cuttle fish/Ko ika from Numazu!

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They are probably all family!

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matodai/John dory, St. Peter’s fish!

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Umazurahagi/A large variety of Filefish also called Black scraper!

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Himekari, a very deep sea fish caught in Numazu! Rare!

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Meitakarei/Ridge-eyed flounder caught on sand bottoms off yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

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Gastronomic Destinations: Kanazawa City 3: Ohmichou Market-近江町マーケット!

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Crabs, crabs, crabs!

The Ohmichou market is certainly one of the most famous spots in Kanazawa City!
It was established 300 odd years ago during the Japan Feudal Times and is still striving!
For more information read one of their homepages I included at the bottom of this article! No less than 5 languages! Great promotion that some places should take good note of!

Alright, let me take you along during my first ever visit last week!

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One of the many entrances to the market. Note the curtain to keep the cold out!

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Past the entrance!

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Naturally, Tengu, the biggest meat company in town has its shop inside!

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Ishikawa Prefecture is famous for its vegetables!

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But seafood is the main attraction!

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Very expensive crabs, many of them still alive!

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More crabs and shrimps!

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Sweet shrimps!

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Enormous oysters!

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Aori Ika/Bigfin Reef Squid!

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Big and fresh shiitake mushrooms!

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Yellowtail/Buri!

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Boiled octopus!

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Local vegetables for every day food!

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Naturally, there are many restaurants inside, especially on the second floor, offering super fresh seafood in particular!

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Wasabi from Shizuoka (cheap variety from Izu, though!)!

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Beautifully colored cute little cauliflowers!

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Lily roots and taro roots/satoimo!

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All kinds of freshly fried food are available for immediate consumption and enjoyment!

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We were particularly interested in this famous shop for a quick morning snack!

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Octopus and beef Croquettes!

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Remember this noren/curtain! We definitely recommend the place!

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Hot sweet shrimp croquette!

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Hot beef croquette!

OHMICHOU MARKET/近江町マーケット

JAPANESE HOMEPGAE</strong>
ENGLISH HOMEPAGE
CHINESE HOMEPAGE</strong>
CHINESE (TAIWANESE) HOMEPAGE
KOREAN HOMEPAGE

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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

Organic Vegetables from Shizuoka Prefecture with Aritsune Akutsu!

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My market of the day!
Top left to right: green kohlrabi, dark orange-violet carrots, golden carrots, black daikon.
Bottom left to right: Hinosai turnips, red ginger.

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Aritsune Atsuku is the link that all true producers wish to make their vegetables known and sell them.
Aritsune is always on the look out for producers who grow great organic vegetables and help them sell them with the ones he and his produce themselves.
He has a shop, “Real Food market” in Baban-Cho (report to come soon!), Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, but toady he was selling the products of 5 farmers from Fujieda City and Fujinomiya City on the basement floor of Isetan Department Store in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, to try and reach a larger clientele and persuade consumers that the quality of the healthy vegetable he was selling was worth their price!

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Aristune has a true passion for healthy food and organic vegetables in particular, although he is not a vegetarian.
Let’s have a look at what he was selling today!

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Hinosai turnip and red daikon!
Not only he promotes good organic vegetables but also ones that are still rare in Japan!

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Red daikon and golden carrots!

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Golden carrots!

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Romaine lettuces!

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Red ginger!

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Reasonable prices for such rare organic vegetables!

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Dark red violet carrots in the middle!

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Violet Mustard leaves and Pak Shi Coriander!

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Green kohlrabi!

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Violet daikon!

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Another type of violet daikon!

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Organic rice!

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Customers could taste them raw or buy them steamed with rice onsite!

You can find and buy the same at:

REAL FOOD MARKET AKUTSU
Aritsune Akutsu
Mobile: 080-6902-0456
E-mail: akutuaritune@gmail.com
420-0864 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Baban-Cho, 91
Tel. & Fax: 054-221-4046
Opening hours: 10:00~19:00
Closed on Tuesdays

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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

Railway Stations in Shizuoka Prefecture 2: Shizuoka City JR Station

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What is this fish called at Parche Market inside Shizuoka City JR Station?
Scroll down for the answer!

Shizuoka City JR (Japanese railways) Station is a fairly big one, even by Japanese standards as it situated in the very middle of Japan and sees untold numbers of travelers!

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North Exit!

Shizuoka City is divided into three distinct Wards: Aoi Ku in the North, Suruga Ku in the South, and Shimizu Ku in The East.
When I arrived in Shizuoka City in 1976 it was still a shambles of a station all wooden planks and steel frames. But in 1977 it saw its first face-lifting with the creation of Parche Department Store above the Station.

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South exit!

