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RE: Eating in Japan...

Postby alwaysmine » Sat 02.04.2006 11:40 pm

Pocky comes in just about any flavor. Me and my brother hit up our local asian market for their junk food and came out with one of every flavor we could find. We had to get a basket to carry them all... Strawberry, peach, black sesame, soy bean, pizza, you name it. My favorite was mellon, but the tomato and peach went very well together.
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RE: Eating in Japan...

Postby AJBryant » Sun 02.05.2006 12:31 pm

Pocky's good, but Fran is my favorite.


Fran? Do you mean "flan"?


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RE: Eating in Japan...

Postby Katana » Sun 02.05.2006 4:23 pm

I've never had anything that was really from Japan....like i still don't know what Pocky is....:| i never really understand anything, so oblivious _-_
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RE: Eating in Japan...

Postby ShikenkanBebii » Sun 02.05.2006 5:39 pm

Fran? Do you mean "flan"?


Well, it's called 'Fran' in Japan, but with the pronounciation, it would sound like "flan" anyway.
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RE: Eating in Japan...

Postby Shibakoen » Sun 02.05.2006 9:29 pm

AJBryant wrote:
Fran? Do you mean "flan"?
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Ha! No, not a flan... That is if you're refering to those "creme caramel" things. Fran is just like Pocky, but I think it's better. There are these things called "More Fran" which is like Pocky, but the "dipped" part is much thicker. I think what's-his-name... you know, the Real Madrid footballer... the one married to the hot Spice girl... anyway, I think he was a spokesman for Fran.
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RE: Eating in Japan...

Postby keatonatron » Sun 02.05.2006 10:49 pm

They do have flan here. It comes in a little fruit cup looking thing with this suction system, so you open the top, flip it over, and press this little button then *presto* it plops out with the sauce on top all correct-like.

I've never heard of sheep lips and all that jazz in Japan... 99% of the stuff eaten raw is seafood. I've had snails, and the normal sushi and sushimi style stuff (octopus, various fish, eel). I'd say the rarest non-seafood thing I've eaten raw was horse. It was delicous! My favorite type of sushimi :p

At yaki-niku my favorites are intestines and cow tongue. But you cook those before eating them.
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RE: Eating in Japan...

Postby hiraikotsu » Mon 02.06.2006 12:17 am

mmm... my fav Fran is the blueberry yoghurt coated ones... :) yummy...
i recently went to a jap restaurant serving kaminabe.. it's a paper boat filled with soup, raw beef, veggies etc, with a small fire below the boat, but amazingly, the paper doesn't catch fire... cool...
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RE: Eating in Japan...

Postby shikamarufoo » Mon 02.06.2006 12:31 am

Flan sounds better then pocky, gonna see if I can find one around here in Seattle.
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RE: Eating in Japan...

Postby keatonatron » Mon 02.06.2006 4:19 am

Flan or Pocky? Flan should be really easy to find. If you want pocky, go to Uwajimaya. It's on 5th ave I think.
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RE: Eating in Japan...

Postby Infidel » Mon 02.06.2006 4:32 am

That's how it's spelled!

My friend kept telling me about this great place in seattle, Owaijimai. I searched and told him he must be spelling it wrong. I tried a few alternate spellings, but he was mangling it bad. Now that I see it spelled correctly I can sorta see how he was pronunciating it that way. Kinda, sorta, maybe.
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RE: Eating in Japan...

Postby Samusai » Mon 02.06.2006 6:38 am

I've heard of Uwajimaya before. You can get all sorts of good stuff there. But I cant get jack where I live. No no, what we need is another bar and another bank. In my town of Missoula, there are 18 bars and 23 different banks. God knows why. I have to travel to Spokane, WA to buy shoes.
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RE: Eating in Japan...

Postby keatonatron » Mon 02.06.2006 6:53 am

Wait--I thought you lived in Godzilla's lair.
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RE: Eating in Japan...

Postby Shibakoen » Mon 02.06.2006 11:44 am

shikamarufoo wrote:
Flan sounds better then pocky, gonna see if I can find one around here in Seattle.


Flan or Fran?? Now you guys are confusing me...

Fran: Pocky-like dipped cookie thing. Very tasty!

Flan: Also called "Creme-Caramel", is kinda like vanilla jello. Ugh, nasty stuff...
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RE: Eating in Japan...

Postby AJBryant » Mon 02.06.2006 3:51 pm

Fran: Pocky-like dipped cookie thing. Very tasty!


Oh, yeah! The Pokki rip-off!

I forgot about that. :p

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RE: Eating in Japan...

Postby ShikenkanBebii » Mon 02.06.2006 4:30 pm

I love the strawberry chunk and vanilla milk Fran. It's sooooo good. I tried the chestnut and chocolate one, but I wasn't a big fan of it since I don't really like nuts that much. Has anyone ever tried that reverse Pocky? I haven't been able to find any of that here (but luckily I did happen to come across the regular Pocky at a Suncoast store). I had a bottle of kiwi Ramune(I'd love to try the strawberry and melon flavors) and it was really good. The little marble in the bottle is quite entertaining when I'm sitting in Spanish class with nothing to do:p
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