Happy 2008 to all you Photo Hunters (and other visitors to this blog) and hope that the new year is treating you better than it is me. (I've come down with a cold -- as it so happens, my first in over eight months! -- which, unfortunately, makes me less able than usual to appreciate delicious items like that in the photos I put up especially for this week's Photo Hunt... :S)
Those of you who are familiar with Japanese food, especially sushi and sashimi, will undoubtedly be able to tell what those orange-colored edibles in the pictures are. And those of you who, like me, hold Japanese cuisine in high esteem, will undoubtedly have fond memories of imbibing your share of delicious portions of uni and ikura (sea urchin and salmon roe in English respectively).
Frankly, for my money, nothing can beat really good uni and ikura. Notice though that I specified "really good" because if not fresh, these two gourmet items can taste rather slimy and, in the case of the latter, overly 'fishy' rather than creamy in the case of uni and salt-waterily fresh in the case of ikura. However, rest assured that the pictured uni and ikura are both of high quality indeed. As proof, I furnish the fact that the first photo (of the boxes of uni all ready for sale) was taken at Tokyo's amazing Tsukiji Market while the second photo is of a set meal that I personally as well as happily devoured at a restaurant over here in Hong Kong... :b