A Japanese Food Primer
Or, 100 ways to annoy your Itamae-san
"What is a treatise on Japanese food doing on a page about food in Montreal?" and "Why is it in a section called Digressions?" you ask. Hell, what's with all the questions?
Just kidding! It's because I lived in Japan for five years and this is as good a place as any to put it. I might give it its own section when I come along with some more digressions.
If you do like Japanese food and enjoy going to Japanese restaurants, you might as well speak the lingo and know what's availablethat is, if your host is even Japanese, as is rarely the case here in Montreal. Of course, if he isn't, he won't understand the bad words I've included in the "Things never to say in front of the Itamae-san" section.
At any rate, here's a guide to some of the food and food terms with which you can impress the chefthe Itamae-san!.