American Fast Food Chains Serving Expired Chinese Meat and…So?

JUNK_FOODNews broke today that China-based Husi Food Co. has been selling expired beef and chicken to American fast food giants McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut. They allegedly did this by repackaging the stale meat and putting new expiration dates on them. Of course, reps for the fast food companies have announced they are no longer purchasing meat from Husi and are launching their own “investigations.”

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Here’s all I have to add to this—is anyone really surprised by this news? And does anyone really believe that the fast food companies are genuinely surprised by this either?

The Great KFC Anti-Phil Conspiracy

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Damnit, I’m just a red-blooded American man and as such occasionally I feel the need …the need for some KFC original recipe chicken and biscuits. Which is why what I am about to share with you is so disturbing. Up until very recently, there were three—count them three—KFC locations within a short distance from my home in the Los Feliz/Silver Lake area. Now, there are zero.

I repeat—zero.

The KFC on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood—CLOSED:

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The KFC on Virgil—CLOSED:

The Kobayashi Maru of Hot Dog Eating

FOURTHHere in the U.S., tomorrow is the Fourth of July aka our Independence Day and with that brings picnics and fireworks and the infamous Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, which is arguably the Super Bowl of competitive eating. But once again, the king of this “sport,” Takeru Kobayashi will not be “officially” competing.

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For the past few years, Kobayashi has been “banned” from the event for refusing to sign an exclusive contract to be Nathan’s food bitch work for the folks who run the annual competition as their food bitch and apparently that’s a big no-no.

Now, some have said the real reason Kobayashi has refused this offer is because he’s afraid he will be dethroned by competitors like professional douchebag Joey Chestnut:

Penis+Food=The Perfect Combo?

If you ever visit the South Korean city of Pocheon City, you might want to visit the Deolmusae Restaurant. What makes it so special? Well, apparently, it’s a restaurant that pays tribute to the penis:

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From the pathway leading to the front door:

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To the host greeting you at the entrance:

Why Japan is Awesome #793: Caramel Marshmallow Pizza

Once again, we have additional proof that fast food is just more awesome in Asia and particularly in Japan. Behold, Pizza Hut in Japan is offering the Morinaga Milk Caramel and Marshmallow Pizza:

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It’s all a promotion for the candy’s 100th anniversary and is available only in Japan until the end of this month.

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Why Japan is Awesome #66: Caramel Banana Sushi

You heard it right, folks. Caramel banana sushi is a real thing and starting this week, it is now available for that party that’s about to happen in your mouth courtesy of Japanese sushi chain Kura:

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Apparently, this is the same sushi chain that has previously offered up such delights as chocolate sauce banana sushi:

The Great Curry House Question

Some of us at YOMYOMF World Headquarters went out for a nice dinner at the nearby Curry House to kick off the end of a busy work week and the start of a long holiday weekend when we were confronted with this:

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It’s one of those kids’ placemats that have “fun” activities to keep children occupied while you eat. Usually it’s filled with “simple” puzzles and questions that aren’t too difficult for most kids, but the question above had us all stumped.

Do you know the answer? If you know what number goes into the box, write it in the comments section below (and if you’re really smart, with an explanation for the answer). If no one’s been able to figure it out by then, I’ll post the answer later next week.

Happy Black Day!

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Once again, April 14 aka Black Day is upon us. For those not in the know, Black Day is an unofficial Korean holiday when single people eat jajangmyeon (black paste) noodles to either “celebrate” one’s singleness/unattached status or ease the pain of one’s singleness/unattached status.

In an effort to put more positivity out into the world, I will choose to interpret the holiday as one of “celebration” and not so much this:

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In fact, take a look at this delicious-looking bowl of jajangmyeon:

I Want to Go to There: The Kit Kat Pizza

Last week, I wrote about my first taste of the red hot chili pepper Kit Kat which is only available in Japan and yes, it was as wonderful as its name makes it out to be (and I mean that unironically).

Now, comes the news that Japanese pizza and café chains will be serving…a Kit Kat Pizza!

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What the what?!!!

Sushi for Those Who Really, Really Don’t Like Carbs

If you enjoy eating sushi but could do without the carbs or you’re looking for something a little lighter, sushi chef Hironori Ikeno at Sushiya no Hachi in Asakusa, Tokyo has the perfect culinary creation for you. It’s really tiny pieces of sushi with only one grain of rice each.

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That’s right! Only one—

Red Hot Chili Pepper Kit Kat: It is Real & It is in my Stomach

FERTILEIn the past, I’ve blogged about the many wonderful snack items that seem to be available in Japan and cursed the gods bemoaned the fact that I could not enjoy these treats here in the U.S.

Well, no more. Today, I have tasted one of these seemingly out-of-reach treats and it is as wonderful as I could have imagined.

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It is the chili-flavored Kit Kat and as the packaging and name suggests it is a Kit Kat chocolate bar with a chili pepper twist. Now, I must admit that at first there was a touch of apprehension about trying this. While some of the Japanese Kit Kat flavors I’ve written about previously—like cream cheese and salty watermelon—sound like a more natural fit to go with chocolate, I wasn’t sure about red hot chili peppers.