Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Salmon Festival- Rokkasho Town

Salmon Pool (without the salmons)- this is supposed to be the pool for the catching of the salmons

Don't ask me what the sign says, I guess it's Salmon Festival hehehe

Salmon 500 yen ~ $5.61 and 800 yen ~ $9

How to fillet the salmon

How to reach the huge bowl of soup lol

spiral sweet potato

This is not a pizza dough, this is how they make the soba noodles


Salmon Festival- Rokkasho Town

Oct 23, 2009- we went to Rokkasho Town to witness and see their Salmon Festival; last year we missed this event and so I was hoping I could see the catching of the salmon this year. We arrived at around 12:30pm already, we didn't wake up early to get any free tickets for the first 400 people. I knew I'm not that lucky enough to get those free stuff especially if you have to be early, well we're always late :-). As usual we didn't buy any advance tickets to catch the salmon but we were hoping we can buy just 1 ticket from the festival and I'll let my son do the catching. Unfortunately the catching of salmon was canceled, they said they were not able to catch the salmon from the sea because there were too many jellyfish that may catch up along with the salmon and may break their fishing nets (that's what I heard hehehe). So there was a long line for those people who bought the advance tickets; they have options: to get their refunds or to get their frozen salmon (at least they still get the salmon but they don't have to catch it).

So we ended up eating in one of the food stalls, and bought a 500 yen salmon, a bag of persimmon and a bag of tangerines for 500 yen per bag (~15pcs/bag).

Well, there's another Salmon Festival in Shimoda this coming November 14, we'll try to be there too although we went there last year.


RJ said...

I remember that jellyfish in the movie Finding Nemo! o",) Better luck next time... uhmn, purchase your tickets for salmon catching in advance so you can have frozen salmons just in case... Hahah!

I am thinking about the varieties of salmon... How many? Red salmon, pink salmon and white salmon? (I'll do my research later.) I really love to buy frozen or chilled pink salmon in the supermarkets here in Australia.

Anonymous said...

potatos look good.

Missy said...

RJ- yeah I know that jellyfish too from finding nemo hehehe; there are different kind of salmon but I'll ask my friend google about that ;-) wait for my post for another salmon festival 2 wks from now :-)

anonymous- yes the potatoes look good but I haven't tried them yet hehehe

bertN said...

Mabuti na yung frozen salmon instead na canned LOL. Fresh, frozen or canned okay lang sa akin.

Missy said...

Oo nga mas ok na yun frozen salmon than canned salmon hahaha