Friday, June 16, 2006

Fried Whaleburgers

Mmm, good. Well, some people think so:
The sandwich, which features fried whale meat nestled in a bun with salad greens and lashings of mayonnaise and ketchup-based sauce, is the creation of a small whale restaurant in the town of Wada, about 100 km (62 miles) southeast of Tokyo.

"Young people think whale and bread really go together well, so the burgers are quite popular," said restaurant owner Akiji Ichihara.

A young Japanese woman bites into a whale burger at a restaurant in the port city of Hakodate on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido, June 23, 2005. To woo young customers more fond of burgers than traditional whale cuisine, a Japanese restaurant has come up with a new taste sensation: the fried whaleburger. REUTERS/Courtesy of Lucky Pierrot/Handout

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