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43 / M / Reno, NV, USA
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Posted 8/19/12
Those "pizzas" really stretch the definition of what's a pizza, and don't look so appetizing to me, personally-- just bizarre. However, I'd definitely try pretty much any of those burgers (except perhaps the cheese katsu one-- that combo just doesn't seem right). I never bothered to try any western fast food chain restaurant when travelling in Japan, and apparently therefore missed out on some spectacular offerings!

I wonder if the western fast food chains have a different sort of reputation over there than over here. Here, the mere idea of foie gras at Wendy's or filet mignon with red wine reduction and truffle sauce at Denny's is unthinkable.
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Posted 8/19/12
I've had the ebi filet before. It is surprisingly good! And I can't handle grease laden food.

Mos Burger here has something similar and it is very tasty.
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28 / M / Illinois
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Posted 8/19/12
McDonald's ingredients are so different in Japan. I ate there once, mayo is different. The food was great though. The ebi filet is an old favorite, if I'm not mistaken.

Then again, most of Japanese foods are amazing, no?
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Posted 8/19/12

Tim_The_Enchanter wrote:

looks pretty tasty, i heard their fast food is like double the cost it is in america though.


It depends on what fast food place you are talking about, honestly.

McDonalds here (Makudo's) is equivalent to what we have in the states as far as price. However, don't go in to a McDonalds and expect to get a 32 oz drink. It won't happen.

Then you go to someplace like KFC (which is synonymous with Christmas here for whatever reason) and the price skyrockets. I went to one and got a 'two person box'. It cost me 2500 yen. That's 30 bucks or so.. for Japanese chicken!

Then you go someplace like Hotto Motto and the food is all dirt cheap. And delicious.
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F / Sasebo, Nagasaki-shi
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Posted 8/19/12
Getting used to the chicken here at the fast food places has been the strangest so far. They use much fattier chicken than we do stateside.

It is delicious, but takes some getting used to when all you have ever eaten has been lean chicken or ammonia processed garbage.
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22 / M / Louisiana
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Posted 8/19/12
yea from what ive seen in videos, their portions are smaller, but the burger looked much tastier than one from a mcd's here.
Posted 8/19/12

CanesGalactica wrote:


Tim_The_Enchanter wrote:

looks pretty tasty, i heard their fast food is like double the cost it is in america though.


It depends on what fast food place you are talking about, honestly.

McDonalds here (Makudo's) is equivalent to what we have in the states as far as price. However, don't go in to a McDonalds and expect to get a 32 oz drink. It won't happen.

Then you go to someplace like KFC (which is synonymous with Christmas here for whatever reason) and the price skyrockets. I went to one and got a 'two person box'. It cost me 2500 yen. That's 30 bucks or so.. for Japanese chicken!

Then you go someplace like Hotto Motto and the food is all dirt cheap. And delicious.


I love those small restaurants that nobody knows about that serve good, cheap food. They tend to be mom-and-pop restaurants and the big chains like to drive them to bankruptcy.
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Posted 8/19/12

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I love those small restaurants that nobody knows about that serve good, cheap food. They tend to be mom-and-pop restaurants and the big chains like to drive them to bankruptcy.


There is one here called "Mama-san's" that sells really cheap, really good udon, yakisoba and champon. But apparently, everyone goes crazy over her fried chicken.. and indeed, it is really good.

But I still like the champon best.
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Posted 8/20/12
I've been getting quite of bit of JFF recently for lunch. Teriyaki Chicken tastes soooo goooood :3
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21 / F / Your Cookie Jar
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Posted 8/20/12
None looks good to me, I feel sick now.. eh
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lippedlove wrote:

i dig how when the states come out with stuff like this, everyone is like AMERICANS ARE SOOO FAT RIGHT GUYS and then when japan does it we're like kawaii desu!!

whatever though, i would eat the shit out of that chocolate orange pie thing


Hahaha, so true. But there ARE more fat people here, so it's easier to poke fun at that.

They need to bring all of this stuff over. I don't even care how many people complain.


Actually thats a half-truth, while we do have a fat problem here, were not the only country... its only because the internet promotes the idea that Americans are the only ones swimming in their own lard. And most people are too lazy/stupid to find out if its true or not.

As for the junk food, a lot of that looks disgusting. But I'd go for that one burger loaded with bacon. Some of that stuff though looks like burgers we would make when I worked at Wendys at the end of the day. Hamburger with six patties and all the trimmings? Check. basket full of fries? Check. We made sure food didnt go to waste. lol

And I only weigh slightly more than I did then (about 10 years ago) - 150 lbs.

Oh and when I finally get to go to Korea and Japan, I am not going to the international chains. I want to check out the little roadside restaurants that serve soju and soup! Or the noodle shops in Japan and have authentic kitsune udon. :)

Maybe before I leave I will check out Burger King. lol
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Posted 8/20/12
I think alot of Japanese people would be disappointed to visit a Denny's here in the states...they are known around these parts to be best served at 2am and coming down from a good buzz.
Most of those burgers pictured just looked crazy to me and not really appetizing - and here I thought the US had cornered the market for a heart attack on a bun.

I think I will just stick with Sonics plain old cheeseburger and some mozzarella sticks for the win.
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Tarya wrote:

I think alot of Japanese people would be disappointed to visit a Denny's here in the states...they are known around these parts to be best served at 2am and coming down from a good buzz.
Most of those burgers pictured just looked crazy to me and not really appetizing - and here I thought the US had cornered the market for a heart attack on a bun.

I think I will just stick with Sonics plain old cheeseburger and some mozzarella sticks for the win.


You dont like Dennys....you have offended me. Im just kidding but dang I find it hard to beleive sometimes that some people hate Dennys.
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27 / M / United States
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Posted 8/20/12
Honestly, I would definitely try the Katsu Burger, the Ebi-Fillet, the Lobster Surf-and-Turf Burger, and the Sirloin Steak Pizza. They all look great.
Though, I have to ask, are the egg and bacon in that egg, bacon, and lettuce wrap as thin as the wrap itself? Because that would be awesome, and also worth a try.
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Posted 8/20/12
I had KFC while I was in Japan, it was alright. I wasn't really there to try fast food though and I mostly went in there to get in out of the rain. I saw McDonalds everywhere, I was tempted to try the Big Mac with the egg but passed.
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