Okay, well, some things about the South and Japan remind me of each other, such as people not always saying what they mean or meaning what they say. But here’s further proof:
My nephew, an upstanding young Southern gentleman, just posted this picture of a delicacy that he supped on in an establishment known as Kooky Canuck.
When I first saw it, I was sure he was eating a giant-sized serving of Osaka’s popular street food takoyaki–pan-fried octopus balls drizzled with savory sauce and mayonnaise. The dripping red sprinkles even look like the red pickled ginger strips that go on takoyaki.