Monday, 23 July 2012

Kani or crab dinner

After a day of sight seeing in Shizuoka we were treated to a crab dinner at a place close to the Shizuoka train station (of course, as stations are where the action is). The restaurant with its front end plastic displays is located on an interesting pedestrian street. We were shown to a private room and the entertainment began. As with most Japanese restaurants, the taste, presentation and service were exceptional. But the dish shown in the photograph with an irregularly shaped green dish and an orange dipping dish with crab eyes in front was a bit of a surprise for me. I ate first and asked questions later as to the nature of this soft almost gelatinous crab meat. Sure enough this was the first time I have eaten raw crab meat, that I am aware of. It may take some getting used to. Four very satiated patrons exited the restaurant after devouring multiple courses.

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