Monday, December 18, 2006

Fish Sausage

It was in the news today that fish sausage is gradually regaining social acknowledgment these days. Before, fish sausage was only something like a replacement for proper meat sausage and it was by no means a menu that was regarded as really a dish.

But in 21st century Japan, fish sausage is gaining attraction as a health food. It contains a rich amount of DHA and other nutritious components that reduces or solves various health issues. There even appeared a kind that became the country's first (government) specified health food product (no sure if that's the correct translation... sth like that) and it's selling sooo well among middle aged women especially.

Well, sounds like a healthy social tendancy. It sounds right that healthy food is being given more attention than before. But come to think of it, it wasn't just public unpopularity that made the fish sausage market shrink. A large part of it was due to the decrease of marine resources. I thought that the decrease hasn't stopped. Well then, how can the market grow bigger?

Anyway, fish sausage. Frankly I haven't had so many chances to taste it, but it's not so bad. It's just not the same as meat meat. Health conscious people, try some fish sausage.

Oooh, today's update: This week's events in Tokyo - December 4th Week AND Winter Illumination (finally finished it a week before Christmas.phew)

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