Every Japanese person I have known for any length of time has delighted in a game I call, “Feed Unusual Things to the Foreigner,” and my in-laws are no exception to this rule. Since I first started coming here I have eaten the odd bits of just about every animal that walks, flies, or swims in Japan, but yesterday was the first time I ever ate this:
There was much household ribbing and speculation during the day about whether or not I would be able to put this interesting edible into my mouth. The “Champion-Unusual-Thing-Eating-Foreigner” award goes to whoever can identify this guy. He was eaten raw, with some grated Daikon, Shoyu, and Kabosu.