Posted July 24th, 2010 in Food 4 Comments »

I’ve been having such a big craving for … sausage!  I don’t know why, I just feel like eating the juicy, chunky sausage meat.  So, yesterday I run down to a butcher and bought several kinds of sausages – pork, chicken, steak and herb, and italian cheese.

I grilled them at home, and ate with grain mustard.  Before eating, I was so looking forward to enjoying the sausages… all the name (steak and herb, Italian cheese…) sounded so yummy!  But, unfortunately I didn’t enjoy. 🙁

I realised what I was looking for was something similar to Japanese sausages.  The sausages here are very meaty, and too fatty to me.  I couldn’t finish eating them all.  Heartburning….

The left photo is the Japanese sausage, and the right photo is the normal sausage you normally see around here.  The right one looks yummy, isn’t it?  But, I prefer the Japanese one 🙂  Japanese sausage can be eaten as it is: I think it’s a type of processed food like ham or bacon.  The meat is not raw, and you can eat as it is, boiled, or grilled.

I love the taste of the Japanese sausages.  The best brand is “Nippon Ham –  Shauessen” sausage.  What’s so good about it?  The difference is, the skin!  When it’s cooked, it has the very crisp skin and you can hear the sound when you snap the sausage into half.  See the video at Nippon Ham Website.

The best way to eat Japanese sausage is boiling. You cook them in a pot of boiling water for 3 minutes, the flavor and fat come together, and eat while they are hot.  I loooooove eating them with spicy grain mustard.

I may like Japanese sausages just because they are the one I had been eating since I was little.  Have anyone eaten Japanese sausages before?  I don’t know if foreign people also like Japanese sausages, or it’s just us.

Japanese sausages are available at some Asian grocery shop in Perth, but they are sold “frozen”.  I’ve never tried them, the taste may be different..


4 Comments on “Sausage…”

  1. 1 Megan said at 11:01 pm on July 24th, 2010:

    I wouldn’t mind giving the Japanese sausages a try. I agree, Australian sausages are not so herushi!

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 11:46 pm on July 24th, 2010:


    If you have chance, get “Shauessen” sausage and let me know what you think 🙂

  3. 3 mark carter said at 1:06 am on July 25th, 2010:

    you need to go to a german or Yugoslavian butcher and get a kransky sausage seems to be similar to Japanese sausage from the photo.

    a smoked ham bacon sausage which you can boil or grill and have in hot dog bun or with your meal with shredded cabbage and potato and mustard

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 3:09 pm on July 26th, 2010:

    Hi Mark,

    Wow, thank you so much for your information! 😀
    I will try some German butcher.

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