Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Random Picture 50


A local shop places various and sundry foods on a rack for sale to passersby. One day, they had this fine display of fish heads for a mere 525 yen ($6.38). It was all I could do to stop myself from thinking (quite ethnocentrically) that someone was trying to sell me their garbage.


Of course, I also thought about the "Fish Heads" song. It would have been utterly awesome if it had been playing at the shop when I walked by, but I'm thinking that the seller didn't have much of a sense of humor about this type of thing.

8 comments:

Helen said...

I sing that song to my self every time I see the fish department of a store...still can't bring myself to buy any!

Orchid64 said...

I always think of Homer Simpson singing it in one of the Simpsons Halloween specials. He seems so happy singing it, too!

Thanks for commenting!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

AH!!! FISH HEADS!! I love! I love! I love fish heads!!!

In Singapore, one of the most famous dishes was the curry fish head...it was my favorite dish!!! And I know this sounds gross, but I loved chewing on the eyes...hee hee. >__<

gopreds303 said...

That is clearly one of the biggest reasons my fiancée dislikes going to Oriental markets/chinatown's over here in the states. She always fears she'll see or worse yet, smell something like that.

Orchid64 said...

Burp and Slurp: You're much more adventurous with eating then me!

gopreds303: I'm with your girlfriend on this, though fortunately being wrapped in plastic controls the smell of the fish heads!

Kiki said...

Deep-fried fish heads are one of life's simpler pleasures.
It's a pity that we Westeners have (by and large) "learned" to not accept a large proportion of the animal as good food.

Orchid64 said...

It's true. We're a spoiled lot. However, we did invent hot dogs in order to consume everything from road kill to rat droppings, so we found a way to consume many parts of the animal that would otherwise go to waste. ;-)

tampabayfood.com said...

i thought of the simpsons too! hahaha.