While I know I'm interested in food, I didn't think I'd be posting about it this much. There's just no way around it. I work so much that the only time I get out is when I have to go shopping for things. When I'm in the mall, I usually grab something to eat.
Last weekend, I tried what seems to be a Japanese burger chain. Their gimmick is their chili. They put it on most of their products. Who'd have guessed...Japanese chili burgers, chili dogs, chili fried mussels. It may not surprise you to learn, I didn't order the mussels.
I got a MOS Burger (edible), MOS dog (quite good actually), fries and a drink. The chili was not very spicy and too sweet for my taste, but it can be honestly called a chili burger in this humble American's opinion. As my brother and his wife own a burger restaurant (bayburger.com), I can be a bit critical about burgers. As far as a taste rating goes, I'd rate it above Burger King, but below Wendy's.
Now here's the freaky part. As I'm sitting there munching on my MOS Dog and fries, I take a closer look at the advertisement on the wall next to my table. After swallowing what was in my mouth, I put down my food, stand up and read it again.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, an octopus burger. Not just any octopus burger, but an octopus burger served with chili on a rice bun. WTF!
I'll eat pretty much anything. Sea urchin in brown gravy?...tried it. Jellyfish salad?...it's actually kind of good. Big bowl of pickled seaweed?...ate so much I got food poisoning. Durian (spiky fruit who's insides smell like poo)?...it's on the menu for this weekend.
Octopus burger with chili on a rice bun...that's crossing a line I didn't know existed. I guess I've just got a moral objection to using the words "burger" and "octopus" together. If they called it the "chili octopus rice sandwich" maybe I'd be less opposed.
Either way...that looks gross.