Despite my recent troubles with culture shock as I adjust to my new life here, I have been able to enjoy some conveniences of being in Japan. For example, the “Mexican Festival” seasonal menu at McDonalds.
Ok, that is a pretty superficial reason to be excited, but when you are in Stage 2 of culture shock, you’ve got to find excitement in anything.
This seasons’ “Mexican” spread was an underwhelming as it sounds. I ordered the Beef Salsa Burger. The only things that were “Mexican” about it were a tiny bit of salsa in lieu of ketchup, and gooey nacho cheese in lieu of yellow American cheese. Not exactly delicious, but a satisfying adventure nonetheless.
|3 Salsa options: beef, chicken, and shrimp|
|My Mexican Festival layout|
|The beef burger|
|Closeup of the salsa and nacho cheese|