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2017-11-09 12:26:44 AM  
Bullshiat on a roll with Russian dressing?
 
2017-11-09 02:52:53 AM  
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2017-11-09 03:31:24 AM  
Only served well done and drowning in ketchup.
 
2017-11-09 04:23:17 AM  
Asshole has to be fed burgers in Japan. God he is so embarrassing. All the great Japanese food to discover, and he has to eat a hamburger. Made with American beef no less. My daughter was a more adventurous eater when she was 5.
 
2017-11-09 04:28:18 AM  
Sushi well done with ketchup wan't an option?
 
2017-11-09 04:32:22 AM  
Um, that burger actually looks tasty. So I assume trump hated it and immediately dispatched Schiller to run down the street and get him a McDouble.
 
2017-11-09 04:36:47 AM  
Dang, the could have at least taken him to that Hawaii burger joint, Kua 'Aina. They make one tasty burger, but I guess they didn't want to take the chance Obama had ever visited one previously.

/haven't had Munch's, but guess I gotsta now
//a good burger is hard to find in Japan
///McDs level or pretentious burgers, with almost nothing inbetween
 
2017-11-09 04:53:41 AM  
"Trump burger - a Colby Jacket Cheese Burger"
- I was taken aback by the price of the burger until I realized it was wearing a tiny sport coat

"referred to by locals and foreigners as the best burger joint in Tokyo, an impressive accolade in a district that has several burger restaurants and international cuisines"
- I had no idea that the international cuisine restaurants were rated in the "best burger joint" category. Now I am REALLY impressed with the burger!
 
2017-11-09 04:53:44 AM  
Really, we're at 120¥ to the dollar? That means the 100¥ umbrella is about 85¢US. In the 90s, when we were packing crates with lap steel guitars to ship over it was at around parity, 100¥ to the dollar.

Yes, that's why vintage lap steel guitars are a little scarce. We went on road trips to find all the unwanted pawn shop lap steels that sold for a good multiple in Japan.
 
2017-11-09 05:03:59 AM  

MisterGQ79: "Trump burger - a Colby Jacket Cheese Burger"
- I was taken aback by the price of the burger until I realized it was wearing a tiny sport coat

"referred to by locals and foreigners as the best burger joint in Tokyo, an impressive accolade in a district that has several burger restaurants and international cuisines"
- I had no idea that the international cuisine restaurants were rated in the "best burger joint" category. Now I am REALLY impressed with the burger!


I assumed it was wearing Jacket technology.
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2017-11-09 05:06:43 AM  

wildcardjack: Really, we're at 120¥ to the dollar? That means the 100¥ umbrella is about 85¢US. In the 90s, when we were packing crates with lap steel guitars to ship over it was at around parity, 100¥ to the dollar.

Yes, that's why vintage lap steel guitars are a little scarce. We went on road trips to find all the unwanted pawn shop lap steels that sold for a good multiple in Japan.


Yeah, I think you're in the wrong thread/astral plane.
 
2017-11-09 05:32:08 AM  
kyuzokai:
//a good burger is hard to find in Japan


You would think that a few chefs in Japan, a food culture structured around meticulously following ritualized recipes, would be able to imitate the assembly of a beef patty sandwich.

Can we please stop pretending that making burgers is some kind of amazing culinary skill? Use good ingredients, grill properly, assemble, dress, done.
 
2017-11-09 05:32:25 AM  
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2017-11-09 05:33:29 AM  
When he was done, he asked them for a fortune cookie.
 
2017-11-09 05:45:23 AM  

bisi: kyuzokai:
//a good burger is hard to find in Japan


You would think that a few chefs in Japan, a food culture structured around meticulously following ritualized recipes, would be able to imitate the assembly of a beef patty sandwich.

Can we please stop pretending that making burgers is some kind of amazing culinary skill? Use good ingredients, grill properly, assemble, dress, done.


A lot of burger joints in Japan don't season their beef, so it's bland.  They use quality ingredients, but it's the little touches that are lacking.

Not to say you can't get a good burger in Japan, they do exist, but not quite as common as you would hope given all the burger chains in the country.  And there are no hamburger buns/bread buns in the grocery store (with the added issue that Japanese bread is very sweet, and apartments/houses don't come with ovens to bake your own).
 
