Sunday, February 12, 2012

Wrapped in Bacon

I made reference several posts ago to this thing that is an orgasm a bacon wrapped rice ball sold at the 7-11. It's real. I kid you not. It's called ベーコン巻 (ベーコン = bacon; 巻 = maki = rolled up or wrapped in, like 巻寿司 = makizushi, the sushi "rolled up" in のり = nori = seaweed that you've probably seen if you have ever seen sushi). Somehow the bacon is cured/processed enough to, presumably, be safe to eat, even if it doesn't look exactly "cooked." I didn't let the appearance stop me. Bacon in Japan is different, so you just gotta do what you gotta do for a bacon fix. There is a mix of salt and pepper in the rice and some mayo in the center, and it's fabulous either hot or cold. These are an old friend of mine since I discovered them maybe 6-12 months or so ago.
28(1)/366 - Bacon-maki. 
Then, last night I saw these, which I'd never seen before and won't try because Japan gets pancakes wrong every single time. But, yah, it's 6 (probably individually wrapped) supposed pancakes (imposters!) in a bag. They are probably too sweet. Japan has this idea that pancakes should be very sweet, kind of going a little literal on the whole "cake" thing. Now, if they wrapped these in bacon, though, they'd have a new customer.
28(2)/366 - "Pancakes"


  1. Rice wrapped in bacon would not appeal much to me either, but if you say it's good, I would be willing to give it a try!

  2. Bacon is universal, it makes any thing taste better.

  3. I'll take the pancakes over the bacon anyday, being a vegetarian and all. kinda.


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