Piss Alley, Shinjuku. 🍻🍱🍡 This place is also known as Memory Lane but more commonly referred to as "Piss Alley" , a name given during it's early years due to it's lack of toilets and for it's black market bars. It used to be a criminal hangout spot but that was a long time ago so don't worry. Today this is a popular spot for tourists and a very charming place. A must go if you come to Tokyo! Trust me. Photo by @thenomad.photography
After slaving away for the past week on a proposal to take over Visit Japan's social media, the nearly one hundred page document is finally done! Now all I want to do is relax like this giant bronze Buddha at Fukuoka's Nanzo-in.
Today's photo is... aburi sushi! . Aburi style sushi (called aburizushi 炙り寿司) is a type of sushi that isn't totally raw, the fish is seared for a few seconds with a cooking blowtorch before it's served. 🔥 This creates a partially cooked and partially raw (or "rare") flavor that is delicious! 😊 It's very common to have aburi salmon sushi, but it can be used with all kinds of fish and shellfish. The one in today's picture is kinmedai (golden eye snapper) sushi. 🐟 . Sometimes aburi style sushi will have flavoring like a bit of salt or some citrus (like yuzu or ponzu) already added, in which case you don't need to try to dip it in soy sauce. 😊 Of course you can if you really want to though! Even if it's a fairly casual place, if you're sitting at the counter of a sushi place you can always ask the chef if you should add soy sauce or not and they'll give you their recommendation. 🍣 . If you're worried about eating totally raw fish aburi can be a nice middle ground, but do note the fish is generally still pretty raw on the underside and by no means cooked thoroughly-- it is just put under a flame for a few seconds. 🔥 . Today's question: Have you ever tried 炙り寿司 aburi style sushi? Did you like it? . #japan#japanese#foodie#foodstagram#foodiegram#yum#foodporn#delicious#foodpics#japanesefood#japaneseculture#nihon#nihongo#learnjapanese#synchrolife#シンクロライフ#sushi#aburi#aburisushi#aburizushi#kinmedai#炙り#あぶり