Sunday, May 2, 2010

Won't Miss #164 - Horumon

In the past few years, horumon (ホルモン), or beef and pork offal (that's the stuff we throw away like guts and organs), restaurants have been popping up in more places in Japan. I'm guessing that part of the reason for this has been the sagging economy, but this cuisine has been around for a long time. I realize that there is nothing necessarily wrong with eating these things, and it's actually a good way to avoid waste, but my meat-based food tastes are too ethnocentric to find value in this type of eating.

Just seeing these restaurants (and there's one about 2 minutes from my apartment) gives me a queasy feeling, and I won't miss them.