Chicken marks Christmas in Japan
Come Christmas Eve in Japan, restaurants fill up quickly as people, mostly couples, celebrate the occasion considered more important than Christmas day itself. And what is considered the star cuisine of the day? Well, it’s fried chicken! The fastfood chain giant, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and other restaurants and pubs stock up on the crispy fowl as the celebratory symbol. In fact, orders are placed way in advance and can ran out. It all started in 1974 when KFC launched a Christmas campaign in Japan and it took off incredibly well. KFC said that approximately 3.6 million Japanese households celebrate Christmas with Colonel Sander’s tasty, lovable chicken.
The traditional Japanese christmas food is the christmas cake. It’s a sponge cake and not really a fruit cake. They put whipped cream and decorate it with strawberries, flowers, trees and an occasional Santa Claus.
While many Japanese restaurants mark Christmas eve not with fried chicken but with other engaging come-ons, there is no lack of ingenious ways to celebrate the event. All you have to do is to look up what your favorite spot – restaurant, bar or club – is offering for this special night.
Christmas Eve at FLO Restaurant in Bellevue
Thousands of miles away from Japan, here in Washington state, you and your special love one can have a cozy, yet fashionable Christmas eve celebration at FLO. We might just have a Christmas special bento dinner, a Christmas sushi concoction, or a chef-crafted Christmas cake. Our Bellevue Japanese restaurant never ceases to impress diners on special occasions as this.