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Food dying to try when in Japan

Discussion in 'Non-Dama Drama' started by Jewbacca, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Jewbacca

    Jewbacca Honed Member

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    What special dish from Japan do you want to try ???

    Ever since seeing this dish a couple of years ago from kwc insta post or Vida I've always wanted to try it. Can't until next year for wait for it



     
    Jul 18, 2018
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  2. Kyle Palado

    Kyle Palado n00b

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    Conveyor belt sushi period.

    Or Kobe beef lol.
     
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  3. nikki_deo

    nikki_deo Slayer

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    i want to eat the best katsu curry i can find!

    and then try some japan exclusive mcdonalds ^_^' like the teriyaki mcburger, shakashaka chicken and their fancy desserts

    oh and also convenient store food! lolol
     
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  4. Nick Lectura

    Nick Lectura Moderator Staff Member

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    I've tried okonomiyaki, but it was made by Wiens in Oakland lol. I just wanna try everything there! One thing that comes to mind that I wanna try is those ice cream sandwiches the Gallagher's always post when they go cause I'm curious as to why it's so good
     
    Jul 18, 2018
  5. Instagrom3

    Instagrom3 Honed Member

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    those ice cream sandwiches are unreal, like with the heat id have like 3-4 a day

    also takoyaki is the shit, if i can find a street vendor to get them from even cheaper then ill have more of it hahaha
     
    Jul 19, 2018
  6. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    Yes. Those ice cream sandwiches look amazing and definitely wanna try myself. Would like to try ramen and sushi there (I’ve had both from authentic japanese restaurants in town but definitely wanna try in Japan).
    If I ever get to visit I’m sure I’ll see more food items I’d want to try.
     
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  7. Jewbacca

    Jewbacca Honed Member

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    The McDonald's one for sure and absolutely as soon as I get off the plane I'm getting one of those ice cream sandwiches..they sound to legendary
     
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  8. sambarboo

    sambarboo Slayer

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    The best tasting food I ever ate (in Japan) was basashi [horse sashimi]!
    It is super expensive, but worth every penny.
     
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  9. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    Takoyaki!!!
     
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  10. Q Miller-Edwards

    Q Miller-Edwards Honed Member

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    Wait like..raw horse meat??
     
    Jul 22, 2018
  11. sambarboo

    sambarboo Slayer

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    Exactly raw horse meat. It is marinated and sprinkled with sesame seeds and absolutely delicious!
     
    Jul 22, 2018
  12. James Hoang

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    The Gallagher's ice cream sandwiches are pretty nice. I've tried something similar to it iirc. Not sure if it's the exact same taste, but it is pretty good imo.
     
    Jul 22, 2018
  13. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    The current run of new new is Locomoco Hawaiian inspired burgers (Actually had one for dinner last night. :D ) They also have a "Blue Hawaii" drink/desert running as well.
     
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  14. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    During my stay at KWC, i had a few meals i wanted to try out.
    • First, the McDonalds (or the Japanese call it "Macs") Ebi Filet-O. That was a delish burger. Ate it a little late, so the patty got a little soggy. Still tasty nontheless.
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    • Next, i ordered something, which i saw from my favorite TV show - Kodoku no Gurume, that many Japanese consider downright weird. It's an okonomiyaki teishoku, which is okonomiyaki, served in a set (hence, teishoku), which comes with gohan(rice), miso shiru(soup), and tsukemono(pickled vegetable) (it's an Osakan thing). Needless to say, i'll be ordering this more frequently when in Osaka.
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    • There was one Osakan specialty that completely slipped my mind in the recent trip, called kushi katsu (lit. skewer fried cutlet) which are breaded foods on skewer, deep fried. Served fresh and piping hot, there's usually a container of kushi katsu sauce in the middle of your table, where strict single-dip only rules are applied. Also served with raw cabbage leaves.
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  15. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Lots of different ramen to try. If you like sesame usually with a bit of spiciness then you should try Tantanmen. Not all ramen is just Shōyu (soy sauce), Shio (salt), or Miso flavored.

    This is a pic from our ramen shop but you get the idea. :D
     
    Aug 3, 2018
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  16. Jewbacca

    Jewbacca Honed Member

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    cant wait to try that next year
     
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  17. Jewbacca

    Jewbacca Honed Member

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    looks tasty
     
    Aug 5, 2018
  18. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually not bad at all. The spicy one was my preference.
     
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  19. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    After re-watching the documentary, i remembered i had a particular sushi joint in Ginza, Tokyo that i want to try before the owner passes (he's currently 92 years old).
    The place is called Sukiyabashi Jiro, owned by Jiro Ono, who is the titular subject of a documentary called "Jiro Dreams Of Sushi" (available on Netflix. Go watch it, it's worth your 120 minutes).
    It's an omakase style sushi shop, with only ten seats, starts from JPY35,000 (~USD320), and is a reservation-only place with up to 3 months of a wait list.

    Oh, and did i mention that Sukiyabashi Jiro is a Michelin 3-starred establishment?
     
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  20. Jewbacca

    Jewbacca Honed Member

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    I've seen that move under my recommendation. I'll check it out for sure
     
    Aug 5, 2018