Things from anime you really wanna try.
>inb4 that fan
this nigga cant be serious
nigga ramune is everywhere
hard mode is pic related
I went to a legit natural hot spring in Costa Rica, it was huge and wound up a mountain so the higher you went the hotter it got. I think it was lava warmed or something.
It was one of the most relaxing things I've ever done.
I wish hot springs were more prominent everywhere.
>I went to a legit natural hot spring in Costa Ric
>mfw from Costa Rica
People go in naked in Japland though.
There's no male naked bonding when trying to check on the girls fondling each other.
黒人、get on the Match level. Shit is absolutely delicious but hard to find even in glorious Nippon.
It's a hydration drink, supposed to help put back into you what a person sweats out during sports and such.
Basicly gatorade if the american marketing was true.
Is it true that when elevens want to eat "fancy" they make chinese dishes?
Because every jap dish I've ever tried has been bland as fuck compared to chinese/korean/thai.
They are good if you warm them up. It's just bread with sugar on it.
I spent two weeks in Japan a few years ago and developed an addiction to milk tea.. I can't find it anywhere near where I live.
That's because you have western tastes where everything is drenched in sodium. You can't into the soft palate of japanese foods. Especially kyoto usuaji stuff.
fucking casual pleb.
>That's because you have western tastes where everything is drenched in sodium.
But anon, most jap dishes are pretty sodium intensive when you look at the soy sauce.
>japanese don't eat a lot of sodium
They consume more if it than the average American
>yfw you can't come up with enough retorts
>hurrdurr your subs are a shit
are you even trying? I can post more sub groups if that makes you feel better.
>The average American consumes about 3700 milligrams of sodium a day. This value has remained constant for the last fifty years, despite the rise in rates of high blood pressure and heart disease. (2) As a comparison, the Japanese, with one of the highest life expectancies in the world, consume an average of 4650 milligrams of sodium per day
Tell me again why my inferior western sodium-destroyed palate can't appreciate the subtleties of the low sodium nip diet.
sorry, I forgot to post the greatest sub group and the greatest anime of all time.
>being this mad
The feeling's familiar but I think it's different than IRL.
Maybe it's because I can't read the labels but the jumps are just so jarring. Most of it has hit about as hard as water, but every now and then I end up having something ridiculously strong and I'm totally unprepared for it.
Now that I think about it, it's a lot like american beer.
Guinness? Sam Adams? They're both passable. Also, just about every city you could be in will have some local microbrewery stuff that's probably great.
Just don't buy shit like Budweiser and Coors Lite and Natty Ice, that shit is guaranteed to be garbage.
Only Japanese beer worth it is Hitachino Nest. Which is pretty much the Japanese equivalent of an American craft brewery.
Everybody wants Japanese whiskey now anyway, get with the times.
>Now that I think about it, it's a lot like american beer.
Please stop calling macro brews "american beer"
The largest actual American owned brewery is Sam Adams, which while not great, is a significant improvement over most macrobrews. Budweiser/etc are all foreign owned companies.
Craft brewing in the USA is now world renowned.
Semi local craft beers. If you can only get macro stuff, Yuengling is pretty good. Some of Sam Adams offerings are halfway decent.
>living in a hippie commune state
From what I understand, if you live in North America, don't buy the Asahi Dry in the 12 oz bottles; they are brewed in Canada with a different recipe. Only the Asahi Dry in the bigass 36 oz (?) cans are made with the orginal Japanese recipe. Or so I've been told.
>Always wanted to try a public bath like in my animes
>Finally find one in my area, run by koreans
>Decide to go
>Nothing but gross naked old asian people
>Bath smells funny
>Everyone giving me weird looks because I was the only white person in there
>Old man eyeing my junk
>$300 for a fucking fan
I don't understand this. I can run my central AC for all ~4 months of summer for substantially less than that and be comfortable throughout my entire house.
I thought about it but figured the stuff I find locally would be as shit as some American crap like Bud Light.
The only common cheapo beer I think tastes half decent is Coors Light but I'd only get it when I really need to save on the cost.
Some varieties of Sam Adams are fine but far from my favorite.
