September 4, 2009

Hokkaido JUNKtion: Lucky Pierrot WHALE Burger

by Yoko Kumano

One of the best things about Hakodate, Hokkaido was that there were no McDonalds. This seems very odd, considering Hakodate isn’t such a tiny city. But not so odd, when you know that it has its own home-grown fast food chain Lucky Pierrot that could take over the world, just like McDonald’s, if it wanted […]

April 10, 2008

umamichatter: Eating Whale Somewhere in LA

by Kayoko Akabori

My dear childhood friend M (who would like to remain nameless) lives in LA where she is frolicking with cute boys and eating, get this, WHALE. Listen in on this top secret conversation (where she reveals nothing- I tried SO HARD to get stuff out of her but her lips were totes sealed!!). 11:40 PM […]

October 23, 2007

Probability Out of 10 I Will Eat this Animal Again

by Yoko Kumano

After hearing this NPR story about the last horse slaughterhouse in the US closing, I thought to myself ARE there such things as horse slaughterhouses in the US? Growing up in California, certain animals seem to be OFF limits, meaning, animals included in “Save the insert animal – usually a mammal with pretty eyes – […]