Sunday, February 10, 2008
I Give Up
I made some pasta tonight, with the same jar of tomato garlic I usually buy. But tonight there was this strange taste to it. It was fishy. I looked at the jar and the picture was the same as always, a tomato and a some garlic. I even figured out the katakana on the label (トマト&ガーリック) and it said tomato and garlic. There was a website printed on the back (http://www.kagome.co.jp/annamamma), so I went there to see if I could find some English ingredients. There werent any, but I looked up the kanji for fish (魚) and saw it was printed all over the place. Then I found a translation website (http://nihongo.j-talk.com/parser/) and saw that the sauce I've been eating for months doesnt just have fish but chicken meat (鶏肉) too!
This goes in my I hate Japan column.