Personally my favorite is (http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/583/32767/) but it's only available 2 or 3 months a year.
It's just like drinking a pumpkin pie and has decent alcohol content too. Fucking 10/10 if you like ales.
Do they make any decent cinnamon whisky? Because that's the only kind I've ever liked.
I want to try Sake out of curiosity only. There's a local store near where I live that sells it but I don't know if it will be the same. I've also heard Japanese Whisky is pretty good, I'm curious about it too.
Some Japanese Whiskey was named best in the world recently
I used to think sake was a spirit, the way you always see nip soldiers drink a little bit and smash the glass like taking a shot or something.
Pretty disappointing to find out it's like 12-20%. I've had ales that strong.
Recently voted world's best Whiskey if I recall correctly.
There is no such thing as good cinnamon whiskey. Cinnamon whiskey, like honey whiskey, is college girl tier and white trash redneck tier. Of course nothing wrong with getting drunk on it if you want. It isn't good whiskey though, that would be an insult to good whiskey everywhere.
>love green tea
>love ice cream
I've got to like this right?
>basically $100usd after shipping
Call me pleb or whatever but I've never been able to discern a difference between something like Makers Mark and any "better" whiskey.
Yeah, I figured it's not for me. But I am a sucker for any spiced liquors/beers.
Tried it, didn't really care for it. Light taste for a wine but then again I never cared for wine either.
Not that it was bad per se but it seems I'm strictly a beer and liquor man.
>white trash redneck tier
I should probably point out that I live in Bumfuck, Kentucky, I'm sitting in a plastic lawn chair in front of a plastic folding table (improvised desk) and parts of my PC are held together by duct tape.
I'm not exactly what you'd call a man of refined taste.
Depends on the brand. High end jap steakhouse near me serves it after dinner in a little dish like that. Really sweet and really fucking good.
Bought a carton of "green tea ice cream" at an asian market and it was bland and not sweet and sort of flavorless.
Hit or miss, I think.
Also red bean paste ice cream is fucking phenomenal.
From the perspective of normalfags, we are weeaboos. I understand what you're saying even if you're being a faggot about it. You mean that weeaboos are those who forsake their own culture for their misguided idea of japanese culture. We only care for the nerdy shit they produce; but, we're still like them. I'd say we aren't true weeaboos; but, we are weebs, in the same way the echidna isn't a true mammal, despite being a mammal.
Japanese whiksey is indeed supposed to be extremely good. Unfortunately is is overpriced and most certainly over-hyped. A lot of people say that it is trying to hard to be scotch and not letting itself be more Japanese. Maybe this is a good thing, who knows.
Well considering Makers is bourbon with a mashbill consisting of mostly corn, and Yamakazi is made in the style of scotch and consists of 100% malted barely and is also finished in various barrels of sherry or whatever, they would certainly taste different regardless of if you are big into whiskey or not.
No excuse, Kentucky is bourbon country! Save up some money and go on a trip down the American whiskey trail. As a resident of Kentucky you owe it to yourself.
Find me some of this and then talk to me about hard mode.
>from the perspective of retards we are weeaboos, and since I live my life bending every which way to make sure their dumbshit average (and hence retarded) views are correct, I am a weeaboo
You are below normalfags, you are a subnormalfag. Which is the worst shit yet.
Great, thanks /a/, these are the losers I have to deal with when I'm not watching anime.
Spray this in a cupboard and close your eyes
>actual interesting conversation
You do realise there's a board for this shit right?
>o-oh b-but I want to talk about it with my fellow /a/utists
This is a fucking imageboard pertaining to anime faggot, fuck off to the relevant board already and stop spreading filth here. It's YOUR fault all these shitposts are in here in the first place since you made this fucking offtopic thread.
Don't crush my dreams
sorry I meant beetles
my cousins own a huge farm and they have a lot of beetles in their orchards pic related
My dad brought some back after he had finished a job in kobe. Brought it with him when he came up to visit me it was pretty shit but the engrish in the leaflet was pretty amusing.
I heard the Air Multiplier does a fairly good job in producing a high airflow without making the usual loud noise that comes with your typical fans.
