TRAVEL IN JAPAN

More Exotic than Crickets — the Strangest Food I’ve Ever Eaten

Ordered by my daughter at a Japanese restaurant

Diane Neill Tincher
Japonica Publication
5 min readFeb 18, 2024

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Tempura on plate with lemon.
It doesn’t look strange or particularly exotic. (Photo by my daughter.)

I realize that “strangest food” is subjective, so some of these may not be so strange to you. Nevertheless, allow me to share a few of my standouts.

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Diane Neill Tincher
Japonica Publication

Top writer in Travel. I’ve lived in Japan since 1987 & love learning, history, & the beauty of nature. Pls use my link to join Medium: https://bit.ly/3yqwppZ