Cows in My New Backyard

Well, more of the empty lot next door than our backyard, but hey, the important thing here is the cows, right?
If you’ve stuck around this blog since I made my move to Maha Sarakham, Thailand, you know that I’m somewhat obsessed with the flora and fauna surrounding me (whether I end up eating it or not), and I hope for the Cows in My Backyard series to become something of a time-honored tradition. So far, it’s only been a year or so. Here’s to more cows, and maybe even more backyards in the future.

The Origins of Kaiten-zushi (Conveyor Belt Sushi)

Envisioned in 1933: Mechanical grocery store walks around the customer
Substitute raw fish and vinegared rice for the “groceries,” lose the wrapping option (mawarizushi is one of the few things the Japanese don’t wrap), and add self-pouring draft beer vending machines, and then you’ve got a recipe for a winner (that sounds a lot like Kura Zushi near KIX, but I digress)