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Cat Food Meals ... But Please, Not in Public

Cat looking up from rice bowlOne of the nicer things that's happened to me this year is meeting Seth and Vickie. Items on their life accomplishment list include teaching English in Japan. Besides hearing some great stories, it's fun talking with them about Japanese culture from a western perspective. Blog posts from Sarah Marchildon's Hollywood North Report are a common starting off point.

During one of these conversations (which started at a Malaysian restaurant as I ladled a tasty curry onto my rice) I was told how evil it is to adulterate your rice in Japan. Soy sauce on rice = ketchup on steak. But — and this is a big but — the Japanese are not without a white rice guilty pleasure . . . there's this thing called "cat food meals".

Compliments of Vickie, a pointer to this explanation from Blue Lotus Blog: Back to food:

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