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BBQ

夏はBBQ!

家の中庭ではバベキュー・セットがあります。オーストラリアで人気で、週に一回以上に使われています。 (more…)

Yakiniku

Friday night dinner at a yakiniku restaurant. (more…)

BBQ, fireworks and an earthquake under the Tamagawa bridge

For many, summer in Japan means BBQs and do-it-yourself fireworks at the coast or along a river.  So when I received an invitation to a BBQ on the banks of the Tamagawa, I didn’t want to miss out.  This BBQ had an unexpected additional feature – a fairly large earthquake. (more…)

100 yen fortune

I’m at a Korean restaurant for some bbq extravaganza. On the table is a small machine that dispenses fortunes for 100 yen. It lights up and spins around, and releases a small rolled up piece of paper that looks like it’s just been detached from a carrier pigeon. And my fortune? (more…)

Offal

Chunky bits of chewy offal on the charcoal brazier.  This is called “horumon” cuisine, and the centrepiece for tonight’s dinner with friends in Tokyo.