It is what it is, a premium fan with a premium price. You can also buy a fucking table for 1200$ or heck even 3000$. I'ts not like the fan is for the likes who check every cent they spend.
>When did weeaboo become a derogatory term on /a/?
Since conception. But I guess you weren't around for long enough to know about the wapanese.
And the reason you got shit was probably the same reason you're getting shit now, because you're an ignorant fucking retard.
road racing, im looking into getting a bike this summer
also looking into downhill racing up north
I'd like to try that kind of restaurant with a grill built into the table and you cook things as you like em. Closest thing I have found is chinese restaurants with hot pots but stews and porridges are pretty meh to my palate
Its not all its cracked up to be mate, i did it for 3 months while i worked the summer. I didn't even have internet. (thank the heavens for my extensive backlog). It can get pretty lonely when you realize you have actually spoke a word for 2 days straight. No one to snuggle with when you are cold. Just you sat there with icy blood in your legs staring at a screen in a silent room.
>Still thinking sodium has any direct relation with HBP or heart disease
Also sodium is water soluble but not fat soluble, meaning your body doesn't store it. If you have too much of it you piss it out. If you have working kidneys you should have no problems with salt.
I am drinking quite a lot of sake. Not that I am a drinker but I can't number the bottles I drunk anymore.
It started out in around 2008 I also wanted to try sake out of curiosity, so me and my brah drunk a bottle together. At first it seemed to taste not like much. But then an entire world of taste developes.
Sake should be considered a wine. Check youtube for how to differentiate between sake brands and especially check out how sake is made.
If you care for a good glass of wine, you could also soon care for a good glass of sake. Just don't get the cheapest one you can find, it might ruin this wonderful world in some sips.
>Still thinking sodium has any direct relation with HBP or heart disease
Where did I make any health claims?
We were discussing sodium's effect on my western palate not being discerning enough for nip cuisine. To which I pointed out that they eat more sodium than we do.
If anything, I'd come back for the atmosphere, it feels cozy when you're cooking food while chatting with friends like >>116514527 said, like a mini barbeque, the food itself was like I said, nothing special.
>only sound in the basement is the heater kicking on
>what little light that comes through the closed curtains slowly fades to darkness
>winter is almost here
>haven't left the house in two weeks
Just go to a bar that sells a great choice of whisky and drink yourself through the menu (of course only 2cl shots) You will soon find out the cheaper whiskey's will have less taste, worse aftertaste and smaller bouket and won't be smooth compared to the "better" ones. (But there can also be cheap "good" whiskey, this is why you should just try them all)
Most important thing is to properly drink it. Not just chugging it down, but keep it in your mouth and let it get to body temperature, exhale and inhale trough you nose to get the full bouquet etc.
Also a very kind hint, never drink any beer after you drank whiskey, the beer will taste like shale piss, whatever beer it is.
I guess I'll try but I think I'm just too slav to appreciate things like bourbon. They all kinda just taste like wood to me. It also gives me terrible gas/indigestion/headache.
Whereas I can down a fifth of vodka and wake up the next morning feeling fine.
>see this thread while wandering local supermarket looking for deals
Do you anons live in the middle of nowhere? There are literally entire aisles filled w/ asian shit.
>stale air from lake of ventilation
>the long weekly trip to get food
>bitter winding rolling in off the rough sea
>daylight hours becoming shorter and shorter
>ice leg becoming more and more common
Hold me /a/non
Also, it seems like pocky is attempting to expand into western markets. Not a single word of moon on this package, it was a fully localized product.
>no sea to at least look at here
>only endless forest
>dark out at 5:30
>will be dark at 4pm during the eight months of winter
>projections say this winter will be worse than the last
>no money for buyfaggotry the last three months
This is living the dream, isn't it? Did we make it, anon?
yes, i live in fucking AZ. There's nothing here.
I also don't appreciate bourbon (yet). I have not tried a lot of bourbon besides Jack Daniels and like three others and I find the extreme Vanilla taste displeasing. I drank a fair share of scotch and Irish whiskey thou.
