Osakan food obsession and other things
Trip Start Nov 03, 2011
13Trip End Dec 04, 2011
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i'm watching a program now that involves 2 young guys running around Osaka sampling crumbed and fried chicken at various local stalls and restaurants and everytime they show a close-up of the succulent chicken being pulled apart to reveal its succulentness,the audience oohs! and ahhs! in reverence of the awesome feed.I was recently lost in Namba City shopping mall's delli section.Halfe a floor of mind boggling selection of strange sea creature bits and root vegatable things and cakes and sweets and yes crumbed chicken and yes what was my point? I've forgotten! anyway, I came away with some amazing honeyish flavoured chicken and lotus root for dinner that night.Hey
I dont speak Japanese,I know a few words that dont always appear at my command and very few Osakans speak English,so does this cause problems? Nah! Osakan are incredibly laid back and easy going for city people and seem very pleased i'm enjoying their city and not that other more popular city.and they've never made me feel like-the foreigner!,even though really i am often, the only gaijin sometimes for miles
Transport!-when you're used to a rediculously ineffective and useless system as us Australians are,one as well oiled and functional as the Japanese public transport system is,seems at first to be confusing and complicated,and at second,and third,but it works because everybody uses it,those that arent riding their pushbikes on the footpath that is! Not getting run over by tredly's is like a martial art-Ninja training or something.