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(SoraNews24)   Can a Japanese dish be so obscure that not even Japanese are sure it exists? Behold, the Hokkaido restaurant specializing in "gesodon" aka tempura fried squid tentacles on top of sauced rice in a bowl   (soranews24.com) divider line
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2022-12-06 3:15:35 PM  
I've seen these types of videos.

/Twice this morning actually
 
2022-12-06 3:33:09 PM  
Sounds good to me.
 
2022-12-06 3:39:58 PM  
... That sounds great. Gimme.
 
2022-12-06 3:40:24 PM  

8 inches: I've seen these types of videos.

/Twice this morning actually


Username may check out depending on tentacle size.
 
2022-12-06 3:49:47 PM  
I'm in.  I don't cook squid so I'll pay someone else to do it for me and that sounds delicious.
 
2022-12-06 3:53:34 PM  
Never heard of it, but I'd absolutely give it a go.  Sounds delicious.

/I'll take some soba noodles too, please.
 
2022-12-06 4:29:07 PM  
A mystery food that doesn't exist? First time for everything!
 
2022-12-06 4:55:51 PM  
I'll take two, thanks!
 
2022-12-06 5:10:26 PM  
I'll give it a shot, Japanese food never fails to surprise me with how great it is.  Never been a big sea food fan, but Japan knows how to do it right .

I've made okonomiyaki and takoyaki at home and loved it.  This one sounds not too complicated

My amateur attempts:

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2022-12-06 6:46:45 PM  
So toss some Calamari on a rice bowl. Got it.
 
2022-12-06 7:04:18 PM  

Calehedron: So toss some Calamari on a rice bowl. Got it.


and then it's mythical in japan?
 
2022-12-06 7:10:20 PM  

luna1580: Calehedron: So toss some Calamari on a rice bowl. Got it.

and then it's mythical in japan?


Only if it's made in Japan.

Buck Owens - Made In Japan
Youtube m7lBjY_fHAo
 
2022-12-06 7:11:27 PM  
Food porn meets tentacle porn at last!
 
2022-12-06 7:57:54 PM  
I make steamed squid with a spicy dipping sauce made with gochujang.
 
2022-12-06 9:02:43 PM  

eyeq360: I make steamed squid with a spicy dipping sauce made with gochujang.


This is the best way for squid. Extra vinegar in the sauce for me!

The other best squid is freshly battered and fried. It's usually available at HMart and I will eat an entire package without thinking about it.
 
2022-12-06 9:13:04 PM  

azn_firebug: eyeq360: I make steamed squid with a spicy dipping sauce made with gochujang.

This is the best way for squid. Extra vinegar in the sauce for me!

The other best squid is freshly battered and fried. It's usually available at HMart and I will eat an entire package without thinking about it.


I use a hot gochujang, soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, sesame seeds, vinegar, fresh garlic and ginger, and extra hot pepper flakes. Simmer until it's bubbling to get the flavors all together. Nice blend of heat, salty, sweet, savory, and sour.

I call it "vampire repellent" because if the garlic doesn't scare them off, the flames from the chili flakes will.
 
2022-12-06 9:48:08 PM  
Gesoage (fried squid legs) is an extremely common izakaya food. I had it last week. I've never heard of putting it on rice, but taking a food and putting it in a bowl of rice then calling it xyx-don is a pretty common practice. Nothing that weird here, methinks.
 
2022-12-06 9:58:41 PM  

kyuzokai: Gesoage (fried squid legs) is an extremely common izakaya food. I had it last week. I've never heard of putting it on rice, but taking a food and putting it in a bowl of rice then calling it xyx-don is a pretty common practice. Nothing that weird here, methinks.


I love watching Japanese restaurant videos on YouTube. Little places where they prep everything in the morning and then serve their lunch customers.

I could watch them all day.
 
2022-12-06 9:58:45 PM  

Klippoklondike: I'll give it a shot, Japanese food never fails to surprise me with how great it is.  Never been a big sea food fan, but Japan knows how to do it right .

I've made okonomiyaki and takoyaki at home and loved it.  This one sounds not too complicated

My amateur attempts:

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Blast from the past

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2022-12-06 10:00:17 PM  

kyuzokai: Gesoage (fried squid legs) is an extremely common izakaya food. I had it last week. I've never heard of putting it on rice, but taking a food and putting it in a bowl of rice then calling it xyx-don is a pretty common practice. Nothing that weird here, methinks.


kyu IRL for the win! i knew this wasn't really a mythical dish
 
2022-12-06 11:16:24 PM  

anuran: Klippoklondike: I'll give it a shot, Japanese food never fails to surprise me with how great it is.  Never been a big sea food fan, but Japan knows how to do it right .