2017-11-09 05:46:58 AM  

bisi: kyuzokai:
//a good burger is hard to find in Japan


You would think that a few chefs in Japan, a food culture structured around meticulously following ritualized recipes, would be able to imitate the assembly of a beef patty sandwich.

Can we please stop pretending that making burgers is some kind of amazing culinary skill? Use good ingredients, grill properly, assemble, dress, done.


That's my problem, though. They can't make a greasy sloppy mess like 5 Guys, or any number of semi-fast food burgers in the US, which I'd what I actually want. They do high quality burgers (note my pretentious comment) just fine. What they don't do is messy grease bombs with cheese and condiments dripping all over the place. It's just not done. And to me, that's a real burger.
 
2017-11-09 05:49:37 AM  

bisi: kyuzokai:
//a good burger is hard to find in Japan


You would think that a few chefs in Japan, a food culture structured around meticulously following ritualized recipes, would be able to imitate the assembly of a beef patty sandwich.

Can we please stop pretending that making burgers is some kind of amazing culinary skill? Use good ingredients, grill properly, assemble, dress, done.


Japan is literally known for making good burgers even at mcdonalds.
https://japantoday.com/category/featu​r​es/food/mcdonalds-launches-epic-japan-​vs-america-burger-battle
When beef is culturally considered for years to be rich people food you get your linecooks to do something at least a bit fancy.
 
2017-11-09 06:05:22 AM  

bisi: Use good ingredients, grill properly, assemble, dress, done.


But all of that is subjective. Like the proper way to grill; do you smash the patty on the grill and squeeze all the juice out like 5 Guys does or do you grill over an open flame like Burger King? And dressing, do you do it or do you put the toppings on the side and let the customer do it?
 
2017-11-09 06:07:36 AM  

Odin's Other Eye: Asshole has to be fed burgers in Japan. God he is so embarrassing. All the great Japanese food to discover, and he has to eat a hamburger. Made with American beef no less. My daughter was a more adventurous eater when she was 5.


So? It's just food. The place was popular in Tokyo to begin with.
 
2017-11-09 06:11:30 AM  

kyuzokai: bisi: kyuzokai:
//a good burger is hard to find in Japan


You would think that a few chefs in Japan, a food culture structured around meticulously following ritualized recipes, would be able to imitate the assembly of a beef patty sandwich.

Can we please stop pretending that making burgers is some kind of amazing culinary skill? Use good ingredients, grill properly, assemble, dress, done.

That's my problem, though. They can't make a greasy sloppy mess like 5 Guys, or any number of semi-fast food burgers in the US, which I'd what I actually want. They do high quality burgers (note my pretentious comment) just fine. What they don't do is messy grease bombs with cheese and condiments dripping all over the place. It's just not done. And to me, that's a real burger.


Ok, that makes sense. So it's not about being capable, and more about being culturally unwilling.

/ The American wants slop, but they don't do slop.
// I keed.
 
2017-11-09 06:21:05 AM  
Don't you mean "like nothing the world has ever seen before", subs?
 
2017-11-09 06:22:37 AM  
Ad - Trump burger is great, it's the best you'll ever have, believe me you'll be so happy you bought it
Reality - an overpriced, tiny, burnt inedible lump of crap
 
2017-11-09 06:22:59 AM  
If he keeps eating shiat like that, it's gonna give him a heart attack. Someone should say something to him.

*crickets*
 
2017-11-09 06:25:15 AM  
Hannity declared Obama putting Dijon mustard on a hamburger the death of the republic and a full blown Constitutional crisis.
 
2017-11-09 06:29:11 AM  

bisi: / The American wants slop, but they don't do slop.


That's about right, I take no offense at the observation. Some things are better sloppy.

/Joes
//sex
///sex with Joes? Nttawwt.
 
2017-11-09 06:38:14 AM  

ComaToast: When he was done, he asked them for a fortune cookie.


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2017-11-09 06:56:21 AM  
Gonna thread jack slightly, with a question for the expats here. Wifey and I are toying with opening a BBQ stand/restaurant (smoked brisket, pulled pork, etc.) here in Chiba. Everyone I ask says it's a great idea, but they're friends and could just be humoring me. Would you hop on a train for 45 mins to go eat some slow 'n low BBQ? Would you pay 1500 yen for a set meal (6 Oz of meat, a side like Mac n cheese or beans, a small cole slaw or salad, and a cola) ?  Do you think the natives would be interested? What would you want on the menu?

