5 Japanese Foods I Refuse to Eat

Does anyone really like natto?

Japanese dinner with umeboshi and shirasu. Photo by Author.

When I was young, I was never an adventurous eater. Our family didn’t eat anything that didn’t come from a cow, chicken, or stalk of wheat. Seafood was limited to an occasional tuna fish sandwich.

Japanese food? It might as well have been Martian food. The only Asian food within 20 km of my childhood home was a single Chinese…

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DC Palter

DC Palter

Entrepreneur, angel investor, writer, sake snob. Editor-in-chief of Japonica, the publication for everything Japan: https://medium.com/japonica-publication.