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Big In Japan

I’m still exploring Japan and finding out that there is more than I can possibly capture in any of these photos. Fermented squid guts? Check. Mahagony clams? Yep. (Sorry Roddie…) And souvenirs for the folks back home in Denmark? Smoked octopus beak.

So I have come to find out that most beef in Japan is from Australia because all the beef in Japan that is produced is of such high quality that it is too expensive. (Photo Credit: Amass)

So I have come to find out that most beef in Japan is from Australia because all the beef in Japan that is produced is of such high quality that it is too expensive. (Photo Credit: Amass)

Fish market in Otaru (Photo Credit: Amass)

Fish market in Otaru (Photo Credit: Amass)

Sorry Roddie. These little guys exist in Japan as well. Let Battle Mahagony Clam begin! (Photo Credit: Amass)

Sorry Roddie. These little guys exist in Japan as well. Let Battle Mahagony Clam begin! (Photo Credit: Amass)

These ladies produce about twenty different kinds of fish cakes. They sell out everyday. They would give the Danes a run for their money. (Photo Credit: Amass)

These ladies produce about twenty different kinds of fish cakes. They sell out everyday. They would give the Danes a run for their money. (Photo Credit: Amass)

Breakfast of champions. (Photo Credit: Amass)

Breakfast of champions. (Photo Credit: Amass)

The view from the best bakery I have ever set foot in. They open at 11:00 and sell out by 12:00. (Photo Credit: Amass)

The view from the best bakery I have ever set foot in. They open at 11:00 and sell out by 12:00. (Photo Credit: Amass)

Smoked Tofu. This smoke shop sold smoked octopus beak. I bought a bag to bring home. OUTRAGEOUS!!!! (Photo Credit: Amass)

Smoked Tofu. This smoke shop sold smoked octopus beak. I bought a bag to bring home. OUTRAGEOUS!!!! (Photo Credit: Amass)

Ioanna and Hisashi picked this spot for lunch. The first serving was raw squid legs marinated in its own fermented guts. The owner pointed at me and said that the foreigner probably should have something else. I finished mine first :). Everything we ate was just grilled and came from the waters right out in front of the restaurant. (Photo Credit: Amass)

Ioanna and Hisashi picked this spot for lunch. The first serving was raw squid legs marinated in its own fermented guts. The owner pointed at me and said that the foreigner probably should have something else. I finished mine first :). Everything we ate was just grilled and came from the waters right out in front of the restaurant. (Photo Credit: Amass)

The broth is the highlight of the show in every soup. (Photo Credit: Amass)

The broth is the highlight of the show in every soup. (Photo Credit: Amass)

Sake+beer = The best ramen of your life. (Photo Credit: Amass)

Sake + Beer = The best ramen of your life. (Photo Credit: Amass)

Scandinavia representing!!!!! (Photo Credit: Amass)

Scandinavia representing!!!!! (Photo Credit: Amass)