Also really try to warm up the whiskey in your mouth (takes quite a little time) this changes the entire experience. I also thought Cognac just tastes sharp, but then Remy Martin suddenly tastes like heaven :3
Good luck in finding a good taste!
>go to supermarket past midnight
>throw a stack of pocky into hand cart
>cover with potato chips to hide them
>quickly check out at self scan and leave
I can't be the only one. I can't even buy mango anywhere except online. I just squirm at the thought of some B&N cashier lady having to scan it while I stand there.
Well you definitely put more effort into drinking liquor than I ever did.
Think the only kind I ever let sit just for the taste was Cpt. Morgan's 1671 rum. (By far the best I've had.)
I intended to mix it not knowing how it would be but it was so damn smooth me and a friend just had to drink it straight.
Damn I hope that wasn't a limited release.
Fuck you guys, I wish I could live alone.
How does freedom feels? Fapping whenever you want? Without noisy people distracting you when you are watching your chinese cartoons?
How does it feel to have privacy?
It's funny how weebs think the bottle is so Japanese, when it's really just century-old tech.
You're just being autistic. That or you have some fucked up social anxiety.
Before I overcame my (physical) manga edition I'd buy shit like Love Hina locally and nobody ever gave the slightest hint of giving a shit.
It's pretty damn nice, definitely worth the expense.
I'm stuck with my parents again for medical reasons and it sucks having to sneak around at night (noisy floors and they sleep in basement) and not even being able to smoke weed in the house whereas otherwise I could just turn on my air filter and not give fucks.
But you'll have to remember to visit friends on occasion assuming you have any or the solitude will get to you eventually.
Started living alone during my second year in high school, first few months feel really cool especially if you can cook and clean, but then it gets really lonely when you spend most of your time on an image board talking to people you don't know.
>No sea view from my place
>Seafood is all a worse version/quality to back home
>winter is tightening its grip here too
>all money goes on food or slowly saving up to get a new laptop before the taped together screen finally gives up.
We will make it anon, one day we will wipe our butts on fancy toilet paper, pat our daughters on the head as she goes to school and read good books by the fireplace with a cup of tea.
>tfw asian and nobody bats an eye when I walk into an asian supermarket and buy a 6pack of pocari sweat and pocky.
Yes. green tea pocky is on sale for 2 canadabux
I don't even care anymore
I go to a mall that has a store literally called "Anime Ages" and buy stuff
Place has like 20 different flavors of Ramune and a decent selection of other stuff
They even sell figures for not a terrible markup, but I haven't bit the bullet on one of them because it's mostly SnK and Miku shit
They did have a Madoka but it was a Nendo I already had
>want to just eat some simple white rice
>buy various kinds to try
>go to make it
>comes out terrible compared to local asian restaurants
I just don't understand why I can't into white rice. I try jasmine and fucking everything else and it comes out shit.
I thought it was my cheap B&D cooker so I bought an electronic sensor Aroma and it doesn't make it much better at all.
/ck/ either says to buy one of those fucking $200 nip cookers that according to amazon reviews wear out in a year or two, or to cook it in a pot which I still end up fucking up.
>eat rice every single day
>white enough to have canadian birth certificate
>chinese enough to speak cantonese and mandarin
>literally nobody finds my sabers or manga or vidya even the least odd
It could be worse I guess.
I've never considered Filipino's Asians, the Filipino's in my country either act white or black, never Filipino, please explain.
>tfw stereotyped as a jock back in HS
>on the football team and all that stuff
>suggest a hang out at my house for vidya and shit
>they come in, notice my weeb shit
>find it neat
>few years after graduating
>they think SnK and SAO are the upper echelon of Asian Animation
I've created a bad thing
Can I try a reset, that's a thing in some Chinese Cartoons right?
I guess it must have been stateside only. I've only ever seen pocky in its japanese form here in Toronto. Granted, its literally every in production flavour of pocky on the shelf, but still.
>play varsity TE all 4 years of HS
>literally every RB (all black, obviously) we have on all 3 teams is into shonenshit
>they talk DBZ/naruto/etc all practice long some days
>I go home every day wishing I was Gronk and then watch my cute girls doing cute things
You're not alone, anon.
