Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Random Picture 57


My husband and I were taking a walk around Ogikubo and happened across what seems to be the viral spread of Don Quixote shops. We walked around the mob forming around a huge box of cheap Chinese flashlights and past the 18-roll toilet paper (post-quake behavior) that people were eying nervously and headed back to the snacks area. It was there that I eyeballed this specimen, but didn't have the ovaries (that's what we say when one is female and lacks cajones, right?) to buy and sample. This is a bag of a salted snack treat called "ika meets maple". Ika is squid. Yes, there is many a day when I think that I'd like to buy a serving of squid and pour maple syrup on it. Even for the Japanese, this is pretty "out there" on the flavor front.

8 comments:

Blue Shoe said...

Did you guys buy it. My curiosity is piqued.

prettyprettyyumyum said...

ew! i dont blame you

Bean Bell said...

That is so odd - who thought of that pairing! Intriguing though!

Jan said...

It sounds like it'd really go! Like honey chicken wings, I'm expecting it to be squidish (these snacks never taste like real squid do they?) but with a sweet glaze on top. Mmmm.

Sarah said...

I would have loved to have tried that! Apart from being a fan of sea-flavored snacks, I really enjoy maple flavor.

Sarah said...

I enjoy seafood snacks, but add maple to the mix?! I just may be sold!

Ikkin-bot said...

that product sounds designed for me to taste. I hope I can find it when I'm in Japan in July.

Orchid64 said...

Some of you are definitely braver than I. Since I don't like squid anyway, I didn't buy this, but now I sort of wish I did... even if I was pretty sure that I'd find it disgusting!

Thanks to all for taking the time to comment and read!