This type of flawed, lazy commentary about Chinese food has existed for decades (if not centuries), and relies on overtly racist tropes about food—invariably prepared by minorities—being “unclean.” Take notice folks, this is not an old-timey problem. Just within the past year a Chinese restaurant in New York city run… Read more
The part of the story with tips on how to use it appears towards the bottom of the article. What it really comes down to is use it as you would salt, starting with a small amount and then gradually adding more until you reach a point where you’re satisfied with the flavor. You mentioned that you’re adding it to meat… Read more
Fifteen bowls of wanko soba is equal to one regular-sized serving, and Azumaya rewards you with a certificate of achievement if you’re able to make it through 100 bowls or more. While I was granted a certificate certifying how much I ate (as well as a small wooden ornament), my own record is a paltry 62, and Hallams…
I was told there are no explicit rules saying you can’t take a break, but it’s not really socially acceptable. Japanese society is very much centered on social cohesiveness and there’s a sort of ingrained emphasis on fitting in and not drawing attention to yourself (which I think is one of the reasons Otaku culture is… Read more
My photographer for this, Joy Asico, (who took the banner photo for this story) would like me to let everyone know that while I ate 62 bowls she ate 63 bowls. And as the person who wrote this story, I will also share that she did it just to spite me. I apologize this crucial detail didn’t make its way into the… Read more
I’ve heard about the “belt of fat” theory, which says that the reasons it’s always skinny people who win eating contests is because there’s room for their stomach to expand, where as heavier people (such as myself) have a sort of belt of fat around their stomach which prevents expansion. Not sure how true that is… Read more
Thanks for this! I was able to pull a bunch of additional distilleries from this article, including an entry for Australia.
Thanks for these! They’ve been added.
Thanks, but I can’t find anything to substantiate this. Do you have a link?
I left this one off the list because it’s not actually a distillery, just a facility that packages and blends alcohol for the larger conglomerate. My goal for this story was to list places people could contact directly to get hand sanitizer, and I don’t think this facility is at all public facing.