Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Random Picture 48

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There are many foods in Japan which are better than what you can get in other countries, and there are some foods which are prepared uniquely to suit Japanese tastes which are different, but still good (not better, not worse, just different). Some things in Japan are pretty  much complete and utter failures, and that is sandwiches. The specimen pictured above is a soba sandwich. Soba is a Japanese noodle made from buckwheat. It is the equivalent of a spaghetti sandwich. There's nothing better than carbs heaped on carbs with, of course, some mustard (karashi) mayonnaise to boot!

While this is one of the nastier looking sandwiches (seriously, don't you think it looks like worms?), there are plenty of nice looking sandwiches with crusts removed that are full of paper thin ham slices, extremely mayo heavy potato, egg or tuna salad (more of a mayo paste with flavoring), and strawberries and cream.


Paul said...

I am a fan of soba sandwiches actually ;)

Don't eat them too often though, because as you pointed out, they are made of pure carbs.

Anonymous said...

I hate sandwiches in Japan. I've yet to find any for sale that aren't overstuffed with mayonnaise, mustard or both =(

That picture features a seriously nasty sandwich, though. Why oh why do they think it's a good idea to stuff noodles in bread here?

bingata744 said...

I actually find this amusing -- soba sandwich. Thank you for sharing this!

asciimal master said...

Seems like it would be a bit hard to eat. Stuff falling out the sides and such.

Somni said...

Sandwiches from convenience stores are some of my favourite things about Japan! I love the incredibly soft white bread.. I know it's overprocessed and all that but I still love it.. haha.