Speaking of seasonality in Japanese meals, guess where I had this one, complete with soy-cured firefly squid, green seaweed and bamboo shoots, dried baby fish, and a jellyfish and surf clam salad:
Believe it or not, it was on the ANA flight on the way out to Tokyo. I was getting this great stuff and wasn't even there yet! This was actually pretty good, and damn excellent for an in flight meal. I had to mention it because it was so impressive, but also because it was the first time I had either firefly squid or (more impressively) jellyfish. In fact, the jellyfish was my favorite part of the meal.
Close up of the Jellyfish salad:
And the squid:
Mmmm, baby fish:
All on a plane!
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