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The epic journey, in chronlogical order

Follow me as I battle hungry dogs, the Akita dialect and angry old ladies as I hunt for the perfect sushi.

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Sushi · sake · sashimi - food listings.

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Hakodate Ramen

Hakodate Ramen

[food]* A speciality of Hakodate, this humble shio (salt base) dish is a direct descendant of the predecessor to all ramen.

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Squid "Odori-don"


[food]* A small, live squid is freshly prepared and served almost-whole on a bed of sushi rice in this rather memorable (in many ways) Hakodate dish.

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Day 20-B: Otaru (Part 2)

Day 20, Part 2

[blog]* Day 20, Part 2: glass figurines, music boxes and teddy bears in the angelic little city-town of Otaru. Not much food today, though...

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Day 20-A: Otaru (Part 1)

Day 20

[blog]* Sorry about the delay, real life intervened! But we're back to bring you Day 20, Part 1: Otaru, an enchanting little tourist town on the western edge of Hokkaido.

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Day 19: Kushiro

Day 19

[blog]* Day 19 - a rather lonely and forlorn day in Kushiro, a city with a better past. Also: katte-don and robata-yaki. (Warning - discusses whale meat.) 

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[food]* Starting with a plain bowl of rice, small portions of toppings (sashimi, pickles, meat) are separately bought and loaded onto the bowl to serve in this Kushiro speciality dish.

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