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So I’m a Picky Eater

Posted: May 22, 2010 in Assignment, Culture
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My hardest challenge besides the language barrier in Japan has been the food.  I am a very picky eater and my taste buds can’t handle the unique style of culinary arts. Being an island, Japan has a high amount of seafood. Seafood is something that I can’t stand and so it is difficult for me to eat it.

Because of the aforementioned “Picky Eater Syndrome”, I find it hard to eat alot here and thus haven’t been eating as much. Some various highlights include:

  • Breakfast at the hotel in Tokyo: Nothing too different. Bacon, eggs, sausage links, bread, cereal, milk, coffee, and tea. Although difference in the menu include rice, miso soup, and something that may be seaweed that I never pay attention to. Overall it tastes good, just a little undercooked for my tastes. I always make a point to eat  a lot since I’m so picky and I don’t know when I’ll come across something I would eat.
  • Dinner the first night: On our first night here, Dr. C took us to a restaurant and ordered a variety of food for us. Most of it was seafood of course, although there were other dishes such as the one pictured below. I’m not sure what it was but it had a tangy taste I didn’t care for. Other dishes included squid tentacles and fish.I actually some shrimp, which I was told taste like Chicken. The verdict: it tasted like chicken – and it was good! Speaking of chicken, I tried Yakitori for the first time, which is a kabob consisting of skewered grilled chicken and onions. It is one of my favorite dishes in Japan so far.

I will be posting more on my experiences with food in Japan soon. Feel free to respond about your opinions of this food.