A Taste of Sh旬n: Christmas, A Time For...Fried Chicken?

For most part of the world that celebrates Christmas, a roast turkey is the main star of the Christmas meal. But in Japan, Christmas means a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

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There are various theories as to how this tradition came about - either from a very successful marketing campaign by KFC years back, an innate Japanese preference for all things smaller and more compact (stemming from a perception that bigger objects tend to taste bland with a less refined taste), or even perhaps the uncanny resemblance between Colonel Sanders and Santa Claus...

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Ho,ho,ho...goes Colonel Sanders, laughing all the way to the bank.


Orders are taken for the KFC bucket around two weeks before Christmas. And, in a bid to get a piece of the Christmas pie, convenience stores and supermarkets have also started frying up chickens in zest.

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If you don't want to queue at KFC, just head to the combini.


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7-11 (left) and Circle K Sunkus amost those joining the fowl play.


So, if you haven't already placed your KFC orders and don't fancy a long wait for fast food, you know where to go for your Christmas Fried Chicken. Or, you could just go cold turkey.

Here's wishing all our readers a Merry Christmas!

 

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