Saturday, 29 December 2012

Giveaway!

 
 
A giveaway post that was triggered by SK's post.

Plastic food or "sampuru" (from the English word sample) is ubiquitous at Japanese eateries. Plus point for us who may have problem ordering by looking at a Japanese menu, plastic food display can be a godsend. 

We just dragged the waitress out and point at what we'd like to order. Or if you are like me, and is always nosy to know exactly the ingredients in the dishes, plastic food display helped a lot. I'd point and ask for confirmation about what is in that dish. Whether it's only seafood, or with beef or chicken or pork.
 
Gotta love "sampuru". Here's more photos of the - over at my other blog.

Anyhoo.. to celebrate the arrival of the year 2013, I'm going to do a small giveaway. Small item only but hey! It's from Japan! ^^

The question :
What is the hardest and most expensive edible item on a restaurant menu to be made into plastic food? 

Hint:
Salarymen love it.

The first commentor with the correct answer/guess will get  this.

It's a handphone strap of Hello Kitty wearing a cow's shaped-hat on a "terung"! Want?

BTW, eggplant stir fried with beef or what is called "nasu to gyuniku no amazu itame" is absolutely delicious. Om nom nom

Well, go on and guess away. Don't let me distract you. ^^

Closing date : when I finally get around to reading the guesses and when there is a correct answer.

Ru, you CANNOT enter this. ;p

47 comments:

  1. Kobe Beef!..... Ngap! Ngap!

    I won., I won!

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    1. I am sure it is Kobe Beef but you want Japanese names, mampus lah! Adoi! Wagyu Beef, Kobe Ushi!

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    2. This beef is so hard to get get. They come from well bred Tajima Cattles that need to ngap ngap everyday to get lowest fat in their meat compared to normal lembu that eat lalang. I think Tajima cows get free massage daily, bathe in lavender oils and eat corn flakes with their own milk. Anay call this Lembu Mewah!

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    3. Anay,
      You don't understand. Not what's the most expensive food but the most expensive PLASTIC FOOD. Not real food. PLASTIC. :)

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  2. It was just my wild guess ok. Earlier I thought it was Asahi Beer. This Lina sure tricky one. Clever to twist and ngap the words.

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  3. Ru cannot enter this contest?

    Never mind, I'll pester Ru to give me the correct answer or better still, answer on my behalf~~ :p

    Ru, do you hear me?

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  4. So that is called sampuru, eh?

    Can I guess why it's call sampuru instead?

    Sampuru = Sample :D
    Correct? Yeah, I won!! Please send that cowly Hello Kitty to me.

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    1. Oh wait, you already reveal that in your post~ silly me!

      Now go back to guess the most expensive made sampuru T___T

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    2. i also confused by Ah Hua's answer lah, she didn't answer the question at all and claimed that she has the correct answer and asked to send her the gift!! wakakakakaka.. this Ah Hua pancut too much till banjir last night, now no more kebasahan to think is it?? :D

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    3. Ah Hua is out of ஈரப்பதம், LOL!

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    4. Yennadey...

      Ini Thambee taught Ah Hua "kebasahan" in Tamil lah!

      Aiyoyo...

      Habislah. Later these two talk hamsap in Tamil pulak! LOL

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    5. Ah Hua Yenngga Porreng Ngehh sampuru lembu ape tu dei?

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  5. I don't know what salarymen love to eat or drink.... bento set? Beer?? Argh!!

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    1. This Mak Rempinator initiated Ah Hua to write email to the Japanese Flower Boy to ask non-work related question... well, he's a salaryman :D

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    2. yeah, maybe i shall go and ask around to get the answer, hahaha!! that handphone strap is cute lah, Meow sure likes it cos it's a kucing with a terung!! bwahahahaha.. it it's a doraemon lagi best for SK~~ :D

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    3. Ah Hua, you can use this excuse to keep in touch with flower boy, right? ;p

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  6. I'm gonna tembak this time, the answer is yakitori?? Please tell me that I'm right!