It most certainly was.
And aside from the 1671 their Taboo and Private Reserve versions are great too. I like how they have a good spectrum of spiced rums.
Taboo for extra sweet/fruity, PR for more spice, regular for saving cash/mixing, and 1671 for having a mouthgasm.
great when you have it, but when it is taken from you the withdrawal effects are pretty severe. Took me almost 2 years to feel baseline "not shitty" after a 4 year relationship.
U don say?
udon is delicious. your tastes are pleb
Can't speak for all us Island Monkeys, but I was raised in a white country since I was 1, so "white culture" would influence me more than Filipino culture and parents don't really force it into me like most asian families would since the Philippines has little to no culture that wasn't taken from the other countries that fucked it, Philippines is the slut of the Asian world.
>octopus balls and red bean paste cake
how does that even sound good to you
There's a Jap shop inside of a big bank building in NYC which tastes really fucking cash
The Citi building if anyone is from NYC here
Go there for udon maybe once a week for lunch and made friends with the chef
I don't know, I try everything.
Washing the rice, not washing the rice. Soaking it, not soaking it.
It's always either just a sticky mess or dried to all hell.
Sometimes I get close but it's just still never quite as good as I would have hoped.
I'm great on a grill or drum smoker and all that, but I just can't make good rice at all.
I've tried it a couple times, but both were so different from one another that I really want to go to an actual reputable place for it
The texture is always completely off.
I've tried just tossing it in the cooker all the way to washing it until the water runs clear. I do it in a metal strainer and mix it somewhat continuously.
Expensive cookers, at that.
it is literally 2 step
wash rice 2 times ( or until the water is clear)
fill water until it on the first line of your index finger when you touch the surface of rice.
you add oil or salt if you want to
I put cold water in and mix it using my hands for like 30 seconds then drain and repeat 4 times, fill the pot until the water level rises as far as the top crease of your index finger from the top of the rise then put into the cooker, it always comes out fluffy and soft from my experience.
>grab some pocky to eat on lunch break at work
>line is kind of long whatever
>put pocky on counter without looking up
>get debit card out of my wallet
>"Oh anon you like pocky too?"
>qt azn cashier smiling at me
It's not worth the heart attack.
I've tried a plethora of rices.
Tried this, still doesn't come out right.
I don't know if I have long fingers or what but that makes my rice come out soggy as hell.
Hagen Das green tea ice cream is amazing and usually available at most grocery stores. Green tea frappuccinos from Starbucks are also great and are basically the same flavor.
I have one. They're shit.
Got a Vornado for like $40, and it's pretty amazing, but the only positive thing from the bladeless fan is that it's bladeless. It's noisy, big, and doesn't push much air.
Tried this with my boyfriend a couple weeks ago, I didn't really like it because it was bland, but he seemed to enjoy it.
Tagalog just has shittons of Spanish loanwords like greetings (¿como está? -> kumusta) and telling time due to three centuries under Spanish rule. It's not grammatically similar.
Generally Filipinos know English but not Spanish.
The Philippines don't seem to have too much beef against Japan considering what they did during WW2, I don't know if they're really forgiving, or just don't care. I don't know why the Chinese would hate them though.
I don't know if this helps, but the next time you cook rice, leave it alone once it hits the pot. The more you fiddle around with it while it's cooking, the stickier it's going to end up. Something about starches getting agitated or something, but that's the point where my rice started turning out OK. Also butter.
they're used as live in servants/maids/housekeepers for the wealthy in hong kong.
also i would like to note that takoyaki is shit.
its a fried pastry filled with mayo and a small chunk of octopus, if it was a grilled and seasoned ball of octopus it would be alright.
Back in my senior year of high school eight years ago, I knew this one complete weeaboo. He had a neckbeard, he was fat, I'm fairly certain he smelled bad, and he even wore a kimono or some Naruto bullshit at one point.
But he also brought in Ramune one day and gave me one so that was pretty cool.
