food – Herro Flom Japan http://www.herroflomjapan.com Binaural Podcasts From Japan Mon, 11 Jun 2018 22:13:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i1.wp.com/www.herroflomjapan.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/cropped-hfj_neighborhood_shrine-smushed.jpg?fit=32%2C32 food – Herro Flom Japan http://www.herroflomjapan.com 32 32 A binaural podcast from Japan. Rich Pav yes Rich Pav herroflomjapan@gmail.com herroflomjapan@gmail.com (Rich Pav) 2005-2016 Rich Pav Some guy in Japan and his kids. food – Herro Flom Japan http://www.herroflomjapan.com/content/uploads/2015/06/Spray-painted-neighborhood-temple-1400px-Deep-Magazine.jpg http://www.herroflomjapan.com herroflomjapan@gmail.com Yes TV-PG Koga, Ibaraki, Japan Weekly 1487614 Squid Chips http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2008/08/22/squid-chips/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=squid-chips http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2008/08/22/squid-chips/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2008 10:40:11 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2008/08/22/squid-chips/ It’s Friday, I’m starting on my way home and I was hungry for a snack so I bought a bag of tempura fried squid. They look like potato chips or some other salted carbohydrate snack. Apparently, if you’re not eating them, they don’t smell so nice. I was eating them out of the bag when […]

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It’s Friday, I’m starting on my way home and I was hungry for a snack so I bought a bag of tempura fried squid. They look like potato chips or some other salted carbohydrate snack. Apparently, if you’re not eating them, they don’t smell so nice. I was eating them out of the bag when I got on the train and instantly all the women around me covered their faces with their handkerchiefs. One woman moved to another part of the train. I took the hint and twisted the bag shut until I got off at my stop then ate the rest in the open air.

Next time, I’ll wait to get home to eat them. Tony likes stinky food so we’ll eat them together.

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Spoils from Costco raid http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2008/03/15/spoils-from-costco-raid/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=spoils-from-costco-raid http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2008/03/15/spoils-from-costco-raid/#comments Sat, 15 Mar 2008 11:40:13 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2008/03/15/spoils-from-costco-raid/ The only good thing that comes to mind about living a spartan life limited to home, commuting and work is that it doesn’t take much at all to make me happy.

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The only good thing that comes to mind about living a spartan life limited to home, commuting and work is that it doesn’t take much at all to make me happy.

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Squid Ink Spaghetti http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2008/03/08/squid-ink-spaghetti/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=squid-ink-spaghetti http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2008/03/08/squid-ink-spaghetti/#comments Sat, 08 Mar 2008 06:20:06 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2008/03/08/squid-ink-spaghetti/ It smells like a bonfire made from burning tires on a New Jersey beach at low tide on a hot summer day. Guess which family resturant. Easy question for anyone who’s lived in Japan.

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It smells like a bonfire made from burning tires on a New Jersey beach at low tide on a hot summer day.
Guess which family resturant. Easy question for anyone who’s lived in Japan.

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Sembei with holy frikkin’ WASPS in them! http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/14/sembei-with-holy-frikkin-wasps-in-them/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sembei-with-holy-frikkin-wasps-in-them http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/14/sembei-with-holy-frikkin-wasps-in-them/#comments Fri, 14 Sep 2007 04:48:59 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/14/sembei-with-holy-frikkin-wasps-in-them/ This is the kind of news from Japan I suspect is the norm. Am I right or wrong? I’ll admit that it’s a fact, as reported a few days ago by the Asahi Shimbun, that that a town called Omachi in Nagano Prefecture is selling rice crackers with wholesome waspy goodness baked right in. But […]

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This is the kind of news from Japan I suspect is the norm. Am I right or wrong? I’ll admit that it’s a fact, as reported a few days ago by the Asahi Shimbun, that that a town called Omachi in Nagano Prefecture is selling rice crackers with wholesome waspy goodness baked right in.

