Fun Foods

One thing that Tokyo is famous for is amazing food. Particularly if you are one of those people who enjoy food. Sadly, Betsy and I are more the “eat for sustenance” type, rather than the “eat for enjoyment” types, and haven’t quite gotten the hang of food appreciation. Combine that with a Japanese tendency to offer the oddest foods to the newest guests and you have a recipe for some rough meals. For at least the first six months, it didn’t seem that you could even purchase cooked food in Japanese restaurants. It was all raw. The other sad part is that no matter how hard we try, we can’t seem to build an appreciation for seafoods, which, of course, Japan is famous for. (I can already hear what you’re saying in your mind, “what about…?” And the answer is “NO. Not even…” Feel free to insert whatever relatively innocuous seafood option you personally love and can’t imagine someone hating: shrimp, salmon, crab, whatever. If it could ever call the water home, we do not like it.)

Russell Anderson: Tokyo: March 2014-August 2014 &emdash;

Russell Anderson: Tokyo: March 2014-August 2014 &emdash;

Russell Anderson: Tokyo: March 2014-August 2014 &emdash;
Seemingly friendly names like “Taco Yaki” are malicious deceivers.

Russell Anderson: Tokyo: March 2014-August 2014 &emdash;
That beautiful rose is a very recently deceased horse.

Russell Anderson: Tokyo: March 2014-August 2014 &emdash;

Russell Anderson: Tokyo: March 2014-August 2014 &emdash;
When you bread and deep fry it, it’s called Tempura, and I will admit that with enough deep frying, most things are far more edible.

Russell Anderson: Tokyo: March 2014-August 2014 &emdash;

Russell Anderson: Tokyo: March 2014-August 2014 &emdash;

Russell Anderson: Tokyo: March 2014-August 2014 &emdash;
Crystal was more willing to pretend to enjoy the odd foods.

Russell Anderson: Tokyo: March 2014-August 2014 &emdash;
Yes–those are weird little white wormy things, not rice.

Russell Anderson: Tokyo: March 2014-August 2014 &emdash;

Russell Anderson: Tokyo: March 2014-August 2014 &emdash;

I got this when I tried to order the “American Hamburger” option off the menu. Close, but not quite.

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