|Certificate in hand by my Japanese Literature teacher,|
|A friend I made on the trip and her lunch partner.|
"Jennifer, I didn't know you liked squid."
What?!?! I've been very adventurous when it comes to food in Japan, but I just can't eat squid or octopus. It doesn't settle well with me. The fried ring I held in my hand looked like an onion ring to me. It was big enough to be an onion ring, and I've seen onion rings in Japan so I didn't think it was impossible for there to be onion rings at this party. But I was sadly mistaken. And my friend didn't notify me about the fact that it was squid until I already took a bite out of it. I was in front of many people, and a few of them Japanese. I didn't want to be rude by spitting it out in a napkin.
"I don't," I answered as I finished off the fried squid in silence.
I have been surprised by many different kinds of food. This was just one incident out of many. You never know what you're going to get. That fact alone is what makes it worth trying, even if you're at risk of getting something not to your taste.
I hope you all enjoyed this short little story about a food experience I had in Japan. It was one of my memorable food moments.
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