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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/01/17 16:05:04 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2017/01/26 06:16:18



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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/01/17 18:22:41 (permalink)
Forget the beer, I want those glasses!
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/01/18 15:04:20 (permalink)
Frites on Night 1 had an unusual cross-section and were excellent.

On Night 2 at a different place they could have been Ore-Ida. I didn't finish them.
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/01/25 14:45:46 (permalink)
Question for lleechef, is French Onion Soup a "thing" in France, or just something they serve to Americans? The soup I had in Paris would make Lipton blush.
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/01/25 15:42:21 (permalink)
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Question for lleechef, is French Onion Soup a "thing" in France, or just something they serve to Americans? The soup I had in Paris would make Lipton blush.

They make it for Americans.  The only time the French eat it is at a wedding reception or some such celebration, around 4AM to sober up.  That's the only time I had it.  But, yes, it is very good!
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/01/25 15:46:54 (permalink)
The stuff I had was lousy. I could tell no self respecting Frenchman would order it. That's why I asked.
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/01/25 18:15:54 (permalink)
Great selection of beers there, with St. Feuillien probably my favorite.  I love how EVERY beer in Belgium has it's own glass.  That's what makes Kwak so much fun to drink!
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/01/25 23:47:16 (permalink)
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The stuff I had was lousy. I could tell no self respecting Frenchman would order it. That's why I asked.



They have Panera's in France?
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/01/26 06:35:23 (permalink)
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Great selection of beers there, with St. Feuillien probably my favorite.  I love how EVERY beer in Belgium has it's own glass.  That's what makes Kwak so much fun to drink!

They barely have room for all the beers. I was wondering where they keep all the glasses.

The onions in my soup were minced like the ones you find on a White Castle. Yuck. I think it was canned soup for the Americans. We only stopped at the place because we badly needed to use a restroom.
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/01/26 13:57:09 (permalink)
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Great selection of beers there, with St. Feuillien probably my favorite.  I love how EVERY beer in Belgium has it's own glass.  That's what makes Kwak so much fun to drink!

They barely have room for all the beers. I was wondering where they keep all the glasses.

The onions in my soup were minced like the ones you find on a White Castle. Yuck. I think it was canned soup for the Americans. We only stopped at the place because we badly needed to use a restroom.

Not everybody cooking in France is "lleechef" quality.
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/01/26 16:24:20 (permalink)
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Great selection of beers there, with St. Feuillien probably my favorite.  I love how EVERY beer in Belgium has it's own glass.  That's what makes Kwak so much fun to drink!

They barely have room for all the beers. I was wondering where they keep all the glasses.

The onions in my soup were minced like the ones you find on a White Castle. Yuck. I think it was canned soup for the Americans. We only stopped at the place because we badly needed to use a restroom.

Not everybody cooking in France is "lleechef" quality.


Thank you for the compliment! 
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/01/26 16:55:03 (permalink)
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Great selection of beers there, with St. Feuillien probably my favorite.  I love how EVERY beer in Belgium has it's own glass.  That's what makes Kwak so much fun to drink!

They barely have room for all the beers. I was wondering where they keep all the glasses.

The onions in my soup were minced like the ones you find on a White Castle. Yuck. I think it was canned soup for the Americans. We only stopped at the place because we badly needed to use a restroom.

Not everybody cooking in France is "lleechef" quality.


Thank you for the compliment! 


Your welcome. But as you well know, just because it's a restaurant in France, it must be great. They have misses just like the USA>
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/02/16 15:45:13 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby soozycue520 2017/02/25 18:34:03
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....but do yourself a favor and don't make it a regular stop.
Speaking from 40 years of traveling and living in Asia...have a great trip, don't be the ugly American and above all frequent local joints, put your ego in your pocket and let the locals be your guide.
 

Rod,

My colleague actually has many local Japanese favorites. He went to McDonald's just once in 8 months here. We had noodles last night and Korean bbq is planned for tonight.

