I have posted several culinary shots for my Japan travelogue. I do love the Japanese cuisine for its apparent dichotomy between sophistication and simplicity. The cuisine is both sophisticated and simple in the fact that ingredients are never drowned in spices and are not lost in a mishmash of ingredients. The main ingredients often stand alone with just a hint of some other ingredient so that one can savour the flavour of the main ingredient. To me that implies a sophisitcated palate requiring one to appreciate the often subtle flavour and purity of the key ingredient.
In the bowl are soba noodles in a clear broth with some shallot rings, fine strands of carrot and placed on top is a single prawn tempura. Different side dishes are to be savoured in their own right or to stimulate the taste buds. According to Yoshi,my friend and traveling companion, there are people who are so passionate about their soba noodles that they can tell from which village these originate because the location of the fields and pure spring water used in their production can be registered in the flavour. Basically we are talking about noodles, but for some noodles are not just noodles.
As for the often elegant and beautiful serving bowls and dishes, that's another story that takes us into the visual realm.
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Kofman (2177) 2013-11-18 3:20
c'est vraie ce que tu as écrit par rapport ŕ la nourriture japonaise. Rien commun avec ce qu'on mange ailleurs. Je garde les souvenir d'une cuisine raffinée et exquise et surtout savoureuse.
Une photo qui met l'eau ŕ la bouche...
Midi 20. Le temps pour déjeuner.
rigoletto (33776) 2013-11-18 5:36
hi klaudio-san. japanese cuisine is very expensive in turkey (if you don't count the sushi fast food), so it can usually be admired by some ablest. it was a business meeting when i dined in a real japanese restaurant, and from the ceremonies to the presentation of food, it was a unique experience. you present a yummy shot from the real place. i like the warm white balance too.
holmertz (34613) 2013-11-18 8:46
Just a minute ago I compared the elegance of a composition by Mikio (kato) with that of a plate of Japanese food. This photo confirms my idea quite well, although I have seen even more refined Japanese meals. I had some terrific Japanese food in Jakarta on a business trip when everything was on my company's expenses :-).
I actually get rather hungry watching this.
Vasa (16658) 2013-11-18 16:26
Eh, Dado, kada pogledaš ovu foktu ti bi mogao ponovo u isti tanjir. Ali, pojelo se i sada živi sećanje preko ove lepe scene sa putovanja. Verujem ti sve što si napisao. Puno pozdrava, a još malo pa će ti leto. Šta ćeš lepše!
PS. Iz tvoje poslednje reakcije vidim da ne mirišeš Amerikance. Ja sam pre desetak godina preživeo njihove bombe koje su ovde mesecima padale. Sada su hvala Bogu daleko i svi smo mirni.
Smirilo se dosta toga i na jugu Srbije. Narod se prizvao pameti. U poslednje vreme, mnogi momci iz Srbije oženili su se devojkama iz Albanije, posebno iz Skadra. I svi su srećni i zadovoljni. Tako je moglo da bude oduvek.
elenimavrandoni (11839) 2013-11-18 19:42
Klaudio, I was very impressed by my visit in Japan, more than once and every time I discovered and a new taste..
a fantastic picture, great light and fabulous detail and of course a nice note to top it off..
compliments on your work, impressive!!
emka (68576) 2013-11-18 23:55
hello Klaudio, Indeed delightful. I remember that in miyajima we had also fantastic lunch - grilled oysters. I ate oyster for the first time. They were delicious. Elegant serving, and the soba soup looks so fasty. Mmmm, mouthwatering shot
Warm regrads Malgo
jhm (131812) 2013-11-19 4:15
Maybe gives your tittle the truth "Simply Delightful" but I am absolutely no eater of stranger dishes.
Colours and sharpness make these picture lovely.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
bukitgolfb301 (33724) 2013-11-19 12:20
Hi dear Kaludio
Ya this is my favorite Japanese food indeed.
Stimulating my appetite so much-----
Nice snap / documentary image.
Waiting for you in Japan!!!!!!!!!
All the best and have a good day! Takero
gus72 (3719) 2013-11-23 14:49
Hi Klaudio !!
I am losing the weight battle and that is because I love good food so much.... in fact in Redbubble I have posted photos of food and restaurants ..... to celebrate my conquests !!!
Your photo is very well taken...... sharp details and good control of the light without affecting the colours to much.