Friday, 29 June 2012

A Break From Japanese Food

It was a visit to Huis Ten Bosch. A trip just for One Piece, as a birthday present for Raimie last year. We took a break from eating Japanese food and had fast food instead. Birthday boy was happy.
No meat. No chicken for us. Just fish. Fish burger was the meal of the day for us!
A lot of fellow Malaysians would keel over eating burgers in Japan because they won't get chilli sauce with the burgers. What???!!!! No free chilli sauce?! Horror! Who eats burgers without chilli sauce???!!! LOL
Raimie does. We do too!

Actually, our love affair with chilli sauce and pouring them on top of any kind of food is a pet peeve of mine. We eat pizza with chilli sauce. There are people asking for them when eating spaghetti bolognaise (like, you need it with that? Seriously?). Huge dollops needed when eating fried chicken or burgers. Or fried mee. Why of why? For me personally, chilli sauce masks the real taste of the food served. But hey! That's just me.

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  1. Fish burger? Guess you didn't eat a Sasebo Burger. I had a burger at Huis Ten Bosch too, but it wasn't great. Seemed home made but not the best. The beer at the beer garden was great though.

    As for chili sauce, I love that stuff. But mostly with fried foods only. Burgers, why not? Not every time but once in a while is good. Fries? Yes. Karaage? yes. Although really good food doesn't need anything. ^^

    Chili sauce on pizza... no thanks. I'll have ranch dressing instead. ^^

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    1. Sasebo burger sounds and looks divine, but nope... not eating them. ;p

      I rather have BBQ sauce myself, than chilli sauce. Anyways, I prefer ketchup over chilli anytime. ;)

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    2. Rather chilli sauce on pizza than corn and mayonnaise! (@_@)

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    3. Sasebo Burgers are evilly yummy. :D

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    4. Hahaha... aren't those pizza supposed to be yummy? ;p

      Ooooo.... you guys made me wanna have a go at those Sasebo burgers. Bad Dru! Bad Rurousha!

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  2. I like fish burger. The taste is like chicken. :)

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    1. Everything (well, almost) taste like chicken.

      I am ambivalent about chicken though. ;p

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  3. Chilli sauce on pizza? I'll have to give that a try :) In Japan, a lot of people add Tabasco sauce to pizza.

    Japan Australia

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  4. Fish burger, don't think I have had one of those although MacD's Filet O Fish is kind of like a fish burger I suppose.... hmmm....

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    1. Yeah, I suppose McD's is one. ;p

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  5. You can buy a "sweet chilli sauce" in South Africa (which I used to adore passionately), but I'm not sure if it's the same as the Malay version. Yours also a bit sweet?

    PS: Huis ten Bosch? Shouldn't you be eating snert, hutspot & bokkepootjes? :D

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    1. Yup. Sweet.

      Those hard to pronounce food? You forget that we have a certain food restriction.

      Anyway, unless it's Japanese food, it's too much a hassle for me to go and quizzed the staff about it and make them sweat. LOL

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    2. I think you can eat all of it? Snert is pea soup, hutspot is a stew made of potatoes, carrots and onions (and any meat, if you want) and bokkepootjies is a sweet made from biscuit, almonds and cream.

      I just want Dutch food at a Dutch theme park! (^O^)

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    3. I would kill for some sweet chilly sauce. Adore the stuff.

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    4. OK, duly noted about the food for future visits, either to Japan or to the land of origin.

      I think I've found a good souvenir to bring to my Japan guide, apart from chocolates. Lingam's chilli sauce. Go ahead. Google it. ;p

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    5. Wait! Lingam's do get exported to SA. Maybe you've had it before? ;)

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    6. No, I don't know it! Another reason to visit Malaysia! :D

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    7. If you do come, be prepared to gain a few extra kgs! ;p

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  6. I don't add chili sauce unless the food tastes bland LOL!

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    1. True! I add them to bland food like KFC! LOL

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  7. Yes I agree adding too much chili sauce mask the real taste of the food!

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    1. Right?

      Like you, I only use it to flavour "substandard" food.

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  8. Feel hungry looking at this burger. Must be dinner not full

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    1. So ate supper reading my post or not? ;)

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  9. Your son looks very happy. Had he recived a birthday present already? I can not use chilli in any food. It makes me to start to cough. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. The trip to Huis Ten Bosch was his birthday present last year. ^^

      Are you allergic to the sauce or you can't handle spiciness, Minor?

      Have a great weekend too!

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  10. Wahhhh I am itching to go to Japan now and dearest hubby has agreed to go there next year, a long way to go but its the worth the wait because my munchkin will be 2 years old by then..nevertheless this will give me the opportunity to finally jump start my Japanese lesson. Best of all now, I have your blogsite to give me ideas of where to go and where to stay. woot woot!! but back to your topic about chilli, the only time I would use chilli is for my chips but for my burgers, my fried mee hoon no no no ..kalau fried chicken depends on the flavour hehehe enjoy the weekend girl :) <3

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    1. Yeay you!!!!

      You have a year to plan your trip! Yeay! We usually take that long to plan our trip. ^^!

      Hehehe... you are almost like me when it comes to chilli sauce. Hi-five! ;)

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    2. I don't know about you, but when Raimie was 2 - 5; that was the great age for us to travel. He was sweet. He was easy to manage (no pre-teen sulking yet & not opiniated yet. Just cute chattering). He was cute.

      And cute kids makes it easy to strike conversations with strangers. ^^

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  11. I have not heard of putting chili sauce in all those different foods. If you come to America, you will have to bring your own unless you go to an Asian restaurant.

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    1. It's something that we Malaysians complain when we go overseas. Lack of spiciness & chilli sauce! LOL

      A friend who tagged along with us to Japan two years ago was miffed at the fact the McD in Japan don't give out chillui sauce packets! ;p

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  12. I will also keel over eating burgers with out chilli sauce, we call it chutni .
    Follow each other.

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    1. Hi Izdiher!

      Chutney with burgers sounds... interesting. :)

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  13. Hmm, fish burger once in a while is good...

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    1. yup. definitely not everyday for us! :)

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  14. I noticed some very lovely creatures in the picture XD

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  15. Hi Lina!

    I'm sorry to hear that you couldn't get your beloved chili sauce.

    Us dutchmen were a lot luckier at Huis ten Bosch! Instead of the burger place, we visited "Bikken Bikken", the so-called dutch snackbar near the harbour. Dutchies love mayo on their fries, so we asked for it specifically. After a few odd looks the cook agreed to give us a portion of mayonaise! :D

    Here's Dana happily eating her fries and may (the small gold dish in front of her) -> http://www.kilala.nl/Gallery/japan2011/Day05/IMG_1408.JPG.php

    Also... I can't get over how many readers your blog has! Lucky! :D

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    1. Haha you misunderstand. I can't stand chilli sauce actually. Unlike most Malaysians. xD

      Dana sure looks like she's happy with her fries. :)

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