Unusual Eats: Horse Sashimi and Whale Bacon in Nagasaki
At an izakaya called 炉端亜紗 喜三郎 (Kozaburo Kirisaki) in Nagasaki, I noticed two unusual menu options: whale and horse. I haven’t really thought about eating those two creatures before, but since I had the opportunity I went for it.
After arriving in Nagasaki, I was so hungry that I could eat a horse! Luckily, I found a place that served horse and whale. So…I got the “surf and turf”! Get it? Surf and turf!
One of the item’s was called Kumamoto’s horse meat sashimi. I felt really bad. Kumamoto has been having such a hard time lately that he had to sell his horse…one really delicious horse.
I selected 4 things on the menu: Horse sashimi, whale bacon, crab & cheese croquette and a beer. The last two items were really to wash the taste out in case I didn’t like it.
It’s sashimi so it was raw meat and had an unfamiliar texture The horse had a lot of muscle and not much fat. It must have been a fast horse…just not fast enough. (laugh track)
This was ALL FAT. I think I’ve had an easier time with chewing gum. It took some time to chew this. Not much flavor to it but we ate it!
Crab & Cheese Croquette:
As you can imagine, tasty with a beer.
I don’t think I’d get horse sashimi and whale bacon again. But I would probably try a different cut or dish. If you had the opportunity to try horse and whale meat, would you?