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post #1 of 22
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Well hello all.

1/2 way through the week already, time is flying.

Another boiling hot day here, I think its time for winter now. Of course you know, come mid winter, I will be saying bring on summer. Its a vicious cycle.


Have a great day all.
post #2 of 22
Morning!

Another sunny day here and the temperatures rose to 21

Takezou, what's Japanese food like?. Theres a few of us going out for a birthday meal on friday and they want Japanese. They've had it before and love it, but said it's not all sushi.
post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post

Takezou, what's Japanese food like?. Theres a few of us going out for a birthday meal on friday and they want Japanese. They've had it before and love it, but said it's not all sushi.
Hunny I assure you, if it were all sushi or other seafood, I'd be long dead from starvation. Food from the ocean just doesn't agree with me, I can deal with some foods cooked in fish stock but thats it.

My diet is very, very limited over here, but I can recommened some foods, if you aren't too fussed on sushi.


*note to self "don't catch falling food, that just came out of fryer"*


ETA: I never really answered your question, Japanese food is YUM!"
post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by DIEGO View Post
I can recommened some foods, if you aren't too fussed on sushi.
Yes please! Apparantly i've been told they come to your table and cook chicken and stuff if you don't want fish, but i just havent got a clue what other things they have, and i'm not a great lover of fish either

Is it similar to chinese food eg:noodles, rice etc...
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
Yes please! Apparantly i've been told they come to your table and cook chicken and stuff if you don't want fish, but i just havent got a clue what other things they have, and i'm not a great lover of fish either

Is it similar to chinese food eg:noodles, rice etc...
Oh right, you are going to a Teppanyaki restaurant, thats where you sit around a griddle plate and they cppk your food with flare, its really interesting to watch. They will (should) have a selection of meats to choose from, I.E beef, lamb, pork, chicken, vegetables and fried rice etc etc. So it really shouldn't be a problem, but if they don't then, you could try:

Tonkatsu (deep fried pork cutlet) that comes with rice, sliced cabbage and some pickles and a special sauce. (my favourite, in fact I just had some now)

Okonomiyaki (Japanese pizza)

Shougayaki (grilled pork, seasoned with ginger)

Tatsutaage (deep fried marinated chicken)

Teriyaki chicken (don't think that needs explaining)

Gyouza (Chinese dumpling)

I will stop there or I could go on forever, oh wait curry rice.

I hope the UK isn't like New Zealand. In Christchurch, out of dozens of Japanese restaurants there are only 4 maybe 5, that are owned and operated by Japanese people. Mostly its Koreans that own/operate them, so the food is..... well not as good.

Anything else I can help you with just let me know.

ETA: Japanese food leaves you feeling satisfied, unlike Chinese food, where you gorge on the stuff and then 10mins later you feel like you haven't eaten.
post #6 of 22
Thanks Takezou I'll take a print off of that.

This is the restaurant were going to

http://www.fujiyamarestaurant.co.uk/

If theres anything there that you would recommend, let me know please
post #7 of 22
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First thing I can tell you, its not Japanese.

S "How do you know that Takezou?"
T "Well Susan, we all know that Fuji is a famous mountain in Japan, its close to Tokyo. What you may knot know is that the character for mountain is read 2 ways, 1st is Yama and the 2nd is San. Mt Fuji is actually called Fujisan, Fujiyama just sounds silly and a Japanese person wouldn't call it that"
S "Wow, what else can you tell me?"
T "The chefs are not Japanese, they haven't even worked in Japan."
S "does it matter that they aren't Japanese people and they haven't trained or worked in Japan?"
T "well I say yes, because if you have a bad experience or think the food is disgusting, you, like any other person with limited knowledge may assume that all Japanese food is not good. I just want you to be educated and to keep an open mind, also not judge Japanese food to harshly "
S "Is there any food, you can recommend me?"
T "Well I don't like to make recommendations, for a place I have not dined at so....."


I hope you enjoyed my conversation. I'm not trying to pick that restaurant apart in any way and I certainly don't want to deter you in any way either.

What I have observed from that website is that it seems to be a restaurant chain, thats a bit of a good sign to a certain extent, means people like must like it. One important thing I noticed is that the exec/head chef hasn't stayed in one place place more than one or two years. Since he is asian that concerns me somewhat, as they tend to stick at one place for a long time. It seems he has been there for a while.

A side note to those who don't know me as well as others, and wish to know why I am what "critiquing" this palce and its chefs. Check out my posts and you will figure it out.
post #8 of 22
I'm cracking up here!

