Monday, December 14, 2009

Won't Miss #92 - Japanese milk

The milk in Japan tastes weird. It could be that I grew up surrounded by people who had cows and sold fresh milk. I'm guessing that even the milk that we bought in markets wasn't very old and didn't travel far. That being said, my husband didn't grow up in farm country and he thinks Japanese milk tastes odd as well. I think it has something to do with the pasteurization or homogenization process, or how milk is heat-treated for extended shelf life. At any rate, the milk here has never tasted "good" to me, and the low fat milk tastes like rehydrated powdered milk.

I won't miss the taste of Japanese milk.