Tag Archives: Japan

It’s Food. You’re Supposed to Eat It.

Is it food?  You might ask that question at a buffet, or in-flight or just to tease your friend.  But can food be art?  I’m not sure, because I’m too busy eating it. How about that?  Is that art?  No, … Continue reading

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Judging Books by Their Covers

Engrish can be amusing sometimes, particularly when it doesn’t make a lick of sense, but how about when the consumer also suffers from food allergies?  What do you have to say for yourself, random brick-and-mortar in Fukuoka, Japan? But there’s no … Continue reading

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A Can of Kouji, Japan’s National Fungus

You’re a tricky son-of-a-gun, “酒.”  For all intents and purposes, you refer to alcohol.  But when you’re (the reader, not the Chinese character) in a 酒店 in China these days, it’s a hotel.  And when you (me, the writer, not … Continue reading

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Shiromomo (Japan)

Given Name: 白桃 Alias: Shiromomo, (Shimizu) white peach Place(s) of Origin: China, but they’ve been in Japan for centuries Place Consumed: Okayama, Japan Background: Have you heard of the Japanese tale called *Momotaro (桃太郎)?  There’s a good chance it originated … Continue reading

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Yaki Curry (Japan)

Given Name: 焼きカレー Alias:  Yaki* Curry Place(s) of Origin: Moji*, Kitakyushu, Japan Place Consumed: Moji, Kitakyushu, Japan Common Features: Rice, Japanese curry sauce, cream/cheese, eggs Background: For my second visit to the island of Kyushu, I decided to visit Kitakyushu, … Continue reading

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