My boyfriend will probably disown me when he learned that I wrote about this scenario involving him and a Japanese friend of mine. I have mentioned before that I have a lot of overseas friends. Some of them really visit me whenever they’re in the city and they always bring me a lot of gifts from their countries. One time, my Japanese friend called me and told me he was in the area and asked if he could visit me. I told him why not and went and fetch him to the airport. We had a good conversation on the way back. I invited him for dinner and he told me he would stay if he will be the one to cook. I agreed.
Upon arriving, my boyfriend was already there and I introduced them. There was a bit of awkward silence between the two of them at first and I understand. Cultural differences could sometimes be a hindrance to instant friendship. But they both tried. In fact, my boyfriend joined us in the kitchen so he could talk to him. During dinner though, when we’re all enjoying the sukiyaki that my friend cooked, the
But they both tried. In fact, my boyfriend joined us in the kitchen so he could talk to him. During dinner though, when we’re all enjoying the sukiyaki that my friend cooked, the awkwardness started to dissipate. By the end of the day, I felt like I was the outsider with the way they’re laughing with each other. Oh well. It still ended well. A similar sukiyaki recipe can be found on the next page. Enjoy!
Photo and recipe courtesy of Noob Cook.
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Quick Tip: Do not place the ito konnyaku near the beef as the calcium contained in the noodles may make beef tough.