The West really needs to learn to embrace jelly.
Sure, we all remember a few spoonfuls of Jell-O from our childhood, but think: when was the last time you ate a gelatinous substance?
Well, if you live in Japan, it was probably yesterday. The gel is everywhere: gel and seaweed, gel and fish, gel with eggs and gel in a dish. They loove their jelly.
In fact, the Japanese even embrace jelly candies. This is my favorite of the bunch: 50 cents at the airport, this pretty turquoise swished all about before I was finally able to swallow. It's kind of like having a bunch of plastic water in your mouth...yummy.