As I am living and teaching English in Japan, I am well aware just how delicious Japanese cuisine is. I buy my lunch most days and I am never disappointed at the interesting and tasty bento lunch boxes or lunch sets available at many different outlets near my Smith’s School of English Nakamozu(スミス英会話 月謝 なかもず校) and Smith’s School of English Sakai Higashi(スミス英会話 月謝 堺東校 . Both of these great schools are teacher owned where students pay by the month). Of course there are the major fast food chains, however I rarely set foot in these. The health aspects and uniqueness of Japanese cuisine are just too good to pass up.
As much as I embrace Japanese food, occasionally at dinner time I want to have something more familiar to me. I am Australian and I love my meat and seafood, as most Aussies do. Obviously it its hard to find the same products and cuts of meat I am used to cooking here in Japan. So when I came across www.themeatguy.jp (site in English and Japanese) I was very happy. This company based in Nagoya and provide a very good service and great quality meats. The company is well know through the foreign community hear in Japan. As well as delivering traditional cuts of meat they also supply other exotics such as kangaroo, boar, whole ducks and rabbits, crocodile, ostrich and many more. I highly recommend having a look at the foods available. It is very interesting.
As many of my Smith’s School of English students know, I’m a keen cook. I have been asked to explain what a traditional Australian meal is, which is difficult to explain. As Australia is such a multicultural country, with so many culinary influences, it is impossible (for me) to answer this question. I enjoy sharing ideas and learning about Japanese cooking with my students.
Last nights dinner (for one – my wife could not be convinced this time) was a crocodile claw with a butter and herb sauce. I really enjoyed it. Crocodile meat has a flavor somewhere between chicken and fish. I think everyone should give it a go! You won’t be disappointed!
Smiths’s School of English Nakamozu – スミス英会話 なかもず校 （月謝）
Smiths School of English Sakai Higashi – スミス英会話 堺東校 （月謝）