I did a few pork butts for 4th of July a number of years back, and it was a huge hit. I'm considering taking it to the next level.

Sorry for the threadjack, but this seems like a good thread to catch opinions from some folks living in Japan.
 
2017-11-09 07:04:13 AM  

fusillade762: Only served well done and drowning in ketchup.


Man has the tastes of a small child. Who eats a hamburger well done, much less a steak?
 
2017-11-09 07:09:29 AM  

HumanSVD: Odin's Other Eye: Asshole has to be fed burgers in Japan. God he is so embarrassing. All the great Japanese food to discover, and he has to eat a hamburger. Made with American beef no less. My daughter was a more adventurous eater when she was 5.

So? It's just food. The place was popular in Tokyo to begin with.


I know it's only about #479 on my list of things I think are horrible about him - but it speaks to his complete lack of curiosity about anything that isn't Trump. Shiat, when Obama went he got to go to Sukiyabashi Jiro, best sushi in the world - Trump would rather have a burger.
 
2017-11-09 07:10:32 AM  

Odin's Other Eye: Asshole has to be fed burgers in Japan. God he is so embarrassing. All the great Japanese food to discover, and he has to eat a hamburger. Made with American beef no less. My daughter was a more adventurous eater when she was 5.


I'll bet he had crackers too.
 
2017-11-09 07:13:23 AM  

Odin's Other Eye: HumanSVD: Odin's Other Eye: Asshole has to be fed burgers in Japan. God he is so embarrassing. All the great Japanese food to discover, and he has to eat a hamburger. Made with American beef no less. My daughter was a more adventurous eater when she was 5.

So? It's just food. The place was popular in Tokyo to begin with.

I know it's only about #479 on my list of things I think are horrible about him - but it speaks to his complete lack of curiosity about anything that isn't Trump. Shiat, when Obama went he got to go to Sukiyabashi Jiro, best sushi in the world - Trump would rather have a burger.


Trumpers don't care because they lack the same "intellectual curiosity" (such a polite term for "stupid") as Trump.
 
2017-11-09 07:28:40 AM  
Tastes like nothing, has 9000 calories, and causes the user to be filled with a burning fury about the bullshiat that is being sold to them by the government.
 
2017-11-09 07:38:50 AM  

Odin's Other Eye: HumanSVD: Odin's Other Eye: Asshole has to be fed burgers in Japan. God he is so embarrassing. All the great Japanese food to discover, and he has to eat a hamburger. Made with American beef no less. My daughter was a more adventurous eater when she was 5.

So? It's just food. The place was popular in Tokyo to begin with.

I know it's only about #479 on my list of things I think are horrible about him - but it speaks to his complete lack of curiosity about anything that isn't Trump. Shiat, when Obama went he got to go to Sukiyabashi Jiro, best sushi in the world - Trump would rather have a burger.


It's like they have to have a special kids menu for him at every restaurant.
 
2017-11-09 07:40:36 AM  

kyuzokai: Gonna thread jack slightly, with a question for the expats here. Wifey and I are toying with opening a BBQ stand/restaurant (smoked brisket, pulled pork, etc.) here in Chiba. Everyone I ask says it's a great idea, but they're friends and could just be humoring me. Would you hop on a train for 45 mins to go eat some slow 'n low BBQ? Would you pay 1500 yen for a set meal (6 Oz of meat, a side like Mac n cheese or beans, a small cole slaw or salad, and a cola) ?  Do you think the natives would be interested? What would you want on the menu?

I did a few pork butts for 4th of July a number of years back, and it was a huge hit. I'm considering taking it to the next level.

Sorry for the threadjack, but this seems like a good thread to catch opinions from some folks living in Japan.


Dude I absolutely would. Please do. I'm in Japan as well.
 
2017-11-09 07:50:28 AM  
Actually, a burger is a good choice for him.  He'd really look embarrassing trying to eat something with chopsticks, plus his tiny hands would make the burger look huuuge!
 
2017-11-09 07:53:27 AM  
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Did he get to hear about Merica's poorly built autos and substandard electronics?
 
2017-11-09 08:00:49 AM  

Odin's Other Eye: Asshole has to be fed burgers in Japan. God he is so embarrassing. All the great Japanese food to discover, and he has to eat a hamburger. Made with American beef no less. My daughter was a more adventurous eater when she was 5.


