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.
I went to Japan and ate and ate and ate. One of those three ates was generally what I consider to be breakfast. We got to Tokyo late, but didn’t waste any time pounding conveyor-belt sushi and getting ripped on highballs made with Japanese whiskey. While the highball isn’t really a trendy thing in the US, it’s ubiquitous at bars in Tokyo.
Japan is always coming up with the newest, weirdest trends. But we’re not complaining, because their trends usually sound pretty amazing. The latest unusual, but intriguing thing to come out of Japan is coffee butter. And that means people living in Japan can basically spread coffee on their toast in the mornings.
The so-called "Chinese New Year" isn't only observed in China, a fact that my Korean mother would like to remind me when I got excited about dragon dancers in elementary school.