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Fun dining at Japan’s street food stalls

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We’ve talked about street food before on Monkfish and expect to hear more tails from the street in 2012…from the trucks of California to a soup ‘truck’ closer to home the streets have never tasted better.

Richard Johnsons article below reminded us of Mr Monkfish’s trip to Japan a few years back, some photographic highlights above. He munched his way around Tokyo….

If you want to read more about street food across the world CLICK HERE

Or check out the street food revolution infographic in the Monkfish feed courtesy of ‘thefoodpeople‘.

Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article titled “Fun dining at Japan’s street food stalls” was written by Richard Johnson, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 24th February 2012 11.28 UTC

My eighth amuse bouche arrived in a porcelain bowl that looked like it belonged in the British Museum. The “potage of Kyoto red carrot in the image of New Year’s rising sun” was from a 17-course kaiseki menu – the haute cuisine of Japan, derived from the elaborate 16th-century rituals of the tea ceremony. The highly-formalised style has been an inspiration to the likes of Heston Blumenthal to Ferran Adrià. But with dinner at Hoshinoya in Kyoto costing ¥42,000 (around £330), such sophisticated formality comes at a price. And in a country facing economic stagnation, it’s a price that not everyone wants to pay. Continue reading