I know.  I'd love to be treated to the best cuisine in Japan.  I wouldn't even have a preference...just put anything in front of me.  The tweet is brown nosing but predictable...Abe would never dare to feed Trump anything he might not like.
 
2017-11-09 08:01:41 AM  
I knew it would be a crappy burger when it was called a Trump burger. I'll take a Swanson burger any day.

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2017-11-09 08:15:11 AM  

IcedTorch: Japan is literally known for making good burgers even at mcdonalds.
https://japantoday.com/category/featur​es/food/mcdonalds-launches-epic-japan-​vs-america-burger-battle
When beef is culturally considered for years to be rich people food you get your linecooks to do something at least a bit fancy.


On the flip side of that Brazil has very good beef and they absolutely suck at burgers but honestly if you are ordering a Burger in Brazil you're a moron and deserve what you get, because their food is excellent, from ceap all the way to high end.  This includes me, twice.  Once at an airport in a hurry and another time at a nice hotel exhausted from a flight I ordered a room service burger.

Argentina has even better beef and you can get a damn fine burger in Buenos Aires but again, why would you?
 
2017-11-09 08:15:24 AM  
I like a good burger and really in the end, who gives a fark what the guy eats?  There are a lot more important issues this guy is screwing up that talking about this is a distraction.

But if you are POTUS and you are visiting Tokyo, yes, you should have your people get you a seat at this guy's place:

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It's a year wait or 6 months supposedly?  But you're the US president, I presume the guy would have a seat made available for you.
 
2017-11-09 08:16:11 AM  
Colby jacket? You can't even blame autocorrect for that, Jack is a real word(see? Autocorrect capitalized it on me).
 
2017-11-09 08:22:07 AM  

inglixthemad: fusillade762: Only served well done and drowning in ketchup.

Man has the tastes of a small child. Who eats a hamburger well done, much less a steak?

President Trump shook his hand and said the well-done burger


*sigh*
 
2017-11-09 08:25:09 AM  

SirEattonHogg: I like a good burger and really in the end, who gives a fark what the guy eats?  There are a lot more important issues this guy is screwing up that talking about this is a distraction.

But if you are POTUS and you are visiting Tokyo, yes, you should have your people get you a seat at this guy's place:

[img.fark.net image 850x478]

It's a year wait or 6 months supposedly?  But you're the US president, I presume the guy would have a seat made available for you.


http://time.com/73570/barack-obama-ju​s​t-ate-the-best-sushi-in-the-world/
 
2017-11-09 08:51:18 AM  
Yeah well, he better get his fill of burgers cause the closest thing he's going to get to them soon is protein loaf.
 
2017-11-09 08:51:33 AM  
kyuzokai:
///McDs level or pretentious burgers, with almost nothing inbetween

freshness burger?
 
2017-11-09 09:02:01 AM  

Odin's Other Eye: Asshole has to be fed burgers in Japan. God he is so embarrassing. All the great Japanese food to discover, and he has to eat a hamburger. Made with American beef no less. My daughter was a more adventurous eater when she was 5.


Of all the things you take time out of your day to criticize Trump for, it's that he ate a hamburger?
 
2017-11-09 09:02:04 AM  
Trump burger - a Colby Jacket Cheese Burger made with 100 percent American Angus beef  Anus and costs 1,200 yen ($10.54).

Now it is a Trump burger
 
2017-11-09 09:08:27 AM  

sukotto: kyuzokai:
///McDs level or pretentious burgers, with almost nothing inbetween

freshness burger?


Yeah. It's probably the closest to what I like, but it's still pretty sterile. I need that greasy mess.
 
2017-11-09 09:14:13 AM  
I had a teriyaki burger from Mos Burger whole I was in Japan. Sure I ate a lot of local cuisine, but it's also cool to check out their take on American stuff. I went to a Japanese McDonald's once to check it out too. Their portions of fries are smaller, and the drinks are much smaller. In the US you get like an entire liter of cola. In Japan you get a 12 oz cup with your meal. And no refills.

I also went to this resturants that translated to "Surprised Donkey" (unless I was given misinformation by the inlaws) where their specialty is salsbury steak. Just salsbury steak served a bunch of different ways. They were all looking at me like I was supposed to be impressed (I suppose they take their salsbury steak seriously) but I was just thinking it still tasted pretty much like every frozen dinner I ever got.
 
2017-11-09 09:18:14 AM  
I want one of those burgers. That looks delicious.
 
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