Food

Memoirs From Marugame: Calling In Sick – Day 5

Memoirs From Marugame: Calling In Sick – Day 5

Sometimes you call in sick from work because you’re sick. Sometimes you call in sick because you arrived at work and realized you forgot your uniform.  They get mad at people who forget their work uniform and empathize with those who are sick, so the […]

Memoirs From Marugame: Talking To Strangers – Day 4

Memoirs From Marugame: Talking To Strangers – Day 4

On Day 4, I have to talk to strangers. Very weird to be on the other side of a food transaction.

Memoirs From Marugame: Pain And Appreciation – Day 3

Memoirs From Marugame: Pain And Appreciation – Day 3

Day 3 started with an optimistic attitude. Ready to learn and to cook. That optimism quickly faded away.

Memoirs From Marugame: Pain and Tempura – Day 2

Memoirs From Marugame: Pain and Tempura – Day 2

I woke up in so much pain. My back, neck, shoulders and feet were howling from three hours of moderate labor. It’s my 2nd day of work and my schedule time is now more manageable from 11am-3pm.  I leave home at 10am, listen to some […]

Memoirs From Marugame: Working At A Restaurant – Day 1

Memoirs From Marugame: Working At A Restaurant – Day 1

It’s my first day working my part-time restaurant job from 10am-3pm and then my full-time job from 4pm-2am. I’m ready for the challenge!

Memoirs From Marugame: From Disney to Dishwasher

Memoirs From Marugame: From Disney to Dishwasher

It’s like Cinderella in reverse, but I’m a guy, and I’m still doing well but just want to experience a more difficult type of work while learning to cook. Okay, it’s nothing like Cinderella.

Kura Sushi: Amazing Conveyor Belt Sushi For 100JPY

Kura Sushi: Amazing Conveyor Belt Sushi For 100JPY

While in Osaka, I got “hooked” on conveyor belt sushi.  Get it? Hooked? Sushi? Hooking a fish? Thank you for continuing to read this post. I’ll stop being punny.

Huis Ten Bosch – There’s a REAL Robot Restaurant…and it’s good!

Huis Ten Bosch – There’s a REAL Robot Restaurant…and it’s good!

As I was looking through the brochure for Huis Ten Bosch, one of the attractions was a restaurant staffed by robots.  Seeing this as another unique experience, we made our way to the robot restaurant to grab some food.

Cremia Is The Most Delicious Ice Cream You Will Ever Have

Cremia Is The Most Delicious Ice Cream You Will Ever Have

The title says it all. Cremia is a special type of ice cream that I have only seen in Japan.  It’s not available everywhere and it costs much more than regular ice cream, but is absolutely worth it.

Unusual Eats: Horse Sashimi and Whale Bacon in Nagasaki

Unusual Eats: Horse Sashimi and Whale Bacon in Nagasaki

At an izakaya called 炉端亜紗 喜三郎 (Kozaburo Kirisaki) in Nagasaki, I noticed two unusual menu options: whale and horse.  I haven’t really thought about eating those two creatures before, but since I had the opportunity I went for it.