Here's a tasty treat for you! Japan is famous for it's seafood, and all the different things they eat. People in the western world would probably be quite turned off by the available foods in Japan, and many other Asian countries.
This particular delicacy was sold outside the famous Kazura Bashi (vine bridge). I have posted a picture in the workshop where we bought it from. Sure in the picture it might look a bit scary with it's teeth and yellow eye (which my friend accidentally punctured with his fingers). You basically just eat this right from the skewer. Just biting into it's chest area. Skin, bones everything (the bones are too small to worry about). If you're turned off by this, that's a shame as this was exceptionally delicious. Being open-minded in trying foods will get your taste buds to experience the best sensations. Luckily for me, I'm not picky and grew up eating food like this (my mother is Japanese).
If you're ever in this area, stop by and get one. You won't regret it.
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edytungkal (4551) 2007-12-05 23:56
I thought this is a snake's head...
Excellent close up and unusual picture but i like the story, very informative..
rafid76 (0) 2007-12-06 0:09
when I was there few years ago, i felt my body thanking me for all that great extremely healthy and natural food they offered. good detail on the poor fish, actually it makes me hungry right now :)
vascao (192) 2007-12-15 12:41
Impressive macro, full of textures and color. The shallow DOF is perfect here.
cam (9043) 2008-01-15 19:36
I do agree with you with the openness towards what is different.
In Peru, I tasted cuy (guiena pig) alpaca and piranha, all delicious.
Your photo is provocative to many, but me, I am juicing.
Have a good 2008
casperduppy (1700) 2008-02-01 12:39
Mmm! Roast fish! Nothing more delicious in the world if you ask me!
Every culture has different ways of preparing food; it's nice to see how others go about it. I think this is a great shot - you can see the sharp teeth, the tight contracted skin with the tiny little freckles. And up against the blurred person in the background this makes an enjoyable, well composed photo. Well done and thanks for sharing. Now can I have bite?!