Made in Japan

So today is Mother’s Day. It’s the one day off the year dedicated to the moms on this planet. I think it’s a great holiday because mothers need to be appreciated, not just on this day of course. I think having a special day to appreciate them makes our mothers feel good. Also, they like getting gifts and spending the day with their families and doing stuff they want to do. Every Mother’s Day, my mom gets to pick a restaurant that she wants to go eat dinner. This year she picked Osaka Japanese Steakhouse. She has been wanting to go there for a while now and she finally got the chance. When I reminded her about where we were going for dinner later in the day she told me that she was so excited to go. I was excited too because they have very good food. It’s also one of those places where you sit around a Hibachi grill and the chef cooks your food right in front of you. The chefs are always entertaining. I like when they throw food to you and you have to catch it in your mouth. I’m no good at catching things in my mouth so it’s always embarrassing when my turn comes around. I like watching other people though. I’m always impressed by the people that can catch the food and I always laugh at those you can’t. I know that seems ironic but, hey, they laugh at me too when I can’t catch my food so we’re even. When you go to Osaka you are given a ton of food. First you are served soup. It’s a salty broth with green onions and mushrooms. I don’t eat the mushrooms but the broth has a nice simple taste. Next, you are served salad with your choice of dressing: Yum Yum or Ginger Sauce. I prefer the Yum Yum. It’s kind of like a Thousand Island dressing. The chef comes out next and twirls his cooking utensils, showing off his skills. He spins and tosses eggs and finally breaks them open to be cooked for the fried rice. He then prepares the vegetables and then the different types of meat that everyone ordered. Finally, he fries some bananas to act as our dessert. In addition to all that food, my family ordered Monster Rolls. They are a type of sushi. I don’t know how to explain them except that they are mighty tasty. It’s always a good time when my family and I go to Osaka. The food and the atmosphere are enjoyable. There is always something that gets you laughing whether it’s the  chef playing some sort of trick on you or the piece of food that hits you in the face as it completely misses your mouth.

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