Far Eastern North Carolina Barbecue

You knew it would come to this.  It was only a matter of time.

Pit-cooked barbecue, including “Carolina pulled pork”, has established itself in Japan, according to this article in The Japan Times.  If anyone would like to fly Porky LeSwine to Tokyo (a coach seat is fine, as he is a humble man despite referring to himself in the third person), he will be happy to review these barbecue joints.  (So far nobody in Japan has opened a restaurant callled Lexington Ichiban, by the way.)

We sure do live in a global society.  I wonder what they’ll think of next–sushi restaurants in North Carolina?!  Oh, who am I kidding, that will never happen.  However, a “Carolina BBQ Roll” would be pretty tasty: slaw and pork wrapped in cornmeal-dusted nori… mmm mmm, maybe I can skip that flight to Tokyo after all.


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