I’m spending Christmas in “Ho-Ho-Hong Kong” and “Merry Macau,” where I will try to find used Cantonese funk records and possibly eat a pigeon. So there’s no blog post this week and, most likely, the next.
In the meantime, you can satiate your Japanese Holiday Curiosity with last year’s Christmas in Japan post, which covers the most burning cultural question in East Asia: Why do the Japanese eat Kentucky Fried Chicken for Christmas?
I would be remiss not to direct your attention to the food blog co-run by Rora-chan of KawaiiILoveYou, the pudcasts, so named by co-blogger Rachel whom, being a Londoner, calls all desserts “puddings,” a habit I will inevitably pick up by the end of my time in Japan.
The blog has practically nothing to do with Japan aside from both of its authors living here, but it does offer recipes for amazing food (which I have eaten) and occasionally involves advice for making a cake out of a rice cooker. These are useful skills.
Go make some Christmas puddings, y’all. See you in the year of the Dragon.