Well there you go, i've learnt something new today
post #9 of 22
Good morning peoples!!

The 3 furry terrors have been doing their best to wake me up since DH left for work (around 6am) I'm going to do some laundry today, and run some errands and then have a nap. Back to work tonight! A show up time of 11pm oh it's going to hurt after being on a day schedule for the past week!

Have a great day everyone!!
post #10 of 22
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I'm cracking up here!

Well there you go, i've learnt something new today
Well I know I typed an excessive amount but look at it this way, I more than likely saved you a tonne of time asking questions that I was able to predict.
post #11 of 22
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I more than likely saved you a tonne of time asking questions that I was able to predict.
Oh you did!, and i appreciate it
post #12 of 22
May I suggest Susan that you go for the tappanyaki - safer on you - esp if you like beef and/or chicken.
post #13 of 22
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Well hey Susan, I thank you for asking a question that made me use my brain a little Its been a long time since I've had to answer any kitchen related questions.
post #14 of 22
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May I suggest Susan that you go for the tappanyaki - safer on you - esp if you like beef and/or chicken.
Please don't be offended Adilah, I just wish to point out. Teppanyaki is the style of cookery and not a type of food.
post #15 of 22
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May I suggest Susan that you go for the tappanyaki - safer on you - esp if you like beef and/or chicken.
I will Adilah, and thank you both

I'll try anything, but i hate not having any knowledge on the foods they serve before i go
post #16 of 22
Rainy and cool again here this morning.

Heading off to work early to get caught up on some paperwork and such, gotta love that mysteriously multiplying paperwork.

A little on the tired side this morning, didn't sleep at all well last night. Even the kitties got annoyed with my tossing and turning and went to sleep on the couch.

The kitties are good this morning giving themselves their after breakfast baths right now in the center of the living room floor. More correctly Sassy is giving himself a bath and Linus is helping by doing his ears for him. It is quite cute.

Everyone have a good one.
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by DIEGO View Post
Please don't be offended Adilah, I just wish to point out. Teppanyaki is the style of cookery and not a type of food.
I know full well what Teppanyaki is dear. It's exciting to watch and in the end, what you eat is worth it! And since Susan would not approve of Sashimi or Sushi, it's her safest bet I think. I personally can't abide Sukiyaki (too sweet) and the only other thing I'll eat with gusto (except for the above) is well "cooked" (if that's the correct term ) Kobe beef! Of course other safe bets in tempura, kaki age etc. but oh how dull! Teriyaki anything too, if incorrectly cooked is bad.
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by Abymummy View Post
I know full well what Teppanyaki is dear. It's exciting to watch and in the end, what you eat is worth it! And since Susan would not approve of Sashimi or Sushi, it's her safest bet I think. I personally can't abide Sukiyaki (too sweet) and the only other thing I'll eat with gusto (except for the above) is well "cooked" (if that's the correct term ) Kobe beef! Of course other safe bets in tempura, kaki age etc. but oh how dull! Teriyaki anything too, if incorrectly cooked is bad.
Yeah, sorry love I just got so excited with the questions, I got carried away.
post #19 of 22
Hey all.

Talk of Japenese food is making me hungry...maybe I'll get some for lunch.

Rainy day today, but since we need the rain I can't really complain.

Hope everone is having a good day.
post #20 of 22
mmm it sounds good we mostly have chinese restraunts here
post #21 of 22
Well we might have record breaking temps here in Wisconsin today.
Right now 89F (32C) the record in Green Bay is 91F set back 1895 (I think that's the year!!)

Anyhow met with my Wednesday clients the last time until December ( a quick visit back here) then most likely June!! I am overwintering some geraniums for them.

Did a Target run-its such a pain that you can only get such a small amount of the real Sudafed at one time!! I wanted two boxes and that put me over my daily limit. So know I have to go back to get the other box.

Not much else-waiting for the cold front to come through tomorrow night.

The one new thing I learned today on Public Radio is if you want to harvest wild rice there are strict restrictions even down to the size of the boat and the size of the sticks to beat the wild rice off the plant!! I feel so much smarter now.
post #22 of 22
Hey everyone!

It's just after 11:30AM here... and I'm ready to get off of work... Too bad I don't get off until 5.

When I woke up this morning PHX was laying snuggled all up to me, I love that!

Not much else going on today... just being bored!

Everyone have a good rest of the week!
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