|1. Salmon Tamanegi サーモンたまねぎ (Salmon with Onion)|
One thing we're looking forward to in Japan is indulging in Sushi.
I mean, REAL sushi...
Yes, we do like those "spider roll", and "caterpillar roll", "tempura prawn roll"
and even "chicken karaage roll"
(At first it was like: "Are you serious? chicken in sushi?!"),
served in sushi restaurants outside of Japan,
but we rarely go out for sushi in Australia, because we're saving our appetite for Japan.
Not just for the variety of seafood, (but mainly for that)
but also for the sake of the purse.
Sushi Train in Australia set us back $45, (that was our budget that day) and then we came home and had second course of our dinner. At around $4 a plate, we could only afford to eat it as an appetiser.
In Japan, however, one friend's record for number of plates of sushi
consumed in a single meal is...
But then, at 105yen/plate, that's quite an affordable indulgence.
Here are the photos from our latest visit to Kappazushi,
one of the 100 yen sushi restaurant chains in Japan.
Eating at a kaiten-zushi (sushi train) in Japan, sometimes the one you want doesn't come around.
If you know the name of what you want, it's easy to place an order.
Here is a Japanese friend's Top 15 recommendation list for when you go for sushi in Japan,
with the names of each sushi:
(all favorites, not in order)
1. At the top of this post was Salmon Tamanegi
|2. Ikura (salmon roe) いくら|
|3. Hirame ひらめ|
|4. Sujiko (Tuna Roe on Shiso) すじこ|
|5. Negitoro ネギトロ (Tuna belly with spring onion)|
|6. Botan Ebi ボタン海老 (Prawn)|
|7. Ama Ebi 甘エビ|
|8. Asari Akadashi あさり赤だし Miso soup with clams|
|9. Crab かに|
|10. Kanimiso かにみそ Crab with crab gut|
(actually very popular)
|11. びんとろ Tuna Belly|
|12. Kai かい shellfish|
|13. Kazunoko 数の子|
|14. Red Snapper たい Tai|