hard shell tacos are actually an american invention, just like nachos and chimichangas. its called tex-mex (after the texas/mexico border). if you eat a taco with ground beef and a hard shell, its probably not good lol.
I mentioned tacos;I've not tried kebab before, does it look like tacos?,doubt they taste similar;They're tons of different tacos all over Mexico,the ones I tried today are very popular in the north,"carne asada" which are grilled meat with soft 'tortillas'(made of corn or flour) you can add different things to it, like salsa,beans,cucumbers,avocado,radishs,lemon,cabbage,ect;Though in the south is mostly different types of meat(pork/cow/lamb) soft tortillas made of corn,onions,cilantro and salsa
Well, I was very surprised to find many people are talking about soft wrappers, tortillas….because when I think of tacos, the first thing that comes to my mind is that crispy taco shells…which is not quite easily available except you go to the import food stores.
And in fact, I’m not confident if I can eat those crispy things neatly enough!
I think I knew tortillas, but it somehow didn’t associate with tacos:3
With homemade tortillas, tacos will be more easily available!
long time no talk! :( hows life been? how is japan? lots of quakes? tell me everything? :D
Hiii Michael, long time no talk indeed, huh:’(
Well, in a word, I’ve been extremely busy these days. Too busy to go out for new photography. I’m sticking to pc for some work.
I hope things will turn better again in the fall tho:o
Meanwhile, I will show some boring photos from my home and some nice photos from the last year.
So, news in general from Japan is…hmm, no huge earthquake so far of course, but small ones come from time to time. My firefox ad-on pops up and tells me every time there’s a quake somewhere in Japan. It pops up kind of often these past few days. We must be careful as ever.
Rainy season has started at last, and so it’s been raining on and off. It will rain often for a month or so. Aww it’s going to be a tough summer this year as our government (lie and) expect us to use less electricity if we don’t want the current nuclear power plants in the future anymore. Um, but no question about their lying because I’m not going to talk policy here:)
I didn’t know tokoya was for men. :o What do you call the place where women get their hair cut?
Women go to 美容室Biyoushitsu.
There’s the clear difference between tokoya and biyoushitsu, and their licenses are two different things.
Barbers can use razors so they can shave the face and sometimes neck and eyebrows etc. But hairdressers at beauty shop (biyoushitsu) are not allowed to use any kind of razors to their customers. They use only scissors.
I sometimes see a poster in front of barbershop that says they accept women for face shaving. But actually I haven’t seen any woman in a barber:3
Those who have lived/stayed in Japan for a while...?
Well, I’ve just got email from a friend of mine in the UK and she asked
"Is it really so difficult to find foods which are completely meat and dairy free? "
She says she has become a vegan recently:)
Those who have some food experience in Japan have anything to tell her?
In my opinion, I would say it IiiSs difficult to keep yourself vegan in Japan, unless you cook yourself everyday with a greatest attention all the time. If you only a visitor instead of inhabitant, it would be pretty difficult……..She will *visit* Japan, not live, and probably she wants to eat out or just want some take-aways while she’s here.