Nandemo Mentaiko

March 16, 2012 in Bon Cheesepetit / Japan

Warning: After reading this post, you might turn orange wtf.

I have visited most big cities of Japan, from Tokyo to Osaka to Nagoya to Sapporo, the only prefecture i haven’t been is Kyushu. Since (the kareshi) and i took a one week break, we flew to Kyushu for sightseeing.

And the moment i set foot in Fukuoka airport, i went crazy.

Come to think of it i’m quite fated with Kyushu. Kyushu (九州) literally means Nine States, and i’m from Negeri Sembilan, which also means Nine States hahahha. Then, Kyushu is also most famous for my favorite food in the world….

Mentaiko.

So this blog post is about ALL the mentaiko i’ve ever seen in Kyushu. I don’t know how i survived the whole week without having a heart attack every time i see a mentaiko product. Or from having fish roe cholesterol overdose.

Here goes.

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The first signboard i saw the moment i landed at Fukuoka. I was already like OMGOMGOMG

and then…

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A mentaiko speacialty store. I was looking at the kareshi like =) and he was just like =hehe

We then checked in to our hotel, and right at the concierge there’s this:

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Dried mentaiko snacks =)

Didn’t even know such thing existed!!!

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We bought two packs, preparing to savor them in our room.
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And then it has to tempt us with more mentaiko adverts!!!!!!

Look they even have mentaiko stuck in a fish =)=)=)

Mother Of Mentaiko (HAHHAHAHAHA PUN)

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#6

And then for the first time i had mentaiko Udon =)

The next day we went out for sightseeing, and it was Mentaiko, Mentaiko everywhere.

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#7

A mentaiko bulding =)

#8

Specialty shops EVERYWHERE.

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In the malls, supermarkets, subway stores…

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They even have ranking for all the different types of mentaiko =)=)=)


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Mentaiko Kake Gohan is my favoriteeeeeeeeeeee
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We bought “menbei”, which is short for mentaiko senbei lol

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They also have Kyushu Limited Edition everything including Mentaiko Pretz!

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Chicken Wing mentaiko =)

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Sanma mentaiko =)

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Iwashi mentai

AND BEHOLD…

Seriously i have never seen so much ovaries in my entire life.

You look at the fish roe in the plastic box, those are already alot bigger than the normal packaged mentaiko we get.

Would you just look at them, almost the size of a new born human WTF.

=)=)=)=)=)=)=)

*calms self down*

And then i walked into a gift shop and guess what i found….

GUESS…

(ok you might have seen me posting it sickeningly often on my twitter and FB, but just try to play along and guess la…)

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MENTAIKO HELLO KITTY.

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#15

I almost had a fit and fainted on the spot.

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#16

They also have Rilakkuma and other characters in mentaiko ARGHH!HH!@&#@&#*@

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#17

I bought a few phone straps. Even can’t dangle stuff from stupid iphone but don’t care!!!

#18

Tell me you have seen any other thing cuter than this wtf.

(Unless your answer is “Yes, you”, any other response is not accepted.)

And guess whattttt

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Mentaiko Hello Kitty Socks T_____________T

When i went back to my hotel i went straight to my bathroom and vomitmentaiko.jpg

No la.

You didn’t believe that did you.

I was just trying to dye myself orange to join the whole Mentaiko kingdom.

27 people cheesed “Nandemo Mentaiko”

  1. I never had the chance to try mentaiko, but it looks gooood

  2. explain the last picture. wtf.

  3. WHAT THE SHIT O.O THE LAST PICTURE??? And mentaiko is sooo yummy i cant even

  4. last pictures is … i don’t even
    do the people there get sick of mentaiko?

  5. I have never herd of it before but now I’m curios *^*

  6. now i’m sick of mentaiko hahaha
    btw the mentaiko kitty is cute ^^

  7. what sorcery is this!!!! mentaiko overdose T3T

  8. that looks like blood there….

    i love mentaiko too and am hoping that there might be domo + mentaiko!

  9. Dayummmn Cheesie! I never knew you lobed mentaiko so much xD But that’s good that you able to indulge! LOL

  10. Is the last pic actually.. mentaiko bath powder?! O__O

  11. I really need an explanation for that last picture.. D:

    But I really love fish roe too!! Being stuck here in Aust = deprived from fish roe =((((
    Jealous =((

  12. Eeewww, what is that in the last picture??? Looks like period blood!!

  13. Hmmm funnily… I lived in Kumamoto for 3 yrs as a young child, and have absolutely no recollection of eating mentaiko at all hahah

  14. ian alexander says:

    Luv d pix…luv fukuoka….luv mentaiko onigiri :razz:

  15. omg try getting this instant mentaiko spaghetti with cream! it’s so good and so easy just mix with cooked spaghetti :O :O :O

  16. Buy ALL the MENTAIKO! btw…when can we see Mr Kareshi? ;-)

  17. Gotta love mentaiko in Fukuoka. I lived there about 10 years ago. Nice city and nice people. Of course the food is good too.

  18. Haha funny. They sure have everything in Japan:)

  19. I hate fish but I can understand how amazing has been this trip for you. Just as if I was in the kingdom of cheese. lol

  20. dafuq! that’s a whole lot of mentaiko! and i’ve nvr seen such huge ones before! :O

  21. cheesie. Go to Yodobashi, they have a few cases can dangle netsuke stuff on it. E.g. The EggShell kit.

  22. Ahh I won’t go to Kyushuu then. I don’t like mentaiko! :(

  23. wow that last picture…i thought you were on your M. LMAO!!!!!

  24. Yerr.. I love mentaiko too. Can I have one of that?? =’[[[[

  25. I love mentaiko too!! I order Hotatementaiyaki, tamago mentai, salmon mentai everytime I go sushi restaurant…! So variety of mentai overthere I wanna go too!

  26. Read this off your “The Ultimate 100 FAQ About Japan” post.nnIf only I read this before I went Fukuoka, I was so focused on ramen (I was in Hakata) so I didn’t know! :’(nnOkay got excuse to go Fukuoka again. Heehee. Thank you!

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