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!! 😀