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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Japan: Street Food Bite and Booze of the World Cup






South America had a rough day yesterday, so we're going to take today's street food guide to the FIFA World Cup 2014 far, far away from Brazil. Japan is a country full of people on the go. There are probably a million different street food options to choose from, but today we're going to take a look at their Ikayaki and Japanese Hitachino Nest Beer.










Photo Credit: colourbox.com
Photo Credit: colourbox.com


Ikayaki is grilled squid and it is delicious. If you've never had squid, it's super tender and has the a similar consistency to scallops. On the streets of Japan you can find ikayaki skewered and hanging like cotton candy on carts at a fair. This recipe is for ginger marinated ikayaki and would be a perfect way to kick up your grilling game! The subtle sweetness of the meat pairs well with the kick of the ginger and soy sauce. If you decide to try it out let me know how it goes!







Photo Credit: behance.net
Photo Credit: behance.net









Hitachino White Ale is quite possibly one of the best beers on the planet. It has a complex flavor with notes of coriander, orange, and a dash of nutmeg. Although it's from Japan, you can find it here in Baton Rouge at Calandro's! It's a great refreshing, drinkable summer brew. Let me know if you like it!