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  7. oooh, i love this post!! already drooling when i see all those サンプル.. and you have such a huge collection of photos of them huh, hahahaha!!

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    1. but i think taking photo is also a good way to tell the waiters what you really want, instead of dragging them outside and point at what you wish to order, haha~~

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  8. yeah, i would be amazed and stunned if i see a huge wall of display of these real looking サンプル.. that would have attracted me to scrutinize each and every dish they have, and even down to each and every item within one dish itself!!

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    1. better this way than to cook the real thing and display them at the entrance, and at the end of the day you have to dispose the food right?? and with this サンプル "art", the food are more handsome looking too..

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  9. before i make a guess, may i clarify a few about the question??

    1) "hardest".. are you referring to the texture of the food, or you mean most difficult to mold into the サンプル??

    2) "most expensive".. are you referring to the food itself, or the cost of the material and craftsmanship to make it into a サンプル??

    3) how many guesses can we each have??

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    1. Answer to your query:
      1. Yes. The hardest texture to make and mold
      2. Cost of craftmanship
      3. As many as you want, until someone got it right or almost 98% right. ;)

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  10. I love salmon so my wild guess would be fish.

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    1. Fish is actually easy to make. :)

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    2. I thought so..what about the 'Roe'?

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  11. Special skills are indeed required to mould those items into look-alike food. Very challenging task for the Japanese!

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  12. As far as I was concerned, that would be Wagyu Beef... It costs a fortune to hav those in grams... Hehee...

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  13. Some of you "almost' got it right you know. Hahaha

    Not telling which one though.

    It's not how much it cost to eat the thing. The answer I'm looking for is what is the most expensive plastic food item you can custom made i.e. in terms of how hard to make them into plastic food and the cost for the craftsmen to make it. Think value as in plastic and craft and not real food cost.

    And you can guess all you want until someone got it right. :)

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  14. I was going to say shochu but...you can't eat that.

    Ramen.

    Even if it's wrong they do love it too.

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    1. My bad that it's not the most expensive.

      So o-toro? fugu? I guess my multiple answers means I'm out.

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  15. OK Lemme rephrase that,
    anything on the restaurant menu. Food, liquid, etc. ^^

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  16. Beer(ビール)
    "( ^-^)/且☆且\(^-^ )"

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  17. aiyoh, whole day out today and wanted to put in my guesses but your blog doesn't allow me to comment through my phone lah.. typed so long and cannot publish, ish!!!

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  18. aiyoh difficult to guess lah.. i am malaysian not japanese mah.. and never stepped foot into japan also.. okaylah, since as many guesses as we like?? here comes mine:

    1) Ramen/Udon
    2) Beer
    3) Bento/Rice

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    1. guess 3x?
      better you write the whole list le deh..

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    2. actually i listed 7 in my previous comments, wakakaka, basically just list all the food i know lah.. but then too bad, my phone cannot publish that.. come home only i put three lor

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  19. Salarymen? Must ne something on the go them....Burger!

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  20. Ru has been gallivanting and attending bonenkais and eating waaayyy to much real food, so of course she arrives two days too late.

    Oy. That actually counts as early for Africa, so stop complaining already.

    Actually I have no idea whatsoever what the answer is, so there's no chance that I can hijack that present. When are you going to tell us?!

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    1. Patience, my pretties. :-D

      I'll have a shortlist of possible winners by tonite? Let them make a final guess or something.

      All this for a measly Hello Kitty hphone strap. :-D

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  21. Fulamak, lina, your giveaway damn tough la!

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  22. My guess is
    1. ebiko
    2. corn

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  23. Another guess,

    3. Japanese rice
    4. soup
    5. tempura

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  24. Just for fun... Gyoza dipping sauce, miso soup, beer!!
    Anyways, happy new year!

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  25. very tough question leh...sure will make sk scratch his karipap hair style till penyek

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