料理のサンプル

2 Jan

日本のレストランのショーウインドーには、料理のサンプルおいてあります。でも本物ではありません。本物に似せて作った物です。本物とそくっりですね。お客はメニューで注文してもどんな料理がくるか分かりません。これなら安心ですよね。

Can you read the Japanese above?

It means:

“Restaurants in Japan have a show window with sample food. They’re not real, though. They’re fakes made to look like the actual items. They’re very realistic. It helps customers who don’t know what to order. This can be quite a relief, don’t you agree?”

Besides this, restaurants in Japan usually have photos of each item in the menu itself.
Of course this helps foreign visitors who can’t read Japanese, but it’s also helpful to those of us who can read the menu because it’s easy to decide what you want to eat when you can see the menu items rather than imagining them.

Do restaurants in your country have a system like this?

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6 Responses to “料理のサンプル”

  1. cuteandcurls January 3, 2010 at 10:12 pm #

    Most of the restaurants here photos of the food they serve in their menus. Some food stalls normally put out cooked food out on display so customers can decide what they’d like to have..

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    • tokyo5 January 3, 2010 at 11:55 pm #

      That’s convenient too.
      I think most restaurants in America don’t show a display of the menu items.

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  2. tylerandalyssa January 2, 2010 at 11:34 pm #

    Thanks for commenting on our blog! Soon we’re posting an entry about the Japanese food displays. I’ll make sure to reference your work too!

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    • tokyo5 January 2, 2010 at 11:45 pm #

      Thank you.

      How long have you been in Japan? What part of Japan are you living in?

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      • tylerandalyssa January 14, 2010 at 8:56 am #

        Putting up a post right now linking here.. We live near Gifu City (just north Nagoya). Visited Tokyo recently and loved it. We used to live in NYC and so we’re big city people. We’d love to have you write a “Stuff Japanese People Like” for us. You already have so many posts that would fit.

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      • tokyo5 January 16, 2010 at 1:48 am #

        >Putting up a post right now linking here..

        Thanks. I just read it.

        >We live near Gifu City (just north Nagoya).

        I know where Gifu is.
        Why did you choose to live in “the sticks”?

        >Visited Tokyo recently and loved it. We used to live in NYC and so we’re big city people.

        I’ve visited New York City years ago once. It was nice…but I like Tokyo much better, personally.

        >We’d love to have you write a “Stuff Japanese People Like” for us.

        You want me to write a post for your blog?
        It’s flattering.
        I’ll do my best when I get a chance.

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