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But if you come away with only one new bit of knowledge after reading my blog, I hope it’s the realization that this kind of stuff makes the news because it’s not normal.

All the weird, zany, wacky news from Japan like this you read on blogs? Most of it is considered weird here too. I’ve seen and eaten all kinds of sembei throughout my 18 years of living here, but you could live out your whole life in this country and never come across any kind of food with bugs in it on purpose. The thing is, I bet if I started posting news like this more often, my readership and Google ranking (currently 4, which is pretty darn good) would increase. I refuse to do that. In fact, I try my best to do the opposite: show you what daily life is really like (i.e. kinda boring, really).

But I have to admit, I’d love to try jibachi sembei. If it passes for “food” somewhere in the world, I’ll eat it. Whenever there’s something on a menu that’s outrageous or I don’t know what exactly it is, that’s what I order.

And please, call them “sembei,” not “rice crackers.” It irks me it when people call food by its description instead of its real name.

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McDonald’s is mobbed http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/08/mcdonalds-is-mobbed/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mcdonalds-is-mobbed http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/08/mcdonalds-is-mobbed/#comments Sat, 08 Sep 2007 03:40:08 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/08/mcdonalds-is-mobbed/ It’s lunchtime, swimming just let out and the department store shoppers are also hungry. The line to the register snakes through the restaurant and out the back door. I have nothing better to do while waiting in line, ergo, I’m unnecessarily blogging. Who knows, maybe somebody out there was wondering what a McDonald’s in Japan […]

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It’s lunchtime, swimming just let out and the department store shoppers are also hungry. The line to the register snakes through the restaurant and out the back door.
I have nothing better to do while waiting in line, ergo, I’m unnecessarily blogging. Who knows, maybe somebody out there was wondering what a McDonald’s in Japan looks like.

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Sheep boob salad http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/23/sheep-boob-salad/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sheep-boob-salad http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/23/sheep-boob-salad/#comments Thu, 23 Aug 2007 13:30:12 +0000 http://1693056297 I like how they made a nipple with the condements.

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I like how they made a nipple with the condements.

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Tonight’s menu http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/23/tonights-menu/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tonights-menu http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/23/tonights-menu/#comments Thu, 23 Aug 2007 10:30:07 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/23/tonights-menu/ Raw sea cucumber, Korean shochu, and Blair’s Sudden Death sauce. Having a wonderful time, wish you were here. (Hi Mom!)

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Raw sea cucumber, Korean shochu, and Blair’s Sudden Death sauce.
Having a wonderful time, wish you were here.
(Hi Mom!)

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Raw Whale http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/20/raw-whale/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=raw-whale http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/20/raw-whale/#comments Mon, 20 Aug 2007 11:30:06 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/20/raw-whale/ To you, he’s Free Willy. To us, he’s a tasty morsel.

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To you, he’s Free Willy. To us, he’s a tasty morsel.

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Dinner with Oliver http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/20/dinner-with-oliver/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dinner-with-oliver http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/20/dinner-with-oliver/#respond Mon, 20 Aug 2007 11:00:34 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/20/dinneq-with-oliver/ We’re at an izakaya ordering all the bizarre foods: sliced pig snout, raw horse meat, fried chicken skin, grilled bait, and potatoes with fish egg sauce. And, of course, we’re giving our livers a workout: beer, shochu and now sake.

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We’re at an izakaya ordering all the bizarre foods: sliced pig snout, raw horse meat, fried chicken skin, grilled bait, and potatoes with fish egg sauce.
And, of course, we’re giving our livers a workout: beer, shochu and now sake.

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Conveyor Belt Sushi http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/04/08/conveyor-belt-sushi/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=conveyor-belt-sushi http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/04/08/conveyor-belt-sushi/#comments Sun, 08 Apr 2007 09:48:48 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/04/08/387/ Actually, the proper term is “Revolving Sushi.” I am so hungry after making this video.

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Actually, the proper term is “Revolving Sushi.”

I am so hungry after making this video.

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