|Basashi, kumamoto, Horse Sashimi, 馬刺し, Sakura, 桜, MEAT DISH,
Japanese basashi is an unusual dish which incorporates thin slices of raw horse meat. It belongs to the popular and broad group of sashimi dishes and is considered to be a unique Japanese delicacy. Horse meat is usually leaner than other, more traditional types, it has a slightly sweet flavor, and depending on the maturity, its color can range from pink to dark red.
It is usually paired with sake, the traditional Japanese rice wine.