Hey, welcome again to my blog.
As my tagline, everyday is holiday so I think this is the right time for me to share you some awesome exploration in Itoshima. For you who don’t know where is the location of Itoshima, Itoshima is located in Fukuoka , Kyushu Island, Japan. This place is popular with its amazing beautiful scenery and high quality of food.
Starting today’s exploration from Kyushu University, Ito campus, we went to a place for making sashimi 鯛めし作り体験 “taimeshitsukuritaiken” .
What is sashimi? very fresh raw meat or fish sliced into thin pieces. How is it taste? it’s good. For moeslim who aware about the blood in raw food, (when I was back to Indonesia, my family ask about the blood in raw food). I can say, before we eat this, this fish already clean, so Insyaallah there’s no blood.
There are several tools to make sashimi,
- a tool for cleaning the fish skin
- a knife for fillet the sashimi
- a knife for cutting the bone
what you only have knife? that’s okay.. you still can make sashimi.
yeah we’re so lucky because we got a chance to be taught by sensei. This’s my first time to make sashimi.
well, after listening the explanation from sensei, time for us to try it by our self,, I just realized, fillet a fish is not too difficult,, muahahaha.
We tried to make sashimi, and yatta!!! dekita!
wait, what is miso? for you who don’t know what is miso. Based on very well known and free encyclopedia, called wikipedia :D, Miso (みそ or 味噌 ?) is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and the fungus Aspergillus oryzae, known in Japanese as kōji (麹 ?), and sometimes rice, barley, or other ingredients. Most of Japanese like miso, this is one of side food that you gonna miss when you left Japan. in our case, we used the Fish head and Tofu (when you eat this , it’s better to add negi on it).
well, In Japan, china and Korea, chopstick is common to use in cooking. As can be seen in the picture below:
There are many kinds of chopstick, the longer one as you can see in the picture above is used for cooking, and the small one is used for eating,,, aheem itadakimasu!
If you wanna see it clearly, just click the picture.
chopstick also a thing that you gonna miss when you left Japan.
the picture above is a room with Japanese style, we ate in this room,, I love this Japanese style.
The rice is contain fish, vegetables and etc,, one cup is not enough man… you need to eat this rice more than once… why? because it’s delicious
yeah, from the rice, we got rice ball! yatta… oh I am hungry (again)..
and after eating, we continued our exploration to 北伊醤油県学 “ Kita I shōyu ken-gaku”. This is the place to produce Japanese soy sauce “shouyu”.
do you know, ? kitashouyu was established 118 years ago. (1897 ) wow!! it’s so old, isn’t it? wanna know more information about this company? This is the website of 北伊醤油県学 http://kitaishoyu.com/.
Inside the factory, we had a chance to get explanation and see “how to make souyu”. at the 2nd floor, you can see this :
do you know ? the more time you processed this sauce, the more expensive it will be….
after that we came back to the down stairs and got a chance to try all soy sauce,, including the most expensive one,,, muahaaha
the oldest souyu is 4 years “old”
so how’s the pudding taste? uuhh .. yabai oishii! it’s really delicious and sweet. the texture is soft and because it’s summer, I think this is the best food (?) in summer..
after eating my pudding, I realized there is the explanation about souyu processing on the board that hanging on the wall.. it’s interesting because the explanation using cartoon and English.
after visiting the soy souce factory, we went to Tateishiyama, This Mountain is located near from Keya beach,
at first, we have a plan to go to keya no oto. (keya beach), yeah the location is still in Itoshima. Keya beach is popular with The largest basalt cavern in Japan. But, because we’re worrying with the wind, we decided to change the plan… but it’s okay.. Itoshima is a wonderful city. we still can find awesome scenery in this area.
yeah, come on come to Itoshima!
This is one of most beautiful place in Japan.
see you in the next exploration ..
Enjoy your life!
Written by :
Itoshima International Tourism Ambassador 2015-2016.