Skip to comments.Barbecue like they do it in the South (Japan)
Posted on 08/15/2013 10:59:53 PM PDT by TexGrill
Hamburger shops are a dime a dozen in Tokyo these days, but there are very few places doing barbecue, said Lauren Shannon, owner of Bulldog Barbeque (www.bulldogbbq.jp).
By barbecue, Shannon doesnt mean any old thing thrown on a grill, but rather the tradition of the American South of slow-cooked, smoked meats. If you dont know it, youre missing out on some seriously good, authentically American food. If you do know it, youve probably lamented that it is so hard to come by in Tokyo.
Its the exact opposite of fast food. It takes days of salt rubs, hours of smoking. It takes a lot of love, Shannon said, as a way of explaining why barbecue is having a moment in the United States right now.
And she hopes it will have a moment in Japan, too: Since last June, Shannon, who also owns Kimono Wine and Grill, has been running Bulldog out of an adorable vintage truck that she and her husband custom-designed. Most days, you can find the truck parked in front of National Azabu supermarket in Hiroo. The menu includes Carolina pulled pork (Shannons favorite, served with a sweet-and-sour vinegar sauce), Texas-style beef brisket and smoked chicken, all served on fresh-baked bread with a side of handmade sweet-potato chips.
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My bet is that within a few years, National (Panasonic) will have a home bar-b-q cooker in the Japan markets that makes better Q than you can get anywhere in the US.
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Owensboro Mutton Barbecue: How Mutton became the king of barbecue in Western Kentucky
Awesome. I e been dying for Texas BBQ in Tokyo. Thanks for the tip.
I’ve been to the Moonight-Bar-Be-Que in Owensboro. Amazing.
My only trouble with southern barbeque is the fights that break out between North Carolians, Texans and every other state below the Mason-Dixon line!
Looks absolutely DELICIOUS!!
Actually, cotton plants really are trees. Long fiber cotton is grown in warmer climates where the tree (plant) can live for more than 18 months and boll weevils are non existent or controlled using pesticides our EPA has long since banned. Due to the greater investment in the cotton trees and lower labor costs (no welfare to skew the labor market, NOT open borders FYI), the cotton bolls are usually hand picked.
American short fiber cotton is grown in about eight months. A week or more before harvest, the plant is doused with a defoliating compound like Paraquat so the cotton can be machine picked.
That is the Agriculture lesson for today.
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