No sushi for Japanese PM Shinzo Abe??
Abe flew into Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Photograph: (ANI)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe does not seem to have been served any sushi for dinner last night.
Abe is in India on a two-day visit.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Abe were served a "Gujarati thali" and "Japanese delicacies" for dinner Wednesday night.
Wednesday's dinner menu for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (WION)
The Japanese delicacies included a satsumaimo (sweet potato) katsu curry.
Katsu is a breaded, deep-fried cutlet.
There was also a ginger soya dafu (tofu braised in ginger-flavoured soya sauce).
An eggplant akamise (spiced dark miso sauce).
And a miso yaki udon (udon noodles in miso, stir fried).
On the Gujarati thali were, among others, a palak jamun (fried milk dumplings in spinach gravy), a rasawala bateta (potatotes in spiced Gujarati curry), and a bharela parvar (pointed gourd slow cooked in milk).
For dessert, there was saffron jalebi, a trio of ice cream (mango, fig, and kesar pista), and petit fours (date balls) to choose from.
The menu seems to have been all-vegetarian.
Sushi of course is Japan's most popular food, or at least its best-known.
It consists of small balls or rolls of vinegar-flavoured cold rice served with a garnish of vegetables, egg, or raw seafood.
Abe flew into Ahmedabad on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe at Ahmedabad Airport. (ANI)
The two prime ministers took out a roadshow -- in an open jeep -- to Sabarmati Ashram yesterday.
Abe wore a white kurta pajama and a blue Nehru jacket. His wife Akie Abe wore a salwar kameez.
They also visited the iconic Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, popularly called Sidi Saiyyid ki Jaali.
Today, Modi and Abe will attend the ground-breaking ceremony for India's planned "bullet-train" project (or high-speed railway corridor) linking Ahmedabad to Mumbai.