Canned Yakitori

March 24th, 2010

Say whaaat? That’s right. Yakitori, in a can. (It was put there by a man in a factory downtown.) I guess I’m still working the whole yakitori thing out of my system. I saw this next to the canned tuna and crab at the store, and had to try it. Surprise, surprise. Tastes just like you’d imagine.

……assuming that you imagine it’d taste pretty bad. It’s just wrong.

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  • Alex

    Can you think of anything that tastes better when it comes in a can? I mean, when was the last time you ate or drank something and thought to yourself, “That would have been a lot better had it been canned”?

  • Deas

    An EXCELLENT point, sir.

  • Jonadab

    > assuming that you imagine it’d taste pretty bad.

    Yep, no trouble imagining that. Meat should not come in a can. The whole idea of canned meat is just… well, I suppose it's not as bad an idea as canned cheese, but it's got to be close.

    Alex says:
    > Can you think of anything that tastes better when it comes in a can?

    “Tastes better” is too high a standard. Canning is a preservation technique. Canned food *keeps* better.

    Still, canned food should taste edible. (Otherwise it's not really useful as food, in which case the fact that it keeps better loses its relevance.)

    Many vegetables (with a few notable exceptions, e.g., peas) are just fine when canned. And if you count home-”canned” food in glass mason jars, most fruits do pretty well too (actually, I like home-canned peaches and plums better than fresh), and tomato-based sauces (e.g., pasta sauce), and a variety of other things.

    But not meat. That's just wrong.

  • softbanksucks

    What!? no pics of the 中身!Let's see the meat in its full glory.

  • Deas

    Ok, ok! I'll get on it. Ha ha.