Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Won't Miss #62 - limited lunch meat selection
Sandwiches aren't a big part of food culture in Japan, but people do eat them if you believe that convenience store food is purchased and ingested. Also, markets carry lunch meat, but only in very limited varieties. You can find ham almost anywhere, and occasionally various types of salami, but things like turkey, chicken, etc. are nowhere to be found in sandwich-ready form. The main problem for me is that most of the lunch meat you can get is very, very fatty.
I won't miss having so few options when it comes to lunch meat, and especially having no access to lean meat.