a The Transit Lounge: Culinary Delights!

Back in the Day: I had a quarter life crisis, headed to Osaka, Japan for the unknown–only to discover that a passport plane ride are not necessarily a ticket to escape. Some Years Later: Settled back in Oz, the man of my dreams ended up in Tokyo for work–which is how a passport and plane ride showed me home is where the heart is. And Now: Well as luck would have it, we are about to embark on Japan Mark 3, with a baby in tow and another on the way...

Monday, July 27

Culinary Delights!

Introducing the チョコバナナ i.e. The Choco Banana!

And the name gives it all away. No surprises here, just a banana dipped in chocolate. Not quite what you imagine when you think of Japanese food, but nonetheless very popular and on sale most days in Ueno Park, as shown.

Looks very Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo to me. Actually, it just looks like poo to me. I can't bring myself to try one.

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Anonymous Claire said...

Having sampled said choco banana I can confirm that you do feel a bit porno eating them

12:54 pm

Blogger Miss Riz said...

Well now when you look at it like that - or eat it like that - suddenly they don't seem so bad...

7:13 pm

Anonymous Sarah said...

I've had the poo brown one and it was OK but it was NOTHING compared to the sausage pop I had at a different stall (y'know those sausages they wind around to look like a lollipop and serve it on a stick)...not so good for vegans though :)

9:17 pm

Blogger Miss Riz said...

Yes I imagine as a vegan 90% of the time I would have to peel off the chocolate and just have the banana on the stick. In that case, I may as well just buy me a 'nana from the supermarket!

8:59 am


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