Japan is home to some super expensive fruit. You could easily drop several hundred dollars on fancy melons or berries in Tokyo. These luxury fruits are bred to look aesthetically perfect and are usually given as gifts.
If you’ve been on Pinterest recently, odds are you’ve come across stacks of emoji-level perfect Japanese pancakes as fluffy and enticing as an edible mattress.
When I peel, say, a clementine, it's a mild challenge to get the skin off the fruit in one whole piece. I almost always try, and sometimes I end up with a wonky flower-like creation, but most of the time it's a mess: a few different pieces, juice on my fingers, and pith under my nails.