March 1, 2009
Incredible Japanese “food porn” on Dallasfood.org
Though primarily a platform for his reviews, the site is currently the recipient of a jaw-dropping entry called "Gluttony in Japan, Feb 2009 edition."
Written by site regular "FatCap", it documents a series of meals he's consumed during his annual trip to Japan: from his quickie noodle lunch in Tokyo, to the bento box he ate on a train headed for Kyoto, to a multi-course formal feast he had at the 300-year-old Hyotei Hotel. Photos run from the prototypical Japanese temple surrounded by a reflecting pool to closeups of sashimi with pickled lily buds, accompanied by food descriptions that detail an array of dishes few of us will likely get the chance to see. That includes not just Kaiseki-ryori ("the high arts of Japanese master cookery") but also the unsettling concept of horse sashimi. As in sashimi made from horse.