Archive for 'Food'

New Yucky Burger from McDonald’s?

McDonald’s Japan has an exciting new burger! The ヤッキ burger. Or as you would pronounce it in English – The Yucky burger.

People in Japan have been pointing out this bad burger name, noting that “yakkii” sounds like “yucky” and explaining what “yucky” means in Japanese. The definition most people are referring to is “mazui” (そごくまずい) or “very unappetizing.” – Kotaku


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Trade in your license for Ramen

Photo Credit: jinkemoole

Photo Credit: jinkemoole

I must say, it is some pretty good outside the box thinking. Police in central Japan are now offering elderly people a discount on ramen if they agree to surrender their driving licences.

The deal has been arranged for senior citizens in Aichi Prefecture in a bid to reduce the number of traffic accidents on local roads. From Friday, elderly drivers who hand over their licences will get a 15% discount on ramen – the popular noodle and broth soup – at the Sugakiya restaurant chain. – BBC

I wonder if there is an age restriction, because I would totally turn in my license :D

Francis “Cooking with Dog” Passes

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Super sad news that Francis from Cooking with Dog passed away.

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Francis passed away this afternoon. He was 14 years and 9 months old and lived a full, happy life. He was a good friend and will be missed. – Chef and Francis

I was always amazed how he wouldn’t make a run for the food.

Japan’s Crazy Burger is Back

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It looks like the Japanbese fastfood chain Lotteria is bringing back their “with everything” burger. I’m not sure if the restaurant name refers to the gamble you’re taking with your life if you try and eat this burger.

As with every advertising photo, the above picture of the burger is a far cry from what you’ll actually get. If you’re not faint of heart, here is what the burger actually looks like when you order it…

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Back from Melbourne

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I recently got back from a trip out to Melbourne, Australia to visit the office. It was a wonderful time to take a trip during the cold of a Canadian winter :D

Melbourne has many Japanese people and some great Japanese restaurants. Here’s some photos of some places I visited.


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Men Macho Restaurant – Time to get Machooooo!

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Just saw this over on Kotaku as one of the most ridiculous ramen restaurants in Japan. If you’re hungry for ramen and feel like it’s time to get macho…

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Japan’s Chicken McNugget Meal

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It looks like Japan just introduced a 48 piece Chicken McNugget meal. And of course it comes in a bucket.

The offer is for a limited time only. It’s available only in Niigata Prefecture and part of a promotional tie-up with the the newly launched pop group NGT48, the Niigata-based spin-off of the massively popular idol unit AKB48. – Kotaku

But where is the 1 litre tub of honey mustard dipping sauce?

Japanese Gyusuji Curry (Beef Tendon Curry)

I’m a big fan of Japanese curry…well any curry to be honest. Plus I feel like we haven’t seen a Cooking with Dog episode for way too long. This recipe looks like it’s a bit too concerned about removing fat and I think it takes so long that Francis falls asleep, but the end result looks yummy!

Phrase of the day is “rippling jelly like state” :D

The Shabu Shabu Spirit

I’ve only been out for shabu shabu once, but from this video I now know that I totally blew it!

Learn to Use Chopsticks with Chopstick Man

I’m not a chopstick expert. It is always a little depressing when Stacey receives complements for her chopstick skills while I get little more than a silent stare. I guess I’m doing it so wrong that there is no help for me. Until now that is. Now we have Chopstick Man to show us how it’s done!

By the way Chopstick Man, why so grumpy all the time? Is it because of my deplorable chopstick skills? Please don’t be angry with me Mr. Chopstick Man :(