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I Was Craving Something Black For Lunch…

And fortunately, Burger King did not disappoint! Behold the Kuro Burger, with a bun chock full o’ bamboo charcoal and ketchup made from squid ink! I was poised to snark, but…yes please, I think I’ll have another!

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Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

5 thoughts on “I Was Craving Something Black For Lunch… Leave a comment

  1. Aghhh, I didnt write those in my list of things to try and now I’m home! Drat, will have to return……BTW, the collagen drink testing is finished. I wasnt totally convinced with its anti-aging skills, but it did something.

      • Flew back yesterday, that’s why my blog has been Japanese all month. And yes, it did something – albeit far from a miracle. Oh, and thanks for your Odeo onsen etiquette guide – it helped me pluck up the courage to go so check back in a few days too and you’ll get another plug

      • Wow, is my face red! This month I’ve been on pleasure blog moratorium because I have a looming book deadline, so I hadn’t seen your fantastic posts on Japanese stuff, nor the much-appreciated link to my blog! Many thanks, and I’m honored to be mentioned by someone whose blog I enjoy as much as I enjoy yours! (I did lift the ban to peek at your latest posts and of course got zero kanji studying in on my 30 minute train ride once I’d taken the plunge. >_< Was fascinated by your comments on the Nocebo effect and on sheet face masks, which I've never tried but will certainly begin to sample now!)

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