Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Out To Nemuro, and Oh Yeah, It's The Fourth Of July! (Part 3)

Blue King Crab

We found our hotel with relatively little difficulty. It was "The E-KU-HA-SHI House".

Here it is. By the way, E-KU-HA-SHI takes its name from the first sounds in the names of the four disputed islands in the Northern Territories: Etorofu, KUnashiri, HAbomai, and SHIkotan.

A really sweet old lady welcomed us at the counter and answered our questions about Nemuro as we got checked in. Questions mainly relating to food. Specifically Blue King Crab. She told us to check out "Orenchi (My House)". Good seafood at reasonable prices.

And after a quick drive downtown, we found it.

The atmosphere inside was really cool. The owner was sitting in front of a grill, cooking up different kinds of food. Lots of ambiance.

We sat down. We ordered drinks. We ordered food. We ordered one Blue King Crab.

I look SO happy.

We split the crab. Four legs for me, four legs plus all the crab guts for Eisaku. Yep. Crab guts. Not a big fan, but Eisaku seemed happy to take on the Crab Gut Challenge.

He came out victorious. My battle with the crab legs was not so fortunate.


Damn, that was some good crab.

After the meal, Eisaku got behind the wheel and drove us back to the hotel. It would be the only driving he did all weekend.

After a quick soak in the bath, it was lights out. Big day, and a big drive back, tomorrow.

2 Comments:

Blogger Sizzlean said...

Video mode on Digital Camera + Youtube = Muroran Chronicles 2.0

Sunday, July 23, 2006 2:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Woodrow Wilson said...

Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?

Friday, July 28, 2006 5:56:00 AM  

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