queeck, someone give me a drink! sashimi cutting demo
last night, we celebrated aki matsuri, or autumn festival, at ypao beach park in tumon. i go every year, despite the rains and crowds. it's not just because of the food. okay, it's probably 75% because of the food. besides the usual festivities, there are booths that line the grounds filled with toys, games, and dozens of food concessions. you buy tickets at a ticket booth, and then you trade the tickets for whatever you please--yakitori, okonomiyaki, edamame, takoyaki...an almost endless array. even bratwurst. i guess it goes well with cheap asahi beer and even cheaper sake.
i'd like to tell you i didn't indulge but of course you know i did.
i think we must've tried everything there: octopus balls grilled and dipped in sauce, grilled squid rings, fried squid rings, whole barbecued squid, futomaki, inari sushi, coffee jelly, almond jelly, mochi, barbecued ribs, yakitori, shumai, fried crab claws, mangoes, mandarin oranges, radish, shave ice--gaaaaaaaaah.
can't say i had a favourite. although kudos to the mandarin orange guy who gave me five extra bags for my leftover tickets, and the okonomiyaki guys for the made-to-order order!
update: more photos on guambat!
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