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)
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!!