[Sca-cooks] Cooking steaks was Re: lethal drinks

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Thu Jul 24 20:54:22 PDT 2008

On Jul 24, 2008, at 11:08 PM, Ian Kusz wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 6:29 AM, Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius <
> adamantius1 at verizon.net> wrote:
> I disagree, based on personal experience.
> I worked on a fishing boat, and there were a good number (about 15)  
> Japanese
> advisors; one of whom was an excellent cook (all the Japanese guys,  
> and some
> of the Polish guys who had been guests, raved about his cooking).  The
> Japanese guys put soy sauce on EVERYTHING.  I mean, I never saw them  
> eat
> cereal, or anything sweet, but everything I DID see them eat, they  
> put soy
> sauce on....rice, soup, noodles, eggs, vegetable dishes, meat, bread,
> whatever.
> Now, these were "blue collar" guys, I think (I mean, they worked in a
> factory), but they used it EXACTLY like some people use ketchup.

I wouldn't dream of arguing your personal experience; you were there.  
I can only go by my own (including my own family by marriage) and a  
fair amount of written material on Chinese, Japanese, and Southeast  
Asian gastronomy.

And I'm also not discounting the possibility that this is a personal  
peeve of mine.

But on the other hand, I'm not making this up...


"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,  
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's  
			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter

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