Saturday, April 21, 2007

Gah! Westernization gone bad... again!

TOKYO, April 20 - Japan's centuries-old less-is-more approach to eating -- tiny portions, elegantly arranged to feast the eye as much as the stomach -- is being challenged by an invasion of supersize fast-food, American-style.

Mega Mac burgers at McDonald's, giant pudding servings and mammoth packets of instant noodles are tempting consumers in a country whose moderate serving portions have often left foreign visitors wondering when the main course would arrive.

The Godzilla-sized creation -- four meat patties layered between three slices of bun with cheese and lettuce -- joined McDonald's menu from January for a limited period and is back for brief cameo appearances after proving more popular than expected.

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5 Comments:

At Apr 21, 2007, 5:51:00 PM, Blogger Kami... said...

Old News... I've talked about this before...
They even ran out of supplies and gave rain checks to people for 1/2 price.
Originally it wasn't set to run so long, but with the popularity it's still around.

 
At Apr 21, 2007, 7:37:00 PM, Blogger Kip said...

This is a new article though... it's still interesting to ponder over.

 
At Apr 22, 2007, 3:36:00 AM, Anonymous Purly said...

Oh my, this IS bad~! Soon enough, Japan will loose it's status as having the healthiest people :S I don't want japan to turn into a second America T_T

 
At Apr 26, 2007, 7:40:00 AM, Blogger Kami... said...

http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/waiwai/
news/20070423p2g00m0dm012000c.html

WoW! Silly me and my country life...
I used to sleep at internet cafes... I wish I was near a 24hr McDonalds...
Could've saved myself a lot of money :P

 
At Apr 26, 2007, 7:43:00 AM, Blogger Kami... said...

Oh! Purly, it's not a bad thing really... depending on who you talk to.
"They" say the average "cup-size" has gone up by 1 in Japan and it's most likely due to the American Fast Food industry...

Personally I prefer MOS Burger or Lotteria. More expensive... but worth it. :)

 

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