What! You’ve Never Heard Of…?!?

Even though many Japanese in Tokyo are exposed to international cultures and media, it’s surprising to me when they haven’t heard of some basic American foods.  It’s amazing what we take for granted!  Here are a few American basics that most Japanese people have heard of or tried.

Mac & Cheese (source)

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches (source)

Rice Krispy Treats (source)

S’Mores (source)

Although apple pie is popular, the other ones haven’t gotten as much attention (pecan, pumpkin, lemon meringue, peach cobbler, cherry, blueberry, etc).  Being from this south, this is blasphemy!!

Ok – this last one is a person and not a food, but I couldn’t believe that the Japanese people I’ve asked didn’t know…

Can you believe it?! Oprah!!


2 thoughts on “What! You’ve Never Heard Of…?!?

    • ahh! sorry I don’t know why I didn’t spot this comment before! but yes… all the good things in life are what make American so… hearty. hahaha

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