すっぽん;スッポン;suppon

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Mar 30, 2012 23:18
I went out for dinner with my husband today because my son gave us dinner tickets.
I thought I could have traditional Japanese meals because the restaurant had Japanese name, but I didn't know exactly what dishes would be served.
First, a waiter served tiny tofu with a shrimp in a small bowl.
Second, another younger waiter brought a small pot and there were cut leek and something jelly-like in hot soup.
She said, "This is suppon."
As I had never seen named suppon but I knew it meant a turtle, I asked pointing a jelly-like lump, "Is it under the shell of turtle?"
Then she nodded and said," It has a lot of collagen, so it good for the skin."
It looked a little weird, but I tried to ate it.
It tasted like white fish and was not bad.
After coming back home, I looked for suppon in a Japanese-English dictionary to write this entry and knew it translated a soft-shelled turtle.
What?
Soft-shelled?
Then, did I eat a shell of turtle tonight?
So I checked on the Internet and I found the picture of suppon which was cut four pieces.
Oh, my!?