Let’s Eat Junk Food: Ebi Filet-o at McDonalds

In previous installments we tried Doritos and Oreos; today we find ourselves in Okinawa on vacation and humoring the older child, who celebrated a birthday yesterday. "I want McDonalds for lunch!" she declared. So off to the Golden Arches we went.  I heard about the Halloween Pumpkin Chocolate fries, but they didn't even look good …

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Everything But the Food: a Visit to Kappabashi Kitchen Town

This past Thursday I played hooky from my usual Japanese class and headed into Tokyo with my friends Chika and Sabina. Our destination: Kappabashi, or Kitchen Town. Guidebooks often call Kappabashi the plastic sushi district, or the place where many restaurants buy the food samples that they display in glass cases out front. A better description? Everything …

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