A photo blog from Tokyo. A blog that started four years ago in Chiangmai, then moved to Vientiane, continues now in Japan. Daily photos and some stories to share my life in Tokyo with friends, families and others.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Pig skin will never look the same
The road side stalls looked busy and interesting so I stopped to investigate. What were they selling? What was so aromatic? What was it in piles on the table tops?
I still don't know what the red things are - but some form of pig intestine is my diagnosis.
On closer inspection the brown strips were spikey - AGGGHHHHHH - I shouldn't have looked to close - it was boar skin, bristles and all.
The smell was gross.
I don't know what the locals do with it or how it is cooked. There is a lot of crackling for sale, so maybe this is the base ingredient. I'm not sure I do want to know. I am gagging as I type as the pictures bring to mind the horrible smell. I may never be able to eat roast pork again.