I've made okonomiyaki and takoyaki at home and loved it.  This one sounds not too complicated

My amateur attempts:

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Blast from the past

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Hey guys, I think I know who Claire is...
 
2022-12-07 12:10:55 AM  

eyeq360: azn_firebug: eyeq360: I make steamed squid with a spicy dipping sauce made with gochujang.

This is the best way for squid. Extra vinegar in the sauce for me!

The other best squid is freshly battered and fried. It's usually available at HMart and I will eat an entire package without thinking about it.

I use a hot gochujang, soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, sesame seeds, vinegar, fresh garlic and ginger, and extra hot pepper flakes. Simmer until it's bubbling to get the flavors all together. Nice blend of heat, salty, sweet, savory, and sour.

I call it "vampire repellent" because if the garlic doesn't scare them off, the flames from the chili flakes will.


I like gochujang just fine and those other ingredients make the base for a lot of stuff I like, too. Add some oyster sauce for one dish, a little sugar and more vinegar for another...

Here's a tip that I don't know why I haven't seen before. I cheated a chicken adobo with a Costco chicken by just making the soy, sugar, vinegar, garlic base and the thighs and legs from two of them. Cut the time down a lot and came out awesome.

(The breast and other pieces went to lunch, the dog bowl, and stock. :)
 
2022-12-07 12:13:59 AM  

Rev.K: Sounds good to me.


NO MINE!

/ Yeah sounds flipping scrumptious.
 
2022-12-07 6:54:15 AM  
I love gesoage and geso tempura, but the rice would kind of get in the way for me.
 
2022-12-07 8:00:25 AM  

eyeq360: I make steamed squid with a spicy dipping sauce made with gochujang.


I'd be down for that.
 
2022-12-07 9:33:38 AM  

dryknife: Food porn meets tentacle porn at last!


At last?  Where have you been?

Every time I saw someone post one of those 'food wars' videos comparing fast food in Japan vs somewhere else, I'd post a tentacle video from the anime 'Food Wars!'

Honey pickled Squid tentacles - Shokugeki no Soma Episode 3 Danielle RuEaves
Youtube VlVMJBxuVPw
 
2022-12-07 9:35:29 AM  

Oneiros: dryknife: Food porn meets tentacle porn at last!

At last?  Where have you been?

Every time I saw someone post one of those 'food wars' videos comparing fast food in Japan vs somewhere else, I'd post a tentacle video from the anime 'Food Wars!'

[YouTube video: Honey pickled Squid tentacles - Shokugeki no Soma Episode 3 Danielle RuEaves]


Oh, and other than the hyper sexualization and tentacles, there's actual food knowledge hiding in the show.

If I ever rewatch it, I should make a list of things I learned from it
 
2022-12-07 11:08:39 AM  

Oneiros: Oneiros: dryknife: Food porn meets tentacle porn at last!

At last?  Where have you been?

Every time I saw someone post one of those 'food wars' videos comparing fast food in Japan vs somewhere else, I'd post a tentacle video from the anime 'Food Wars!'

[YouTube video: Honey pickled Squid tentacles - Shokugeki no Soma Episode 3 Danielle RuEaves]

Oh, and other than the hyper sexualization and tentacles, there's actual food knowledge hiding in the show.

If I ever rewatch it, I should make a list of things I learned from it


::whistles innocently and tries to obscure Vols 1-12 of the manga on his bookshelf.::
 
2022-12-07 3:12:50 PM  

kyuzokai: ::whistles innocently and tries to obscure Vols 1-12 of the manga on his bookshelf.::


Is the manga educational, too?

The only other educational food manga that I'm familiar with is Oishinbo.

(There are other ones based on food themes, like Mixed Vegetables, but I don't recall it being educational in the one that I read)
 
2022-12-08 12:54:36 AM  

Oneiros: kyuzokai: ::whistles innocently and tries to obscure Vols 1-12 of the manga on his bookshelf.::

Is the manga educational, too?

The only other educational food manga that I'm familiar with is Oishinbo.

(There are other ones based on food themes, like Mixed Vegetables, but I don't recall it being educational in the one that I read)


Yes, it's pretty much the same as the show, if not slightly more detailed and food oriented. At least, I think so. I bought them to practice reading in Japanese, but they were waaay to hard for me. I should probably try them again soon, as I've made considerable progress this year.
 
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