A dinner course of wild animal meat. Simmered wild boar and radish. Venison sashimi. The wild boar meat and the raw venison both don’t have the bitter taste or unpleasant smell I expected of game meat. Very light and easy to eat. Venison is lean and healthy, very soft.
Wild boar sukiyaki. Miso is added to the sukiyaki, the soup base is quite strong. Probably that’s why there is no distinct smell or taste from the meat since the strong soup is covering it up. The wild boar meat is very hard at first, but the more you cook it, the softer it becomes.
Venison Tatsuta-age(i.e. meat is marinated with soy sauce before deep-frying). Venison is lean and gets a bit dry and “sandy” when cooked, but it is well-seasoned and frying it gives it back a little fat. ^^;;
Tanukijiru(racoon-dog miso soup). Gosh, this soup is one strong experience of the wilderness. ^^;; There are only bits of racoon-dog meat, which stink even stronger than the soup when you chew it. Everyone else was okay and absolutely loved it. I thought it was delicious too(seriously!), but I couldn’t help feeling a bit sick at the same time. ^^;; The course doesn’t include udon but we ordered it to put into the leftover sukiyaki(must add water to dilute it though cos it is so strong), which is very very yummy.
Red bean and chestnut ice-cream.
I didn’t realise it at that time but when I got home, all my clothes stank as if I had been to the zoo.