Friday, December 08, 2006

Mos bagaa

I was perusing a few of my favorite travel sites and was wistfully thinking of my days teaching overseas. The adventure, the never knowing what the day will bring, the new people, the new culture, the not knowing how to read Japanese hiragana, katakana or kanji. Don't worry, after two years abroad, I did eventually learn a bit of the language. I just loved trying to read the menus at restaurants and enjoyed trying all sorts of new types of cuisine. There was a time when I went to McDonald's *gasp*! I know, sooooooo wrong! That was because I couldn't read menus in my early days in good ol' Nihon. At the time, I was vegetarian but almost every dish in that country contained some sort of meat product or meat by-product! The soups with 'no meat' had beef broth as their base, and 'no meat' or 'vegetarian' entailed seafood!! I ended up eating seafood while I was there for two years. Anyway, I didn't like fastfood places (I really didn't like McDonald's) but I was introduced to Mos Burger. It's a Japanese fast food chain.

For some reason, today I was thinking about the time my Dad came to visit me in Fukuyama (in Hiroshima Prefecture). Some of my Japanese friends and fellow gaijin (foreigner) teachers introduced my Dad to....Mos rice burger with shrimp (pronounced mosu raisu baagaa ebi tatsuta). For 340 yen, you get a scrumptious ebi (shrimp) burger (it's more of a shrimp patty) with a deliciously sweet sauce all on a bun made of rice! It's the coolest thing! I always wondered how they got the rice to stick together to form that bun! Dad was hooked on Mos Burgers and tried to reproduce the dish for my Mom when he returned to Toronto. He said it just wasn't the same. I tried to figure out the Mos Burger secret, but to no avail. I guess some things are supposed to be left a mystery. does this mean I have to fly to Japan for an ebi burger??


ahappilymarriedmommy said...

Oh yum! That sounds delicious. I wonder if you can find a recipe similar to it on the internet. Trying Google-ing it!

Anonymous said...

That is SOooOOOOooOo Neat! I've never seen buns made of rice patties before! Tha t is very cool I think I'm going to try to make some! Do you use just anything in them like chicken or hamburger meat, or what?

Chrissy121875 said...

Hi Anon! Yes, it's a neat concept. You can use anything in between the rice "buns". Just prepare/serve them as you would a regular hamburger bun :) If you eat meat, then you can put a burger, lettuce, tomatoes, etc. If you're vegetarian, then a veggie patty or vegetable stir fry can be placed between the two rice patties.

curiositykiller said...

Hey Chrissy. The Macdonald's here is kooky with the rice crispy patties and salami filling. Even the apple pies are banana pies (not apples) and deep fried (yum!) instead of baked...

Chrissy121875 said...

Curiosity, did you say "rice crispies"??? As in the cereal kind? While traveling, it was always interesting to see the different menus McDonald's restaurants had all over the world. I've been to one in Bali too.

Wow. Banana pies?! That sounds interesting!

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