That is true. Aloe drink is so fucking good, but don't get that shit from a Mexican place. I bought it from an Asian market last year and it only had like 8g of sugar per serving and it was delicious. The Mexican one had something like 16 or 20g per serving and it was awful.
Nice French Press, btw. I got the same one.
I bought Usagi Drop at a train station and started reading there. Some random girl sat by my side read the cover description and said
>That's cute, how does it ends?
She started looking at me with a disgusted face and I just said
>I gotta buy some toilet paper, bye
Apparently she goes to my university, but there hasn't been any rumors about me yet
Chill the fuck up, nobody cares what weeb food you buy.
Looks like mods finally got around to this thread. Glad to see it cleaned up instead of just nuked entirely due to retards.
Anyway I was wondering for those who actually tried it: what is taiyaki like?
I'm all up for beans but I heard the paste was kinda sweet when I would've expected spiced/seasoned instead.
I want to try it but the only Japanese place in town in some hibachi grill or whatever. I doubt they serve it.
Huh? It actually got an English publication?
Guess they didn't actually read it to the end.
$20 says it stops around the end of the anime, or at least the last couple volumes never get released.
its like a better and harder version of a fish cake rolled into a ball especially if its cooked fresh.
they usually put jp mayo and sprinkle pork or fish flakes with it
Taiyaki, not takoyaki. Already know I hate takoyaki but taiyaki seems a bit harder to find in the States.
The batter part sounds fine but beans+sugar sounds like a bad combo to me unless it's just a bit of brown sugar in a bowl of beans.
>My family refers to ramune as "korean soda"
>Implying said implication was ever implied
"Perhaps I know best why it is the Nip alone who draws anime; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent anime." - Friedrich Nietzsche
Indonesia is just strange, you can't stereotype them if you actually know them.
Some of them act like nigger, some like arabs, some like whites, some like your typical asian (east asian)
>friends with all the other local koreans
>friends' parents own local korean/asian markets and korean restaurants
>get free weeb snacks and drinks all the time
>eat weeb food almost every meal
>eat korean bbq for super cheap every other meal
Being Korean is fucking great.
>go to japan
>find japanese product
>not that hard
Holy shit you're a genius.
I don't know shit about korean food but I know a korean man makes sriracha which is probably the single best hot sauce in existence.
I use a different brand for certain mexican foods but that shit works with about anything.
Kinda like an extra spicy marinara sauce.
The weird shit that they get from vending machines. I always wondered if the soups, coffee, and weird flavored sodas/juices are any good.
>tfw using your IC card to buy ice coffee from a vending machine.
>mfw eating rum raisin for the first time
I don't know but the fact that it actually tasted so much like rum through me for a loop.
What the hell is that?
US military? Will any branch just teach you one for free?
I've been considering it because I'm fucked by debts and could use more discipline anyway.
Probably would've signed up already if 1)I weren't ridiculously out of shape 2)I fucking love drugs 3)my physical and mental health suck dick.
Probably because it's mainly made by the better (read: more expensive) brands instead of the cheapo generic walmart shit or whatever.
What I want to see is straight up rum ice cream, no raisins crammed in.
>Jap shit (that isn;t sushi or "real ramen") I've tried and tasted great
>Jap shit I've tasted and was horrible
Instant Ramen (all the imported Jap ramen is nasty as fuck. Korean win by far in this category)
Yeah, it's pretty clear you don't know much about Koreans at all.
Sriracha was created by a Vietnamese-Chinese guy.
Just look at the name, if it was a Korean, it'd be super long.
Fuck you. But at least someone got it.
Then I was misinformed by the guy who recommended it. But I do recall that Korean is one of the 5 languages on the bottle.
its actually a thick sweet soy sauce based mix. It's somewhat salty and a little odd.
I think it was actually "cow piss" they were worried about. Original is best
This is one of the best fucking brands of milk tea I've ever tried. I bought them in the larger bulk bottles when I stayed in glorious nippon but they dont have it even in asian markets here.
nongshim bowl noodle is tasty but, like pretty much all korean food, incredibly salty. Also always had an inkling to try pic related...
>poke/squeeze bottle every time I pass it when I'm at my local asian mart.