Anyway, antipasto plate.
Anyway, antipasto plate.
Hm. What, does South Korean food not have much to reccomend it? I live in middle-of-nowhere land in the States, which I can't imagine is much better. All the Korean I've ever had has been some decent (to me, I really have no idea) Bi-bim-bop, which was fairly yummy.
I don't think I ate any bread in Japan, but it all looked really good.
American people or, in fact, Westerners annoyed me everywhere I encountered them. I realize this comment is very meta, but all the same. I slammed into some woman in Shibuya during rush hour while walking down the street; she stopped in the middle of the very crowded street to take a picture without any warning. I think she was German, since the curse the impact elicited from her lips sounded German. Later, while walking down some alley in Shinjuku, I felt a vague sense of unease. It's the same sense of unease I feel in pretty much any US city. I turned around to see the guy shadowing me. Also a Westerner, dammit. But the worst was when I was at a lovely Ginza cocktail bar, which I enjoyed very much. Some loud American idiot was occupying a corner table with a flock of fellows, talking about how he'd been to all the best cocktail bars in the States, and on and on, naming places that were not, in fact, good cocktail bars, so he clearly hadn't. His party was poorly dressed, really poorly dressed in bad jeans, and yes, loafers. What is it with that? He was generally making a rukus, which is too bad, because I like quiet, and the place was very quiet and peaceful. I shook my head in aggravation, which the bartender clearly recognized -- he looked at me, and with some disdain, pronounced one word: Internationals. I was surprised to hear that, considering the politeness with which the Japanese seem to tolerate foreigners (and the fact that I and my friend clearly were foreigners).
Incidentally, I would probably hold my chopsticks wrong, but I have a colleauge who was born in Hong Kong who properly instructed me some years ago. Not knowing is one thing, it is a forgivable offense, but just generally being disrespectful; not so much,.
Does any one else find foamy sauces kind of unappealing? Not to point a finger at Matt's langoustine, but I see that a lot recently and am usually a little turned off.
I feel like the guy who goes to the orchid convention and says that he doesn't like flowers with spots. Thinks they're messy.