Beating heart of a frog and other bizarre Japanese dishes
If you ever visit Japan, do not forget to try our the Frog sashimi and the fresh, still beating heart of a frog. Flushed down with a refreshing glas of lizard sake. How else?
Chewing gum that makes you smell like roses
A new japanese chewing gum called “Otoko Kaoru” does not only refresh your breath, but also makes your whole body smell good. Chewing gum called “Otoko Kaoru”, which traslates to “man scent” emits rose smelling oils when being chewed on, causing the chewers whole body to start smelling like roses few hours afterwards. The whole thing works in a similar manner as garlic, or alcohol, which also affect the smell of the person who has digested them – only in a less positive manner.
A spokesperson for the manufacturer has told, that the “man scent” chewing gum has already proved to be so big success, that they could not meet the demand in the market.
Larva chocolate has legs made out of dried squid
This Japanese treat called Larva Chocolate will surely awake the interest of all the ugly food chocolate lovers! These handmade chocolate bon-bons, which depict a beetle larva are made by a japanese confectionery called Komatsuya. The larva itself is made of white chocolate, milk chocolate and cornflakes. The most interesting part of the candy is definitely its legs, which are made of dried squid.
Japanese acrobatic cooking
The food looks actually delicioius. I just am not sure, if I could handle the cooking process at so close range!
Alien sushi gummies
Wouldn’t you just love to enjoy some alien-themed-sushi-shaped-gummies?
As the package says: “It’s a deliciously fun decapitated candy treat!”. Available in Jaan. Chopsticks included, naturally.
I can not imagine what else you could wish for?!
A really fresh serving of sushi
What would you say, could you eat a piece of fish, which was still breathing and staring back at you? Me not. This type of sushi is called ikezukuri, where the fish is prepared alive for the serving.
Japanese Wasp crackers
Time for all insect cracker lovers to head for Japan! A factory in in the Japanese city of Omachi has began the production on wasp crackers.
Here’s what they say at the Reuters:
Japanese fake food competition
are you a master in cooking delicious looking meals, which often only tend to disappoint in their flavour?
No reason to get depressed, just pack you packs and head for Japan. In Japan you can compete in the category of most appealing looking fake foods. You are right – the taste does not matter!
Double Roll pizza for culinary self destruction
Regular junk food does not have enough calories to satisfy your hunger? For all those hungry Japanese, the local Pizza Hut restaurants have some good news! The restaurants new special called “Double Roll Pie” provides respectable 646 calories per slice. Yummu!
Pepsi to release cucumber flavoured cola in Japan
Yes, you read right again. Pepsi will release this June a soda drink called Pepsi Ice Cucumber. The soda drink will be available for limited time only, so make sure to get yours before they run out.
Must be the cultural differences…