Friday, August 31, 2012

Elsie Chapman Takes the Dare!

When in Rome, do as the Romans do, right? So when I was in Tokyo recently for vacation, fellow Thirteener Ellen Oh dared me to vlog myself eating something a little...out of the norm. Which was pretty much the perfect dare, considering not only do I love eating (especially Japanese food!), but Japan does wacky well. So part 1 is me eating chicken sashimi, and part 2 is me drinking a selection of rather uniquely flavoured Japanese sodas. Enjoy!



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Elsie grew up in Prince George, BC, before graduating from the University of British Columbia with a BA in English Literature. She currently lives in Vancouver with her husband and two kids, where she writes to either movies on a loop or music turned up way too loud (and sometimes both at the same time). She's repped by The Chudney Agency, and her debut novel, DUALED, will be published by Random House in February, 2013. A sequel, DIVIDED, will be published February, 2014. Find her online at at her blog elsiechapman.com or tweet with her on Twitter!

19 comments:

  1. You are a brave, brave woman. I love your kids giggling in the background. And your reaction when the squid, which you expected to be disgusting, ended up tasting like gingerale. ;)

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    1. Erin, it really did! I thought it would be the worst of the bunch, but nope! Yes, my kids especially like seeing me eat whatever they don't want to. Evil children!

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  2. Haha, you are awesome, Elsie. And crazy brave. I doubt I would dare to eat/drink this stuff. I'm learning so much from you though:

    Sprite tastes like Wasabi.
    Ginger Ale tastes like Squid.

    ...never would've guessed.

    Also, SO glad you didn't get Salmonella! ;-)

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    1. Jenn, me too about the salmonella! But I wasn't really worried since everything is so fresh there. Only that my stomach wouldn't be used to it. But I was fine. Continued to eat lots more food the rest of the trip!

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  3. You did it! You are brave. And beautiful. And so darn charming.

    Kim chee. Wow. Oh, man...

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    1. April, I can definitely say kimchee is better chewed than drunk. Next time I go, I will eat blowfish just for you :) Or horse sashimi!

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    2. Yes, chewed. I agree. Some foods are just not meant to be a bubbly, syrupy drink. Shudder.

      Horse sashimi! You know, they eat horse in Italy, but they cook it first, at least. I...I couldn't do it. I love horses too much. I do.

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    3. You have to go to a specific area in Japan to get horse sashimi, I think. April, what kind of strange foods would they have in the French Alps? I'm planning ahead for our retreat.

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    4. Hmmm...snails? Frog legs? I saw mainly bread, meat, veggies, and cheese when I was there. We'll have to rent an alpine home with a large kitchen and make things like cauliflower saffron soup and espresso zabaglione (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/espresso-zabaglione-recipe/index.html)...

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    5. As long as you cook. You know I'm not a cooker. I'm primarily an eater.

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  4. Elsie - you are so cute in this!! HA HA HA HAAAAAA! omg I can't believe you drank all of that! Oh my face was just horrified and I nearly died laughing when you drank the kimchee!!!!!! You are the absolute best!!!

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  5. Ellen, when we finally meet, we have to find something super cool and bizarre to try together! Because I'm going to make you laugh and then it'll go up your nose!

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    1. DEAL! NYC - BEA! We just may have to head down to Chinatown!!

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    2. Ha, yeah! Sounds good :) We'd definitely find something there!

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  6. My favorite part was that you had to smell everything first before you tasted it. That was making me laugh. You are adorable.....and brave. :)

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