I didn’t even plan to have a night in Japan, but flying seven hours to connect to a 12+ hour flight after a layover of a few more hours did not sound particularly appealing. Thus, I paid another visit to the city of Narita and its surplus of budget Japanese food, as well as visited the nearby AEON mall to raid its snack food department.
Yet, if there’s (at least) one made-in-Japan fast food that I crave that isn’t…originally Japanese, it’s MOS Burger. It could just be nostalgia, from eating it during my first visit to the country in July 2000, or it could be the odd acronym – Mountain Ocean Sun, or maybe it’s (perish the thought) the burger itself, but whatever it was, something about the chain caught my attention. But with such a limited time in Japan, eating a hamburger wasn’t a priority.
But wait…flying with Japan Airlines back to NY (among other US destinations) offered a surprising treat:
Sounds kinda nasty, no? A burger as airplane food? On the contrary, it was heated quite well. There were “instructions” on how to complete the MOS Burger – though I think for other airline meals this might be more appropriate. For toppings, we’ve got tomato, onions, meat sauce, mangoes (?), and Kewpie mayonnaise.
Oh, and that’s me, wearing a Kewpie t-shirt strategically photographed with said Kewpie mayonnaise. Naturally, I didn’t go near the stuff…bakeries in that part of the world have gotten too familiar with it.
How does this sound to you? Better than this?