Wednesday, November 09, 2005


I took this picture in front of a restaurant of *soba. "Soba" is thatJapanese best-known noodle which is made with buckwheat flour! It is so yummy;) In Japan, people have to make sounds when they suck noodles because it is etiquette for cook. To make sounds expresses "This noodle is so delicious!!!" But too loud sound is rude....It's difficult:P
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Anyway, let's go on to the main subjest!! Can you belive that they are NOT real soba in the picture:)??? Actually, they are not real, but they are playfoods!! It means that they are fakes of food!! In Japan, such playfoods are displayed in front of restaurants, and they are very elaborate and they look like the real things:P One of my foreign friends were surprised by the amount of various playfoods including soba, parfait, hamburger steak, spaghetti, omelets, sushi, and many many things. I don't know that there are playfoods are popular in other countries, but Japanese playfoods are so on a high level:)!! There are key rings which have playfood, (of sushi or tempra, somthing like that) so you can get them, and your friends must be pleased if they get them as souvenirs!!
One day, I got playfood of garlic from my friend somehow, (I don't know why she have it. I wonder how and where she get it. LOL) and I tried to trick my mom. I gave her it, and I said, "Today, my friends gave me a garlic!" My mom were pleased and said "Really?? Wow! It looks yummy! I like it!" It was so funny, and I laughed at it! She moticed my trick soon after that, and she got angry....I'm soory, mom:P
Anyway, Japanese playfoods look like real things as much:P


At 12:33 PM, November 09, 2005, Blogger YURIE said...

I like soba!:D
Most Japanese people eat soba on New Year's Eve, how about you?

You changed your blog's style, huh?
That's good!:D

At 1:00 PM, November 09, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

Thank you, Yurie:D Of course, I eat soba on December 31st:) But I rather like udon than soba!!!
What are you doin' now??? LOL

At 4:53 PM, November 09, 2005, Blogger Arz000n said...

The food looks yumm yummm

But where is sushi??


PS: I could eat all of that alone, I think....infact Im hungry right now. Gotta take ma lunch...tataa

At 10:17 PM, November 09, 2005, Blogger Colin said...

The fake food that's used for shop displays here in England are nowhere near as realistic as that!!!

At 11:05 PM, November 09, 2005, Anonymous Kirk said...

When you come to tokyo, you should go to Kappabashi, which is near Asakusa. It is the district that sells restaurant supplies, including the largest selection of display food. There are entire stores dedicated to this product. I go there all the time, especially when you do not update your blog.

By the way, I like soba a lot. It is especially good if have it after a long hike in the mountains. But I think most food is good after that.

At 8:53 AM, November 10, 2005, Blogger Keshi said...

yes I've seen these playfoods in many Asian restaurants...:) Looks delicious!


At 9:02 AM, November 10, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I dunno much jap food but it lookz good...from da pic ;-) PEACE

At 1:55 PM, November 10, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

Thanx for coming my blog;) Sorry not to put sushi picture on:P
Haha!! Yeah! I think you can!! ALl of them are delicious food;)

Really?? I wanna see them:) What kind of displays are there?? Sushi and soba too?

Oh!! Thanks for your good information:D I wanna go there, and buy them:D But I think that such food displays are a little expenssive, aren't they?

Soba is delicious food!!!! Sometimes, I made noodle of soba, and they are so delicous! Yum Yum:)

Have you been to Japan? Japan's food displays are spectacular!!!

---Quz Boss
Yeah! I bet you can enjoy them if you come here someday;) Thanx for coming my blog:)

At 7:50 PM, November 10, 2005, Blogger Colin said...

Hi Haruna!
Here in England, fake food (mostly fruit and vegetables)is usually only seen in very small shops and is made of very unrealistic plastic!

At 8:33 PM, November 10, 2005, Blogger Michelle said...

hey dats cool...i really thot it wuz real food!

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At 9:36 AM, November 11, 2005, Blogger Keshi said...

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At 10:00 AM, November 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

U would neva tell they was fake! My 1st look was dat I thought they was real n I wanted to EAT ;-) PEACE

At 12:13 PM, November 11, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

Unrealistic? Oh no:P Japanese food displays are realistic! sometimes people can't distinguish fake and real. So I saw one boy break wedding cake by hands because he thought that it was a fake!!!! Terrible:P


Yeah!!! Looks delicious don't they? Sometimes, real food displays in front of shops, so we are always confused.....:P

---Dummy Keshi
Who are you?? Why did you clone her? You said "honesty is my best policy." Is it a lie?

---Real Keshi
I don't know why someone clone you. I convince that you are real Keshi;)

Thanks for your information, Keshi:)

---Quz Boss
Haha! We can hardly distinguish them. If you try to eat such fakes of food, you would break your teeth! Be careful;)

At 3:39 PM, November 11, 2005, Blogger Tim said...

Interesting! Seeing 'Playfood'really surprised me when I first came to Japan. It must be difficult to make!

As for slurping food, I don't think I'll be able to eat politely when I do back to America. Slurping is too much fun, and it helps cool off hot food. I'm going home next week - my family will think I'm so rude!

By the way, Toriyoshi, the yakitori place I mentioned a while back, is a small izakaya in my town. It is unique - very rustic. They serve great food - ramen salad, sweet eggplant with miso, chicken sashimi and nanko, a soup made with horse intestine. If you are ever in Sorachi, I'll take you to Toriyoshi for a visit.

At 8:10 PM, November 12, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

Sounds great!!!! I've never eaten horse intestine and chicken sashimi. I wonder how they are....I've never been to Sorachi, but I wanna go!!!! Is Toriyoshi a chain store? Is there Toriyoshi in Sapporo too??? I really wanna go! Do you know a good OKONOMIYAKI reataurant? I really like Okonomiyaki!!!

P.S. Never mind! I think you can slurp food in America too;)

At 11:35 PM, November 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it also feel real... U know, besidez da lookz ;-) PEACE

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At 11:19 PM, November 14, 2005, Blogger Haruna said...

---Quz Boss
Never mind! It's natural to make a mistake;)!! It's realistic:)

No problem:D Be careful for such stupid people!!!

---Arun Tatikonda
Wow! Sounds great;D!!!! Thanks!


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