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04-08-2008, 06:40 AM

Haha I know, but I've never been to another country on my own before. I wouldnt even know what to do at the airport...

I mentioned Japan to my mum but she said "I dont wanna go to Japan..I dont like sushi!"....I should try and explain to her that Japan has Mcdonalds and stuff aswell
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04-08-2008, 06:43 AM

lol...
:O Mos Burger (?) is like THE best japanese food haha
actually i want to do that. it would be kinda awkward but fun


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04-08-2008, 06:53 AM

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Haha I know, but I've never been to another country on my own before. I wouldnt even know what to do at the airport...

I mentioned Japan to my mum but she said "I dont wanna go to Japan..I dont like sushi!"....I should try and explain to her that Japan has Mcdonalds and stuff aswell
Forget McDonalds, there are a ton of authentic Japanese foods that are not raw fish. There are lots of different kinds of donburi (rice bowl with meat on top, such as chicken, beef, or pork cutlet), tonkatsu (pork cutlet), kara'age (fried chicken), zosui (rice and meat stew), yakisoba (Japanese chow mein), okonomiyaki (egg and batter mixed with meat and veggies), ramen, udon, curry, etc. Plus there are tons of Chinese restaurants in Japan, as well as some other foreign food. I don't like raw fish either, but I lived there for 2 years and had plenty of things to eat!


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04-08-2008, 06:57 AM

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:O Mos Burger (?) is like THE best japanese food haha
actually i want to do that. it would be kinda awkward but fun
I didn't care for Mos Burger. There was one in my town, and it was the only burger place for many, many miles in any direction, but I ate there a total of maybe 3 times in 2 years. There were just much, much better choices available. My favorite was probably the Kara'age teishoku at this little triangle-shaped restaurant right in front of the train station.


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04-08-2008, 06:57 AM

Thanks samurai007! I was waiting for someone to explain it to clairbear!
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Thanks samurai007! I was waiting for someone to explain it to clairbear!
My pleasure. It's a common misconception in the west that Japanese food = raw fish (and/or teriyaki). Many Japanese restaurants here serve mostly sushi and sashimi, and what other choices they provide tend to be very poor versions of the food you can get in Japan. I have never found a place here in the US that has really good quality, authentic foods like the ones I mentioned. Man, I miss real kara'age, zosui, hakata ramen, etc...


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04-08-2008, 07:12 AM

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Haha I know, but I've never been to another country on my own before. I wouldnt even know what to do at the airport...

I mentioned Japan to my mum but she said "I dont wanna go to Japan..I dont like sushi!"....I should try and explain to her that Japan has Mcdonalds and stuff aswell
I am able to eat more of a variety of food in Japan than I am in the US. Besides Japanese food, the best Indian, French-style, and Pan-Asian food can be found in Kobe. I also love going to (Italian-style) pasta restaurants because the pasta is al-dente rather than mushy at typical American pasta places. You'll get a better hamburger in the US, but the best steak I ever ate was in Tokyo (thankfully I wasn't paying for it).

Japan isn't like some backwoods tribal land (I know you know that) but MOST of the food is cooked. Sushi and sashimi (raw) is a delicacy that most Japanese eat only a few times a year. (Some might eat it more regularlly, but raw fish isn't a staple like white rice, despite what some think).
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