Day 79: Gyuu Nyuu goes Moo
One of my favorite anime/manga series, Fullmetal Alchemist, depicts Edward Elric (one of the main characters and said Fullmetal Alchemist) and his intense hatred of gyuu nyuu (Milk in Japanese). This only adds to his height complex since he is short and refuses to drink milk to grow taller. Thankfully I don’t have this issue, but I do find the scene below really funny every time I watch it.
I’m probably the only one in my family that’s a regular milk-drinker. It also helps that I’m not lactose-intolerant. I drink 2-3 glasses of milk every day so there’s usually several cartons occupying my fridge.
For a country not well known for their dairy products, I will say it’s a bit odd that the tastiest milk I’ve ever had comes from Sapporo. It’s delicious and creamy and oh so yummy, the perfect compliment to freshly made cookies or a splash in my coffee. I don’t read kanji by any means, but when I see a milk carton in the local grocery store with a picture of the Hokkaido region, I know I’m golden.