Monday, August 19, 2019
What'n Hell Is a Faceburger?
That's exactly what I said one night in an entertainment district of Nago, Okinawa.
A gal who spoke English asked where I came from and I said, "Kin Town."
She said she likes to go there to buy Faceburgers. They sold them at King Tacos.
Her explanation was, "It's a hamburger, as big around as an Okinawan's face."
Now, you know what a Faceburger is, too.
Over the years, I've met many Okinawans, who call the huge hamburgers, Faceburgers.
They are getting hard to come by these days but, I found one to show you.
First I should explain something. Last night I went out and tipped a few too many.
Today, I was feeling rather extinguished. So, I decided to buy supper out in town.
That way the little lady, wouldn't have to fire up the stove and have a hot kitchen.
The burger on the right is a normal-sized hamburger. Mine is on the left.
That's a Faceburger from Gate 1 but, they call it Jumbo Burger.
Don't try ordering a Faceburger, young folks won't understand you.
It's best to just point at things on the menu if, you can't speak the local language.
Any of those 450 Yen Jumbo Burgers would be the Faceburger not, the 300 Yen size.
My favorite is the Jumbo Pork Cutlet Burger.
If they had a real USDA 100% Beef Hamburger I'd be willing to pay 10 bucks for one.
One of these days, I might have to open my own damn Faceburger Joint. Hah!
For folks interested in other types of junk food, I took these iPhone menu shots.
The staff at Gate-1 were nice to me and fixed my food in a hurry.
So, feeling not-as-extinguished as I did before eating, I thought I'd share the menus with y'all.
End of Report