Saturday, July 25, 2009

Won't Miss #16 - the smell of oden

Oden is a popular Japanese conglomeration of foodstuffs boiled in broth. There are plenty of people who adore it. In fact, aside from myself and my husband, I haven't met anyone who doesn't like it. In the winter, 7-11 and other convenience stores as well as open air food stalls sell this stuff. To me, it smells like someone has been boiling an old sock that has had a fish left in it for a week.

I won't miss the smell of oden wafting throughout the shops.


  1. The problem is it's 7-11 oden. The aroma is about as appealing as that of cigarette ashes in a restroom.

  2. I heard that some oden shops use the same stock for years. That may have something to do with it.

    1. What a horrible thought! No wonder it smelled like someone's ancient laundry being boiled. :-p


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