Continuing our journey through Japan, Kenta’s dad generously treated us to one of his favorite meals at a local Izakaya. Izakaya literally translates to “i” (to stay) and “sakaya” (sake shop), which is a place to grab a light meal and drinks. Here are some of the highlights:
Zousui (雑炊) is a Japanese rice soup made from pre-cooked rice and water. Not to be confused with Okayu, which is a similar but where the rice is cooked to a watery consistency.
Tarako (たらこ) is a salted roe food, usually made from Alaska pollock
Ikayaki (いか焼き) – a squid + egg dish