How to Order Food in Japanese Without Looking Like a Fool
I was perplexed.
I’d ordered yakitori.
But what followed was a salad, vegetarian hotpot, and mixed rice with vegetables – and this was a famous yakitori restaurant.
Embarrassed, I ate what I could while wondering where I had gone wrong.
When I told my friend how I had ordered, she said it sounded a bit like I wasn’t happy with the menu.
So the restaurant staff thought I was a foreigner who didn’t like meat.
They’d taken pity on me and gave me a special vegetarian course.
I learned a big lesson – be careful what you ask for! #learnjapanese
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