My “Traditional” Japanese Christmas Dinner

Merry Christmas everyone! I finally had a traditional Japanese Christmas dinner. Check it out!

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Japan doesn’t have a long Christmas tradition, as it’s a more recent trend here.  It’s also mainly done to sell more things and make more money.  It’s entirely commercial.  It’s also a time for couples to go on dates and exchange gifts.  It’s typically not a family holiday, but parents will sometimes give their children gifts.  Also, it’s very difficult to find turkey here, so we have to make do with other things.

And that brings me to my Christmas dinner today.  This is the “traditional” Christmas dinner.  Just take a look.

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That’s right, Kentucky Fried Chicken!  We had some regular KFC chicken, boneless chicken, French fries (no gravy in Japan), salad, and a “Christmas cake.”  It was actually a chocolate cake.  To many Japanese people, Christmas means cake.  They’re often very surprised to find out that cake isn’t a big tradition where I’m from.  Sure, people get fruitcake, but…

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2 responses to “My “Traditional” Japanese Christmas Dinner

  1. David

    Just the sight of this KFC chicken makes me almost nauseous. (but maybe that’s because I ate too much duck confit coming straight from France)
    Merry Christmas!

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