I saw the ugly Americans (& Russians too) at the airport. That's not me. On Wednesday I stood inside a door at train station waiting for my train to arrive. As passengers got off other trains exiting thru the door, the door would violently snap back. So I began holding it open each time a train arrived. When the Japanese saw a Westerner holding the door for them they had shock on their faces. I have never received so many bows in my life.

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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/02/16 17:45:20 (permalink)
I'm proud of you! It seems so rude to let a door shut when someone's approaching. Lots of people are pretty good about remembering to hold it but others haven't a clue, evidently. I try hard to remember and once in a while, I catch myself holding an automatic door!
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/02/18 07:27:11 (permalink)
Sushi at Wasabi in Muroran.



Delicious and super-fresh. About twice this many plates for 2,640 Yen.
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/02/18 07:29:07 (permalink)
We had these at a noodle place. I don't know what they call them, there was no English on the menu.

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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/02/18 07:59:54 (permalink)
Dogged if I know.
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/02/18 10:42:52 (permalink)
They look like a Pan Fried Dumpling...what was inside...Pork?
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/02/18 13:03:14 (permalink)
Yes, pork. That's what I call the ones I have at Chinese restaurants. I didn't know if there.was different Japanese name.
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/02/18 13:25:44 (permalink)
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Yes, pork. That's what I call the ones I have at Chinese restaurants. I didn't know if there.was different Japanese name.

Gyoza
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/02/18 13:42:05 (permalink)
Yes! Thank you.
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/02/18 21:48:12 (permalink)
My American colleague in Japan was hosted for dinner by our Japanese contact and his wife. After dinner, my colleague told the wife that she could ask him any questions she liked about American life and he would candidly answer. She had grown up on a Japanese beef cattle farm (non-Waygu from my understanding) and wanted to know if Americans really ate great big steaks. He said yes, that he will occasionally cook a half-kilo ribeye for his dinner. He said that she was astounded and that this was more than a Japanese family would ever share for dinner eat in a week.
 
Not being able to leave things alone, yesterday I forwarded this picture to our host, telling him that this Tomahawk Steak is almost 2 kilos and I had cooked it for my dinner. He loved the name Tomahawk Steak and was going to show this to his wife.

Only later did I tell him that I put it on the plate as a joke and actually carved it to serve many meals. But it is still a lot of steak for them to comprehend.
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/02/18 22:42:08 (permalink)
I love Campus Oaks Old Vines Zinfandel. Oh, and I'd be willing to eat that steak.
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/02/18 23:48:49 (permalink)
What a meal!!!!
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/02/19 02:14:07 (permalink)
Lunch at a Chinese restaurant today. Good stuff, but it tasted the same as Japanese food to me.



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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/02/19 02:41:26 (permalink)
Oh that Miso soup looks amazing!
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/02/20 15:49:56 (permalink)
Bust this buffet.


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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/02/21 03:19:43 (permalink)
A view of The Japan Steel Works from my room at the Dormy Inn.

They produce the finest steel on this planet.
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/02/21 04:59:49 (permalink)
Nighthawks at the Diner, Hokkaido-Style

I didn't realize it when I ate here last week (post #46), but this is pretty much Japanese Roadfood. I realized it tonight when I looked up and saw a man in a railroad uniform get up from one of the counter seats. The restaurant is located at the train station and is frequented by railroad employees, businessmen getting off the trains, and other local diners. We had the gyoza again, but more this time.   

This ramen was I don't know what these noodles were, but they were incredibly good. The broth had a mix of soy, beef and sesame flavors. I slurped up all those noodles. I'm glad I took a chance and pointed at that menu picture.

The noodles looked a little better before I stirred in the sprouts and vegetables, but I forgot to get a picture right away. My share of dinner was 1,050 yen.
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Re: Not really where, but what? 2017/02/21 22:37:53 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2017/02/22 20:01:10
I learned today that nearly everything I "knew" about samurai sword making was incorrect.

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