鮒味噌 – Crucian and soybean with miso sauce

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Until Edo era, Nagoya city (where my hometown is) was called Owari which was well known by the famous commander named Nobunaga Oda who govern Japan during the Edo period.

その尾張名物、鮒味噌をこのお正月にはじめて食べた。見た目のインパクトが凄くて て、見た瞬間…買ってきたお父さんに「なにこれ?グロい」と言ってしまったが、そんなに安い食べ物でもないらしく…(。-_-。) お父さん、せっかく買ってきてくれたのにごめんね。お母さんは、「お爺さんが大好きで、子供の頃によく食べたわ!」とパクパク食べてた。

One night, my dad brought back this unique cooked meal from the fish market together with cooked eel. At the first glanced I said, “what is this grotesque thing?” to my Dad. But soon later after hearing z story from my Mom, I learned that was something not so cheap these days. This plate was called, “Funa Miso” and it was one of the traditional dish in Owari area. Mom was eating it with full smile on her face saying, “this dish was your grand-pa’s favorite!!” Sorry Dad for saying disrespectful thing, but the soy bean with miso sauce was chewy and yummy!! The fish didn’t smell as bad as I thought and it was good too!



So readers, if you ever had a chance to try something that looks grotesque you’d better try it! It might brig you unexpectedly precious experience!! 😀



  • 01/07/2013, 10:23 AM  返信

    I’ve never turned down a meal others were eating and offered, although I have no plans for second helpings of kimchi or bulac. (Although I’d never insult my hosts by refusing!)

    • 01/07/2013, 1:50 PM

      That’s a great attitude, Dave. I know Kimchi (and it’s one of my favorite). but what is bulac?!

  • 01/07/2013, 12:20 PM  返信


    • 01/07/2013, 1:52 PM

      黒豆!いいね!!! 私は、昆布巻きも好き~♪ 今年はまだ「おぜんざい」を食っとらん。 
      確かに、これだけ寒いとあったかい春が待ち遠しいね (>w<*)

  • 01/07/2013, 4:14 PM  返信

    Bulac is a fertilized duck egg, complete with embryonic duck inside, which has been buried and allowed to ferment. It is a Filipino dish.

    • 01/09/2013, 12:08 AM

      OK, actually meant bulat. Please forgive my misspelling.

      • 01/11/2013, 9:35 AM

        😉 I do it more often than you do … (´ι_`; )

    • 01/11/2013, 9:33 AM

      Ah! I guess now I know what that is!! But never seen it for real… only on TV 😛 maybe I’m gonna try it if I had a chance

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