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Japan on the Cheap: Compose your own Sushi Meal at Parche Department Store In Shizuoka City!

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Picture taken at 13:00. Already almost gone!

If you go to the Supermarket in Parche inside Shizuoka JR Station, that is, through the middle corridor leading you between the track entrances you will eventually reach a large stand just beyond the  wasabi and the green tea stand held by Uogashi.
Uogashi is a famous sushi company from Numazu City with sushi restaurants in Shizuoka City and even in Yokohama!
They incidentally also have a restaurant in the Asty section of Shizuoka Station.
Now, this is a great way to organize your sushi meal the way you want it without any fuss and for maximum enjoyment, and all this at a very reasonable price!
And moreover you will not find anything fresher in any other supermarket!

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First of all, chose your morsels with or without wasabi.
It is easy even you do not speak or read Japanese.
If there is a small green oval sticker on the package it means that no wasabi was added between the rice and the topping.
If you see no sticker, then wasabi has been pasted on the rice under the topping.
Now, let’ see what they offer as nigiri sushi, that is small balls of sushi rice topped with various ingredients.
Bear in mind that at least half of them are seasonal!

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〆鯖昆布巻き/shime saba konbu maki/mackerel pickled in seaweed
サーモン昆布巻き/saamon konbu maki/salmon pickled in seaweed
〆鯵のめはり/shime aji no mehari/horse mackerel pickled in seaweed
いか/ika/squid

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サーモン/saamon/salmon
つぶ貝/tsubugai/whelk
えんがわ/engawa/sole or halibut filet fringe
数の子/kazu no ko/herring roe
本まぐろ赤身/honmaguro akami/blue fin tuna red lean part

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いか/ika/squid
生げそ/nama geso/raw squid tentacles
サーモンハラス/saamon harasu/salmon belly
玉子/tamago/Japanese omelet

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〆さば/shime saba/pickled mackerel
はだ/hada/pickled dotted gizzard shard
北海たこ/hokkai tako/North Sea octopus
穴子/anago/conger eel

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ばち鮪赤身/bachi maguro akami/bigeye tuna lean red part
とんぼまぐろ/tonbo maguro/albacore
甘えび/amaebi/sweet shrimps
生えび/nama ebi/raw prawn

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海老(x2)/ebi/boiled prawn
サーモン(x2)/saamon/salmon
つぶ貝/tubugai/whelk
えんがわ/engawa/sole or halibut filet fringe

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数の子/kazu no ko/herring roe
本鮪赤身(x2)/honmaguro akami/blue fin tuna red lean part
ほたて/hotate/scallops
ずわいがに/zuwaigani/snow crab
赤貝/akagai/bloody clam

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いくら/ikura/salmon roe
本マグロ/hon maguro/blue fin tuna

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Extravagant toppings for a reasonable price:
生しらす/nama shirasu/raw sardine whiting
生桜海老/nama sakura ebi/raw cherry shrimps (only in Shizuoka Prefecture!)
うに/uni/sea urchin

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釜揚げしらす/kamaage shirasu/cooked sardine whiting
鮪山かけ/maguro yama kake/tuna red lean part with grated yam
カニサラダ(x3)/kani sarada/crab salad
ネギトロ軍艦/negitoro gunkan/grated tuna served in gunkan/mothership-style sushi

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手巻き(x6)/temaki/hand sushi rolls
わさびなす/wasabi nasu/wasabi and egg plant (for vegans!)
めねぎ/menegi/leek sprouts (for vegans!)
いか納豆(x2)/ika natto/squid and natto (fermented beans)

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Now that you have had a good look, pick up a tray and tongs at the far corner and pick up your choices!

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Hand it over to the staff at the counter who will provide you with chopsticks (for free) and soy sauce and extra wasabi (for a small fee). Credit cards accepted!

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Now, don’t forget there other great offerings to complement your meal or as an extra takeout such as the 手巻き/temaki/hand sushi roll above!

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Thin sushi roll set!

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Various sushi sets and sushi bowls!

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Various reasonable sushi sets!
Count 115 yen per US$ or 125 yen per euro!

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Sushi sets galore!
Even in Tokyo you’ll be hardly pressed to find such quality and variety at such reasonable prices!

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All tuna! Probably albacore, as this is the “Shizuoka tuna”!

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The sushi set on the far left will be found only in Shizuoka as it contains raw sardine whiting and raw cherry shrimps!

Happy shopping!

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-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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