UMAMI MART MATSURI FESTIVAL
Yamahomo is back to NYC!! I spent almost a month in Asia. Tokyo, Hakone, Beijing, Osaka, Kyoto, and Wakayama (where I am from). I have a lot of blogging to catch up on, but I couldn't let this be buried into some picture file.

I have seen various weird and gross food items in the past, but this was the best. I was at Western Beef, where miracles happen-- filet mignon tips are sold for $6.99 lb, and they sell restaurant size 5lb pack of bacon, and they don't even carry balsamic vinegar. 6 packs of beer is only $7.99 (I am talking about Becks and other premium ones), and who knows how much the Coors Light is...

Yes, I have purchased beef tongue there, and some people literally gagged looking at the thing being boiled, but at the end I made a quite tasty stew, but what would you do with this?


It was sold for $15 or so. I know pig ears are eaten, pig cheek meat are very tender and it's called Ton-Toro (ton=pig, toro+fattiest part of meat, which means the best) in Japan, and they are quite tasty. Can you imagine a scene where you open an oven door and this thing is being roasted?

I sort of like this picture. Nose pressed poorly into the plastic, but kind of cute, don't you think? If you know a place where I can feast on pig head, please let me know. I don't think I have enough balls to actually cook this monster at home.

2 comments

  • HOGJOWLS!!!
    I don’t know about pig head, but I’ve been hearing about this new Pig’s FEET place:

    Hakata TonTon

    Article about pig’s feet

    ayagwa on

  • In Germany, especially Bavaria, a dish called “Schweinskopfsülze” (“Fromage de tête de porc”) is not so uncommon. It looks like this: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bild:S%C3%BClze001.jpg

    bk on

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