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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Byakko wrote:
You actually think the naruto fans know of the difference? Wink Laughing

Actually yes, the largest portion of the fan base is likely still the fans who watched fansubs and read scanslations, a group more likely to know details like this.

Now if the dub takes off, a few months from now that might not be the case anymore though. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, because of anime, I get influenced to try the Japanese food. Very Happy I was watching One Piece and Luffy was eating udon noodle soup, and I was convinced to try it out. However, I found out that it's not really to my taste. =/ (Also, I heard the noodle place I went to didn't have really good Japanese noodles, so many real udon will taste better; I'm willing to give udon that benefit of the doubt)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Byakko wrote:
Actually, because of anime, I get influenced to try the Japanese food. Very Happy I was watching One Piece and Luffy was eating udon noodle soup, and I was convinced to try it out. However, I found out that it's not really to my taste. =/ (Also, I heard the noodle place I went to didn't have really good Japanese noodles, so many real udon will taste better; I'm willing to give udon that benefit of the doubt)

I think that happens to everyone, I know that anime was responsible for my wanting to try real Ramen so badly. (And it ended up being the first meal I had in Japan, but not only because I wanted it. I got carsick on the way home from the airport and my friend thought the broth would help calm my stomach, which it did.)

I've had real udon, I hated it, it's one of the few things I ate I didn't like. Any fish egg sushi I found I disliked (so I can safely avoid trying caviar in my lifetime most likely Wink ), and I didn't like natto, but that's not a big surprise. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maestro4k wrote:

I've had real udon, I hated it, it's one of the few things I ate I didn't like. Any fish egg sushi I found I disliked (so I can safely avoid trying caviar in my lifetime most likely Wink ), and I didn't like natto, but that's not a big surprise. Very Happy


Udon has that miso soup in it. It's kind of funky, so I wonder if the real one would be even more potent. ^^;; I really want to try good ramen though. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beef bowls in roadside stands are pretty good, but breeding areas for disease.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Beef bowls in roadside stands are pretty good, but breeding areas for disease.

I had beef bowl a few times but not at any roadside stands. It's really good, and an amazingly cheap meal, no wonder it's popular with college students in Japan. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My advice: bring your own bowl. They lack hot water out there for washing...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My advice: bring your own bowl. They lack hot water out there for washing...


That's also the reason why you dont drink water there. The tea is healthier and cleaner since it's in hot water....
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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TokenAsian wrote:
My advice: bring your own bowl. They lack hot water out there for washing...


That's also the reason why you dont drink water there. The tea is healthier and cleaner since it's in hot water....

I was never out in the boonies far enough to run across those types of stands so I was safe. Razz

As for drinking the water (tap water at least in the city) I didn't have any problem, I drank water when I could and beer when I couldn't and never had any trouble. I have hard of people who've drank the water and gotten sick, even in Tokyo, so I think it's less the drinking water quality (it's treated just as well as any city in the US) and more how susceptible you are to other things. Smile

I learned how to ask for water in Japanese quickly though. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember stashing MREs and Pop Tarts in my luggage when I went to China once.

Oh, and learn to find grocery stores for Westerners if you're ever in China. They sell real food there.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TokenAsian wrote:
I remember stashing MREs and Pop Tarts in my luggage when I went to China once.

Oh, and learn to find grocery stores for Westerners if you're ever in China. They sell real food there.


MREs are a must if you go to China.

I had 2 family friend who came back and had to go to the hospital for assorted food poisoning. Seriously if you do go, find someone who knows where to eat.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recommend the hot dog and rice pilaf MREs and strawberry Pop Tarts.

Oh, and go for Chinese greasy spoon diners. Good breakfast, usually can't go wrong since it's all fried or boiled so hot you can't even touch it.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh, China, well I wasn't planning on going there anytime soon anyway. Smile I'll do good to afford to go back to Japan again and that's definitely a bigger priority to me than any other country. Very Happy

So how do the Chinese people avoid getting food poisoning? The ones who live there I mean.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They've gotten sick so many times they're immune.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are always different sort of microorganisms in a different environment. The people in China/Japan and even the US have all gotten used to their own microbes so they don't get sick with the food or water. But if you go to another country, you're so swamped with different microbes that you may fall ill to even a weak cold-like bug there that you just weren't exposed to before.


Heh....my teacher today was heavily advocating drinking beer because it's much safer to drink in other countries because its microbe free. I guess it's a good idea to do, if I was over 21. (Just don't get too drunk and get thrown in jail Wink )
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