Sake Gumi
I understand people are conscious about what they eat. I am not talking about organic food, Erin, which is a completely different matter. I just don't buy it because I can't simply afford to pay $2.99 for a cucumber, compared to $0.99 for two.

Anyhow, healthy food (fat free, low fat, no saturated fat, etc., etc.) is getting its peak nowadays. Some people don't want to get fat, some others might be diabetic. In my gayborhood, one can find "air fried" french fries (Better Burger), non fat fro-yo (of course, Pinkberry), and the consumption of low-cal beer is significant at Gym Bar (NYC's only gay sports bar).

Low fat food might be important in our diet, but I FUCKING HATE IT. To me, all you need is portion control. You know why you are fat, many Americans?! It's because you eat SHIT LOADS of low fat food, which is equivalent of 2 servings of regular fat. That's why you don't lose weight!

Norimitsu Onishi at NYT recently wrote a story about Japanese people getting fat. According to the article, if you are a male, above 40, and your waist line is bigger than 33.5 inches, you will be severely "guided" to lose weight. Read this excerpt!

"Under a national law that came into effect two months ago, companies and local governments must now measure the waistlines of Japanese people between the ages of 40 and 74 as part of their annual checkups. ....... Those exceeding government limits — 33.5 inches for men and 35.4 inches for women....... will be given dieting guidance if after three months they do not lose weight. If necessary, those people will be steered toward further re-education after six more months."

Can you believe this shit? I wonder for those who are above 74 and fat. They will be sent to crematorium?

Some healthy food, such as oven-baked french fries, are good, I will admit. But many things should be fried if the name has a word "fried" in it. Oven-fried chicken is NOT fried chicken. Seriously, just eat regular fried chicken!

I miserably failed making oven-baked doughnuts this weekend. Yeah, I completely and utterly failed! Do you know why the doughnut tastes so good? Because it's FRIED, NOT BAKED! From the pictures below, it does look like doughnut, right? But it tasted like a soft sweet bagel. After they came out of the oven, I sprayed it with "fat free" butter "flavored" spray (which sounds very scary), then coated half with cinnamon sugar, the other with powdered sugar.

When hot, it was edible. I now remember the recipe said "eat while warm", and I know why. As soon as it got cold, it became tough, dry and doughy. Also sugar totally dissolved, and looked like glazed doughnut.

Look at this, this is not what doughnut should look like! It looks like bread! WTF!

Some things are meant to be fried, and you can eat one, just don't eat dozen.



  • how could something that looks so good taste so bad?

    i actually have a great recipe for oven baked chicken.

    but baked doughnuts?? i’d like to see you master this darling.

    kayoko on

  • yes, but a challenge between you and yourself.

    you know i can’t bake.

    also, Sonja suggested to me the other day that you make phyllo dough by scratch.

    again, Yamahomo vs. Ryohei.

    kayoko on

  • Are you challenging me?

    Yamahomo on

  • it’s Moto’s anonymous admirer again!!!

    i want one too!!!

    kayoko on

  • I Love Moto

    Anonymous on

  • I was cackling out loud regarding your commentary. Especially the conclusion you make that you “fucking hate” low fat food. Well said. It doesn’t really deserve much more time/words for criticism.

    yoko on

  • haha i love this post. those “doughnuts” look so perfect. sad they suck though!

    Anonymous on

  • ummmm, I don’t care if they’re not organic…they look delicious and I WANT one!

    erin on

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