Natalie Goes to Japan

40 year old very married blonde woman having a midlife crisis who heads to Japan alone to follow her dreams. Be careful what you wish for ... you just may get it.

Saturday, September 09, 2006


For vegetarians, Japan is pretty much hell. Everything has chicken, pork, fish, octupus, eel, or some sort of creepy crawly thing in it. But thank god for egg sandwiches. They can be bought at some conbinis. But you never know which ones carry's always hit or miss. The 7-11 out my back door carries them, and so does the 7-11 on the way to Pulstec. But the 7-11's downtown never have them. You can also get ones that aren't quite as good at some Family-marts. And luckily most train stations carry them. You can quickly get sick of them, so I recommend newcomers to not o.d. on them. They are absolute lifesavers when you are on the run and get hungry.


At 11:13 AM, Blogger Sallie said...

I didn't discover the veg onigiris until late in my time in Japan, so maybe you haven't yet either. I desperately miss umeboshi onigiri, and the konbu ones are also pretty tasty. Just as a couple of suggestions!! I agree, though, about the tamago sandos - I definitely OD'd on them in my first year.

At 7:22 PM, Blogger Amy said...

Wow. Is that just egg between two hunks of bread? No strange flavourings or animal-type juices? Can't wait til I can go there and try them for myself!

At 1:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't realise that egg was a vegetable.
Don't you think of it as an unborn chicken that died so you could gain some temporary satisfaction?

At 9:11 AM, Anonymous EG3 said...

Interesting that you fancy the egg sando and not the vegitable sando.

Anyway, if you ever choose not to be a vegiterian Hamamatsu (the old Tenryu part) is famous for unagi. (Unagi and egg arn't that different really: Born vs the unborb) It is the best you will ever find in the world.

At 4:25 PM, Anonymous j-ster said...

Just in case you didnt already know and perhaps thought it was a joke or allusion to the shape of the pastry in question, those unagi pies students bring back as omiyagi actually contain unagi!!! Yes, a sweet dessert pastry, complete with powdered eel. I still cant believe it.

(Eel is supposed to make the gentlemen, ahem, strong in the bedroom, so to speak...)


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