Before Parche was open there was not communication between the north and south exits and you had to pay a platform ticket if you were in a hurry, but now, the exits are only 30 second walk from each other and that fact has helped develop the southern half of the city.
The station and its surroundings have since seen a lot of modifications resulting in a fairly modern and clean railway station.
It is worth visiting as it includes so many shops and stores.
I will spare you from the ubiquitous chain diners, coffee shops et al and show you what is worth a stop or at least the reason for it!

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Great sandwiches at Subway, just on the right side of the northern exit. I know it is a big franchise chain but the vegetables used are local!

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The Shizuoka Tourism Office on the north exit right between the two entrances.
English spoken there at least on weekdays!

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The Shinkansen/Bullet Train Tracks Entrance!

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The Tokaido Railway Line Tracks entrance!

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There are many automatic tickets machines but you can buy and reserve your tickets at the Japan East Railway Line Ticket Booth. English spoken!

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Or you could buy the same tickets and reserve tours at The Tokai Tours Company across. English spoken there, too!

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You have many direct accesses to the Parche Department Store for all kinds of shopping on the 5 floors!

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Bellmart Convenience store where you can buy English newspapers!

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Let’s visit the right half of the ground (first) floor of the station first!
I recommend the fresh sandwiches at Cafe Danmark!

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Soup Stock Tokyo. Great in winter!

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Tokaiken Company Booth: Ekiben/Railway Lunch Boxes!
A must for a long travel as they sell more than a dozen different boxes all containing local food! A great way to discover the Shzuoka gastronomy!

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The right side of the station is owned and administered by ASTY Company.
You can enter the complex through 3 different entrances.
Let’s go and see what’s inside!

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GRAND SHOP selling all kinds of local food souvenirs!

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Belgian Manneken Waffles!

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Green Tea Madeleines at Laurier!

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Bagels at Bagel & Bagel!

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Traditional local Wagashi cakes called Abekawa Mochi!
Great for vegans!

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Healthy Japanese food at Osozai Cafe!

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Sumpu Raku Ichi!

This shop is a must visit as it sells food and crafts from Shizuoka City and its surroundings!

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A multitude of local food souvenirs!

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Enormous fresh wasabi with its stems and leaves!

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Shizuoka Sake, beer and soft drinks!

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the right prat of Sumpu Raku ichi Shop is dedicated to local crafts!

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So many of them and regularly changing that it is worth a report of its own!

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Saboten Restaurant/Shop for tonkatsu!

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Traditional local Japanese gastronomy at Sunchuan Togeppou!
Arguably the best restaurant in the whole station!

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Soba/buckwheat noodles restaurant!

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Japanese restaurant specializing in Japanese seafood and fish gastronomy!

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Japanese-style Western food at Tokyo Nashi Goren!

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Coffee, cakes, biscuits, wine, cheese and what else at KALDI!

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Some very interesting traditional Japanese apparels at Kyoto Raku Fu Shop!

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Japanese izakaya: Roydo!

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Hachokura Izakaya: Great local seafood!

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Udon noodles and local sake!

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Shizuoka and Nagoya-style ramen!

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Non-smoking cafe: Platini!

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Sankyu Izakaya serving oden and great Shizuoka sake!

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Taisaku Izakaya: good seafood and Shizuoka sake!

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Yoshineka Shop sells the best Shizuoka himono/sun-dried fish!
Did you know that Shizuoka Prefecture produces half of all himono in Japan?

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Great bento there!

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Umibouzu Izakaya: Great oden and Shizuoka sake there!

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Now let’go to the left half of the edifice and enter Parche Shokuzaikan/Parche Food Market!
Even if you don’t buy anything, it is worth more than one good look!
So much true local food there!

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Shizuoka Green Tea!

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Shizuoka Wasabi and derived products!

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Abekawa Mochi wagashi!

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Compose your own sushi lunch there!

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Japanese brochettes at Nihonichi!

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Takoyaki/octopus dumplings at Takosen!

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Organic food at Natural House!

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Let’s enter the real (and large) supermarket!
Fruit and vegetables!

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Dried and preserves seafood!

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Very cheap and tasty sushi bento/donburi!

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Great fresh fish and seafood market!
More than half is caught off Shizuoka Prefecture shores!

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All these fish were caught in Shizuoka Prefecture!

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The answer to the quizz:
Yagara/Trumpet fish caught in Suruga Bay!

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One of the best meat delicatessen in town!

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Great fried food at reasonable prices for immediate consumption!

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Japanese traditional cakes!

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Uogashi Conveyor Sushi restaurant!
Quite good for such a restaurant!

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Raggenmeyer, an excellent bakery!

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And don’t forget the flowers!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

Shop with Intent by Debbie
BULA KANA in Fiji
Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City